I had the opportunity to be back in the States for a short time to enjoy Christmas with my family and my sister's wedding. It was a wonderful time to enjoy life in MN. Here are a few photos to capture my time there:
I was able to get back to some of my Scandinavian roots and visit the "Day Fish Company" where they make pickled herring and lutefisk. I was also able to embraced the MN culture of flannel.
I bundled up with good friends and hit up the great Dalbo sledding hill. It might be true that I spent more time in the warming house than actually hitting the slope but it's all about perspective, right?!
I team hugged an engaged girl during Ash's bachelorette party. I also got to spend good time with the whole family - grandpa, aunts and uncles, cousins, parents, sisters, brother-in-law's, etc.
And I also got to spend good quality time with many dear friends. Paul, Abby, Dilan, Trisha, Pat, Ashley, Bart, Sarah, Jeremy, Treva, John, Heidi, Jake, Becky, Lauren, Erik, Dave, etc. It was great to see you all. It was also really great to talk to many of you on the phone. Thanks for the messages and phone talks. Sorry to all those who I wasn't able to talk to.
Now, I'm back in Uganda. I'm busy waking up at 4am and not being able to fall back asleep, racing to finish my quarterly report in time for Peace Corps, and catching up with other friends who had the opportunity to travel around this holiday season.