Washington, D.C.

I visited Washington, D.C. for the first time with my family earlier this month. It was a very interesting and educational trip. See some of the sights we saw in our nation’s capitol below. You can click on images to view larger photos.

North Shore 2012

I just returned from a family vacation on the north shore of Lake Superior in northern Minnesota. We relaxed outside, went hiking in area parks, attended church, visited shops, took a trip up The Gunflint Trail in search of the illusive moose and much more. The weather was a pleasant 70 degrees throughout our trip. […]

Foshay Tower Observation Deck Visit

I took a trek downtown Minneapolis last week, and once again visited the Foshay Tower observation deck. Once the tallest building in Minneapolis, the tower (now a hotel), has a museum and beautiful outdoor observation deck that circles the building on its 32nd floor. Take a look at my shots of the downtown skyline.


I graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College this Sunday, May 27 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies. I really enjoyed my time at Gustavus; and the ceremony was really nice, despite a high temperature in the upper 80s. Take a look at some photos members of my family took during the celebration.

My Minnesota State Fair adventure

Summer is quickly coming to a close. I am ready for school to start up again (except for the whole packing thing), but the end of summer would not be the same without a trip to the Minnesota State Fair. Second only in size to the Texas State Fair on a national level, the fair […]

Timber Time!

I was sitting in my family’s backyard a few weeks ago when I noticed that one of the two elm trees was loosing leaves. We were a bit surprised, given that it was June. We contacted a tree company who came out and diagnosed this tree and the other elm in our backyard with dutch […]

Up to the North Shore

I just returned from a trip with my family to the north shore of Lake Superior in northern Minnesota. The weather was pleasant – highs were in the mid 70s and raindrops were few and far between. It was a nice escape from the warm 90 degree weather we have had here in the Twin […]