One week later (last week) we went to Minnesota to meet his family. I was nervous as we were flying in, but I very quickly felt like I was gaining a wonderful new family.
As we explored St. Paul and areas near by, I caught glimpses of Rob's childhood - the places and the people who helped make him the man that he is today.
A house in Rob's old, downtown neighborhood.
The suburban home his family moved to when he was in third grade. This is where he skated down the backyard in the winter to the pond where he played hockey with neighborhood friends.
The beautiful St. Croix River. We took this tour on sister Sally and her husband Gary's boat.
The botanical conservatory at Como Park.
The great big beautiful Belgians at the Minnesota State Fair.
More from the state fair.
this life that we are growing together.