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Kubb at the Cabin

Tammy and I played our inaugural game of Kubb at our cabin. Seemed appropriate to do so with an official USA Kubb set!

Lego Firetruck

Modern Legos seem so very different than the generic shapes I remember when I was a kid. Did Legos take over the plastic model scene from my childhood? These pieces are so specific to each solution. Very proprietary, in software terms. :-)

Blokus

I got Blokus (Amazon) for Christmas in the brother-in-law swap on the Olson side (thanks Max!). It’s a really fun game. Ultimately best suited for 4 players with a graceful way to play with 2 players. 3 players works but its not a great fit. The strategy of the game is to block other opponents off as they try to lay tiles down on the board. While Go players would probably cringe at the comparison it seems loosely related.

One Smoothie, Two Straws

I finally got Tyler to try a fruit smoothie and he decided he liked it.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical at Stages Theater

Today we went and saw Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical at the Stages Theater in Hopkins. It was a really great show, the best production we’ve seen there. I highly recommend catching it before it ends on Jan 3. The kids loved it and the costumes were great too.

For Those About To Rock

Tyler with one of his favorite bands t-shirts.

2014 Olson Family Weekend

This years Annual Olson Family Weekend was planned by Don & Kaye and the extended family had a great time at Grand View Lodge!

Olson Grandkids

Don & Kaye and the six grandkids. (Left to right: Tyler, Mazie, Lucas, Elsa, Nora, Levi)

Magic Pines

After years of talking about getting a cabin we have finally made the big leap! Tammy has been looking at cabins for a while now and we found one that really fits what we were looking for. It’s close to home (45 minutes from our house!) has a great, warm feel and is on a good sized lake with just over an acre of land. Great spots to play outside, setup a Kubb pitch, hang a hammock and have a fire pit along with a dock to get on the lake. It already has a name, Magic Pines.

We close in January and are excited for fun weekends away. This is completely new territory for us. It’s going to be a fun adventure!

Post-Halloween Breakfast

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