Our first family vacation- North Dakota {Part One}

During the last few days of July and the first few of August, Dave, Griffin, and I had the opportunity to head to North Dakota for a week to visit some of my mother’s family. Dave had never been to North Dakota so it was sure to be an adventure. My mother grew up with her two sisters on a small farm in the northern part of the state in close proximity to Canada. The town that they grew up in had a population of less than 700 people (no, I didn’t forget any zeros!). Dave was doing a little research before I our trip and figured out that the population of the entire state of North Dakota is very close to the population of just the county that we live in in North Carolina! Our trip was a nice little getaway and it was so nice to see some of my family that I haven’t seen in close to 8 years. I took A LOT of pictures so I thought I would share them over the course of a few days…

The first picture of the trip was actually taken by Dave of Griffin and me snoozing on our first flight to Minneapolis…


We got to get out and stretch our legs for a few at the airport and Griffin is at the age where he doesn’t want to sit still very long. He immediately started crawling down the hall of the airport and when I tried to stop him, Dave gave me the “Relax and stop being an overprotective mommy” look!


My mom doesn’t really like having her picture taken most of the time and she might possibly kill me for immortalizing her forever by putting her on my blog, but come on! Isn’t she a beautiful mom?

Here is Griffin in “Grandude’s” hat and sunglasses. Since around when we were in high school, my brother and I have always called my dad “Dude” so when Griffin was born, he became Grandude.


And here is a shot of Griffin, Grandude, and Yaya (my mom) because no one wants to be a traditional Grandma and Grandpa these days! 🙂


And finally, my amazing husband, Dave, who was showing off his modeling skills to the citizens and travelers of Minneapolis…


He makes me laugh. 🙂

Still more to come, we haven’t even gotten to North Dakota yet…

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