My week home was a bit of a whirlwind with lots of things to do.  I got home on a Thursday and the next day I headed up to our cabin in Aitkin with my parents and aunt and uncle to prepare for my brother-in-law's surprise 30th birthday party to be on Saturday.
My sister is a maniac planner too, but in the end it turned out to be a great weekend.  The whole time he thought I was having a welcome home party but we got him!  My sister and mom surprised me too by getting some of my friends to come!  Here, I thought I was going to have to help carry in more stuff!  Thanks Maddy and Joe for coming!

The whole weekend ended up going very well - minus the falling tents, but the weather held up!  I was able to get a little sun too, which was much needed.

The next week, every day I had some appointment, vaccination, eye doctor, dentist, etc.  You name it and I was probably there.  Then came the end of the week and I was off to Paris!

I got a new camera too so I will be able to share more from Paris.  In the meantime, my brother makes a great subject!
 Isn't he handsome?! :)