Monday, November 28, 2011

A Midwest Tufte Thanksgiving

  For Thanksgiving this year we went to visit Travis' family in Walker, MN.  We flew in to Minneapolis and met up with Travis' brother Conrad, went and grabbed burgers and beers then headed up to the cabin.  It was great to get up there get away for a few days and see everyone, enjoy some great food and maybe the occasional beer (or cider!).  We also started the first annual Tufte Turkey Shoot with some .22 pistols and a few old cans and some targets. 

A big thank you to Gail, Doug, and Conrad for everything you did for us. 

We had such a great time and can't wait to do it again. 

  M & T 

Here is our Thanksgiving in pictures...

These boys love to shoot

The Tufte men

Travis showing me the ropes

Even a cutie with his mickey mouse eyes on


Walker, MN

Boys doing their own Crossfit workout. 

Sitting at the bar, enjoying a beer and some football

Gail cookin' up a storm in the kitchen

View from the cabin

Thanksgiving Day

Oh hey.

Turkey Day Shoot

It's a family affair

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Marine Corps Ball 2011

  This year Travis and I got to celebrate the 236th Birthday with the 4th Marine Corps District here in Harrisburg, PA. Like always we had such a blast. We had a great dinner, met some friends and even hit the dance floor. Then it was off to downtown to have some more fun. I was moved and very proud of all the hard work and dedication these Marines and and Marines deployed and stationed throughout the world display. 

  Happy Birthday Marines!


  Semper fi.

Our prom picture

At dinner

"This one's for Mimi"

Before we hit the dance floor

Our in H-burg

The boys

Friday, November 4, 2011

Run Travis, Run

  On Sunday, October 30th, Travis ran the Marine Corps Marathon in DC. I am so proud of him! He made a commitment and he really stuck with it. He had to train during the craziest few months, running on our honeymoon and the move across the country. Once he signed up he was going 100 percent all the time. He never made excuses and always found time to finish his runs, especially the long ones. This is something I really admire in Travis. He is motivated and committed. (The 100 dollar entrance fee may have been a little motivation as well, he does not throw money around!)

  Since he had the following Monday off from work, we made a long weekend of it. On Saturday night we explored 8th and I, had dinner on 8th street, and had a chance to meet up with friends from Yuma, AZ. Sunday we were up at the crack of dawn to navigate to the start of the race (did I mention it was 34 degrees?) After the race we rested and showered up for a nice romantic dinner.  On Monday it was back to reality and Pennsylvania. 

Sunrise at the start of the race

Osprey flyover

Getting pumped up


  Now I had a plan, map and metro ticket to catch Travis at three different locations on the course. Of course, somehow, I missed him at every single one! I was so upset and felt so bad. I have no idea how I could possibly not see him, let alone 3 different times.  I am bummed that I didn't get any action photos. But I did steal a couple from the the official race site.

Maybe, just maybe, the next one we can run together!
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