Sorry, this comes a bit late. With a mixture of being sick and a memory stick corrupting things got pushed back.
For 12 days at the end of summer is what we like to call the Great Minnesota Get Together. The state fair is on the fair grounds on the University of Minnesota Saint Paul campus. This year we broke the record for attendance.
I always have to save for going cause I eat a lot. A LOT. Each year there is always new food. I can’t keep up. But no matter what I always have a bucket of fries and corn on the cob. We also grab a bucket of cookies on the way out.
Sadly enough I eat cookies for every meal for a few days. And no amount of walking there will help that.
But there is a lot of walking. Just meandering around to food booths to shops to more food. Even a haunted house. If they had dogs in the animal barns then I would be in heaven.
At the end of July we had or “engagement party”. I put that in parentheses because we didn’t know half the people who showed up. My family loves an excuse to throw a party. We didn’t care, we got to see a bunch of friends and family, and lots of food.
They randomly wanted a pig
Some of the other food we had
The thing I’ve learned with my family is to go with the flow. There will always be too many opinions. Sometimes you need to mediate, or pretend to listen and do what you want, or just to tell them all to shut-up. :p This party more people had a say since my aunt and uncle hosted it. But no one gets a say for my wedding, not even my parents.
Me, Fiance, his parents, and a close friend
Me and my mom
The day before I wrapped over 300 egg rolls and 50 cream cheese wontons. They all randomly decided to have a pig roast. Thinking that it would be easy because my fiance works with them. Not on a regular basis and no one owns any. So that was fun……
I the end everyone had fun. And that’s what matters. I’m just glad I took two days off after it to rest.