Category Archives: Family

Happy Thanksgiving

We’ve wrapped up Thanksgiving here and are looking forward to Christmas. After an absolutely wonderful mild November (we’re talking t-shirt weather) we now have daytime highs right around (or just below) freezing; it seems Winter has finally come to Minnesota! … Continue reading

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Trip to the Zoo

This weekend we trudged off in the snow and cold to the local zoo so I could try some techniques for capturing animals in captivity. I was trying to get shots of the animals by focusing past the screen in … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

We hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful Winter Break (assuming that applies to you!) Everyone has left the Alyn Family residence and we’re back to school today – just in time for the temperature to get … Continue reading

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Xavier turns 5 today!

For Xavier’s 5th birthday he wanted to go to the Kalahari, so we’re here in the Wisconsin Dells for a 3 day mini-vacation. Here’s a photo for everyone of the not quite 5 year old taken yesterday. Oskar has been … Continue reading

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Summer Vacation

This doesn’t cover all we’ve done this summer, but it does cover what we’ve been doing for the last two weeks. Not included: vbs, multiple bike rides, winery, playgrounds, swimming and so so much more. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis Children’s … Continue reading

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Erik’s 10th Birthday

Today was certainly a full day for everyone in the Alyn household. Erik turned 10 today and Xavier attended Erik’s party as well as Alex’s (from his pre-school). Everything came off as planned and a good time was had by … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

We’ve just returned from a wonderful week in Florida with Gretchen’s siblings. Rachel and Kevin generously donated a week at their timeshare in Ft. Lauderdale to celebrate Patty’s 29th birthday. The accomodations were wonderful and a good time was had … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas – Our Holiday Thus Far

For those who may not have heard, Erik is spending some time with us while Pammy recovers from a surgery she underwent on the 22nd. She’s recovering nicely and Erik’s doing okay being here with Oskar and Xavier. The Alyn … Continue reading

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Another Snowy Morning

Snowed here last night adding another inch to the couple we had already. Definitely looks like winter here. The boys are ready for breakfast and we’ll be spending a good portion of today getting ready for Erik to come next … Continue reading

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It’s getting cold here

Fall is officially upon us here in MN. The overnight temps are not yet below freezing, but they are in the 30’s. Oskar and Xavier are doing well. We made a trip to the Rochester firehouse #1 with Rainbow school … Continue reading

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