We visited some friends in Duluth. Our friend’s father and brother have an excavating business or something like that — and they have lots of big big diggers. Our friend gave Elias a ride. I think the boys were pretty happy! Again, I think we topped our five-year-old’s wish list.

 We had such a lovely time. I feel like I talked more in two days than I had talked in a month. The boys had a silly fishing competition, the kids played on the trampoline, we had a picnic, we swam . .. it was a wonderful time.