Grandparents Archive

The Dog Days of Summer

With longer winters in Minneapolis, we always try to squeeze as much into summer as we can. As the kids are getting older, we are continually discovering fun things to do in and around the Twin Cities! Summer this year as flown by. We have definitely been making the most of it and taking advantage…

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The Craziness of Spring/Summer 2016

To say that our lives have been a little bit hectic over the last four months is an understatement. With each of the major events (and minor), I have been wanting to update our blog, but exhaustion and stress have gotten in the way (at least that is my excuse). Before Henry came along, it…

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Visit to the Sunshine State

With my sister Bophar living in Florida for quite some time now, and having yet to visit her, we were long overdue. The changing of seasons, and Fall weather setting in, gave us the perfect opportunity for a nice vacation to the beach. Being Henry’s first time on an airplane, Allison and I were both…

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Fun Visit to Iowa

Last weekend, I traveled to Iowa City with Henry and Carter to have a fun weekend with family. Vish had planned a golfing weekend with his friends up north for the Midwest Ryder Cup, while we headed south to Iowa. I decided it would be easier to spend 10+ hours in the car with Henry…

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Weekend Full of Celebration

Over Memorial Day weekend, we headed back to Iowa City for our last trip before baby #2 arrives. The entire Yem family was getting together to celebrate Grandma Yem’s retirement after 35+ years. On Wednesday night, Bophar and Jeff arrived in Minneapolis from Florida, and spent some time in the city before we headed back…

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Winter Hibernation

The polar vortex and subsequent deep freeze had brought the Yem Family blog to a screeching halt. As often as we tried, we just couldn’t find a good way to type with our mittens permanently glued to our hands. With much persistence, we finally made a breakthrough, and we have a lot to share. What…

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Krons Invade Minneapolis

A few weeks ago, my parents and two brothers came to Minneapolis for a visit. We had been looking forward to the weekend for quite a while. Carter always looks forward to seeing Grandma & Grandpa Kron, Uncle Nick and Uncle Nathan. My parents arrived on Wednesday evening to watch Carter for us on Thursday…

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Carter’s Iowa Birthday Bash

For Carter’s 2nd birthday, Allison and I planned a small get-together in Iowa City last weekend. Not only was Carter excited for his party, but he was especially excited to see his Aunt Bophar, who was flying in all the way from Georgia. Saturday morning, after running some last minute errands, Allison got Carter dressed…

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Easter Weekend

Judging from Carter’s obsession with the Easter Bunny over the last couple of weeks — it literally went everywhere with us — it was safe to say he was very excited to travel to Iowa City for a long Easter weekend. He could hardly contain his excitement as we left the house, repeating “Grandma” and…

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Weekend With The Krons

The Krons made the trek up north last weekend, and we were all very excited to see them, as their visits generally consist of fun times and good food. Carter was especially excited, as he practiced his “grandma” and “grandpa” all week. Upon their arrival into town on Friday morning, they went straight downtown to…

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