Sunday, January 6, 2013

Bring it on, 2013.

I worked the week of Christmas, but Sara and I managed to sneak a quick trip to the Midwest to see family to say good bye to 2012 and usher in the New Year. It was a wonderfully relaxing time with good food, family, and refreshingly cold weather. I must be wired a little funny, because when I woke up on on January 1st to see the temperature at -15 degrees Fahrenheit, I just smiled and got outside as quick as I could.  Something about that cold, brisk air is just so vitalizing (that's assuming your dressed properly, of course).

It was a wonderful trip for many reasons. Here, let me show you.

Negative degrees. Awesome. 
Great mornings.

The cold shore.

Expanding ice. Cracks that reach across the lake.
Taking a couple kids fishing.

Skated across most of the lake. Great ice.

Skating and fishing on lakes is something that is definitely not in Norfolk, Virginia.

Grain Belt: Nordeast. A tasty local brew.

Sky lanterns on New Years.

Another tasty Minnesota treat.

A great man.

Painted a brown trout for my dad.
Remnants of the Pike spear fisherman.
Lots of family.
2012 was great, so bring it on, 2013. We are ready for you.


  1. Replies
    1. thanks rob! it was a great to see you all :)

  2. Replies
    1. thanks Kevin. It was cold but a great time :)

  3. Nothing like spending time with the family ---thanks for sharing

  4. Very nice painting of the brown trout.

    1. thanks Pete! it has been a fun new hobby.

  5. I love that last picture of family, people opening gifts, interacting, wearing crowns :)