Saturday, November 17, 2007

We're Number 12!

Check out this article at the New York Times online:

In Name count, Garcias are catching up to the Joneses

There is a cool little program that lets you type in last names and see how common they are (and also an article beneath it). Anderson is the 12th most common surname. I bet you guys in Minnesota can believe it!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Uff Da!

We had a great time at Dan and Sharon's church, Immanuel Lutheran, for their annual Lutefisk Dinner. Here's a picture of almost-one-year-old Maizie enjoying her lefse!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Oh no! Now my dream wedding would seem way less original. I've always hoped to get married at the Como Zoo. Although, not just the reception, and definitely not by anything water dwelling.

Peter & Maria at a friend's wedding

Last weekend Maria's friend Emily was married to her now husband Nathan. They had a beautiful ceremony at Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, and with a reception following at the Minnesota Zoo. Yes, you read that right, the Minnesota Zoo.

The reception was held in the aquarium area at the Zoo, so the reception was surrounded on all sides by dolphins, shark tanks, and all sorts of exotic marine life.

The head table was situated right in front of the dolphin tank so every once in a while, when you were looking up at the wedding party, a dolphin would swim behind the bride and groom. It was a beautiful effect.

Who would have thought a reception at the zoo could be so much fun?