PHOTO ALBUms

Take a trip down memory lane with us! Here are some of our favorite memories from the last three years together.
 
If you would like to contribute any missing photos to our albums, email them to Val!

Life in Minnesota

Life Before Nik
Life Before Nik

Before Nik, Valerie spent a lot of her time at the stable riding horses at her mom's hobby farm.

Life After Nik
Life After Nik

Valerie traded in her time riding real horses at a stable to designing "cool sh*t" for Nik's company, THE STABLE.

Life Before Val
Life Before Val

Nik enjoyed a nice, clean, minimally decorated life in his condo.

Life After Val
Life After Val

Nik's condo is now an art studio! :)

Nik, Val and Teddy
Nik, Val and Teddy
Home Art Studio
Home Art Studio

It can only be love...

First time meeting the 'Rents!
First time meeting the 'Rents!

It was a lovely brunch at Tilia in Linden Hills.

Breakfast served!
Breakfast served!

Could this even be real?

Nik's 32nd Birthday Gift from Val
Nik's 32nd Birthday Gift from Val

Moments after the surprise reveal at Val's art studio.

Where it hangs...
Where it hangs...
Before he was the best fiancé...
Before he was the best fiancé...

He was the best boyfriend.

Handsome man!
Handsome man!
Lake Calhoun summers!
Lake Calhoun summers!

People who work out together stay together, right?

Netflix night.
Netflix night.
Could make a great song?
Could make a great song?

If you're confused by this photo, we suggest going back and reading the "our story"!

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First Costo Run together!
First Costo Run together!

I couldn't believe how much stuff we could find at Costco!

Nik's Birthday Decor
Nik's Birthday Decor

Handmade by Val

Birthday Party Favors
Birthday Party Favors

Nik on a Stik

Bash4Guild 2018
Bash4Guild 2018

Photo by Chad Moon

Bash4Guild 2017 Live Painting
Bash4Guild 2017 Live Painting
Bash4Guild
Bash4Guild

Photo by Chad Moon

Bash 4 Guild
Bash 4 Guild

Photo by Chad Moon

Adulting.
Adulting.

Photo by Chad Moon.

First Christmas Tree Together
First Christmas Tree Together
Christmas tree!
Christmas tree!
Wolves Game
Wolves Game
Light Up the Night Gala
Light Up the Night Gala
Boys & Girls Club Gala
Boys & Girls Club Gala

We go to lots of these fundraiser/galas. We are very "adult".

Boys & Girls Club Gala
Boys & Girls Club Gala
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Photos of our life, our home, our dog... all things mushy and gushy from the day we started dating to the day we moved in together!

 
 

Our People

These are our friends, our family... the people we love and hold near and dear to our hearts.  We do apologize that we are missing many of our friends- we know there are many photos not posted!

Ski Double Date @ Afton
Ski Double Date @ Afton

Our first official double-date was with Lindsay and Brad Santala!

New addition!
New addition!

Nik's sister, Michelle, with new a baby girl for us to love!

Visiting L.A. with the Harders!
Visiting L.A. with the Harders!

One of our first trips together was to L.A to visit Chris and Lori Harder! And their dog, Waffles!

Vikings/Green Bay Game @ USBank
Vikings/Green Bay Game @ USBank

We might be a torn sports family... Wisconsin vs. MN, but we still love Frank and Sarah!!!!

Milwaukee/Eric Church w/the Forseths
Milwaukee/Eric Church w/the Forseths

Road trip to Milwaukee to see Eric Church with Sarah and Frank Forseth... and Teddy!

Val, Lali, Nik
Val, Lali, Nik
Jantze and Dennis
Jantze and Dennis

Nik's Mom and Stepdad

Stable Crew at Bash4guild
Stable Crew at Bash4guild

Nik, Chad and Mike (Sully)

Bash 4 Guild
Bash 4 Guild

Val and Lali

Bash 4 Guild
Bash 4 Guild

Jeanna and Val

Val's Birthday!
Val's Birthday!

Val's Mom, Barb, made a special cake, per usual!

Park City with the Hetheringtons
Park City with the Hetheringtons

Val, Nik, Kate and Chad

Furs
Furs

Nik's Grandma, Janet and Valerie with their fancy fur coats in Jackson Hole!

Vail
Vail

Nik, Val, Nik's cousin, Daniel and BJ- the best ski instructor!

Cabin Life
Cabin Life

Courtney, Lali, Val

Lake Life
Lake Life

Nik with his co-captain, Teddy and Lali!

Cabin Life
Cabin Life

Val, Kyle, Lali and Teddy... Cheers!

Light up the Night Gala
Light up the Night Gala

Juliet, Nik's Aunt, and Nik

Light Up the Night Gala
Light Up the Night Gala

Val, Juliet, Jantze

Val and Emerson
Val and Emerson

Emerson is Nik's niece... she's the sweetest girl!

Minnekhada Club
Minnekhada Club

Val, Ryan, Nik

Keeping it classy!
Keeping it classy!

We may be the youngest members of the Minnikhada Club... so, we own it!

Lindsay and Brad
Lindsay and Brad
The only photo I have with Chad
The only photo I have with Chad

Not that I haven't tried, it's because he doesn't like to be in photos! He only likes to take them. Abby, Chad, Val.

Lali's Christmas Dinner!
Lali's Christmas Dinner!

Lali came over and made a huge Bolivian family feast for us! It was an incredible gift!

Friends X-mas Dinner!
Friends X-mas Dinner!
Murder Mystery Night
Murder Mystery Night

Hosted by Kara and Pete Grangaards, this ended up being one of our most memorable nights! We dressed up in costume and had a blast!

Cowboys and Indians
Cowboys and Indians

Murder Mystery night at the Grangaards!

Random Dance-off in the park
Random Dance-off in the park

Val, Ty, Ava, Aly, Nik

Bash4Guild
Bash4Guild

Jeanna, Nik, Lali

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Adventures Together

We love to travel, and we plan to do much more!  Here are some of our memorable trips we've taken together.

Mexico
Mexico
Mexico
Mexico

This was... not safe!

Mexico
Mexico
Mexico
Mexico
Mexico
Mexico
Santa Monica
Santa Monica
San Diego
San Diego
San Diego
San Diego
Miami
Miami
Miami
Miami

Nik's new camera...

Mexico
Mexico

Totally cheese, we know!

Mexico
Mexico
Mexico
Mexico
Mexico
Mexico
In the Air
In the Air
Milwaukee
Milwaukee

Eric Church Concert!

Jackson Hole
Jackson Hole
Jackson Hole
Jackson Hole
Vail
Vail
Jackson Hole
Jackson Hole
Jackson Hole
Jackson Hole

One of our most memorable Christmas gifts! Jantze surprised us with a sleigh ride and candle-lit dinner for two in a teepee!

Jackson, Wyoming
Jackson, Wyoming

One of our most memorable Christmas gifts! Jantze surprised us with a sleigh ride and candle-lit dinner for two in a teepee!

Mexico
Mexico
Mexico
Mexico

Nik's abs. ;)

Mexico
Mexico
Seattle
Seattle
Seattle
Seattle
Seattle
Seattle
Bahamas
Bahamas
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The Mountain-top Proposal and Engagement

Nik proposed at the top of a mountain in St. Lucia. The thought and time he put into the proposal was truly impressive.  St. Lucia will always be very special place to us!  Right now, we are taking everyone's advice and enjoying being engaged!   Just as soon as we get used to calling each other "fiancé", we will be husband and wife!   

 
The climb of a lifetime...
The climb of a lifetime...

We got engaged on top of this mountain in St. Lucia!

Mr. and Mrs. Larsen
Mr. and Mrs. Larsen

The resort we stayed at already knew!

Love.
Love.
Yeasss.
Yeasss.
YEASSSS!
YEASSSS!
View from the top
View from the top

After we face-timed our Mom's, we took this photo at the top of the mountain after we got engaged! A hummingbird also flew to visit... something the guide said never happens as high as we were!

Dad's Approval!
Dad's Approval!

This is turtle we happened to find at the base of the mountain after we got engaged. A nod from Val's Dad, too!

Happy!
Happy!
Lucky in love!
Lucky in love!
Sorry... not sorry!
Sorry... not sorry!
Gorgeous St. Lucia
Gorgeous St. Lucia

View of "our mountain" from where we stayed at the Viceroy on magical Sugar Beach.

St. Lucia
St. Lucia

View of the other piton (mountain) which was much too steep to climb!

Mine. Mine. Mine.
Mine. Mine. Mine.
Jungle Spa
Jungle Spa

This was the most fun spa!

Cheers!
Cheers!
Sugar Beach
Sugar Beach
Dinner for Two
Dinner for Two

Nik arranged for a magical dinner for two on the beach. It was perfect!

Danny and the Perfect Bottle of Wine
Danny and the Perfect Bottle of Wine

Val's favorite wine is the Prisoner... it was the perfect pairing!

Dinner for two
Dinner for two

Something straight out of "The Bachelor"! It was picture-perfect!

Sugar Beach
Sugar Beach
Art Supplies
Art Supplies

The manager at the resort dropped off some art supplies... Nik can never escape them!

Petiti Piton
Petiti Piton
Cheers!
Cheers!
Beautiful Sugar Beach, St. Lucia
Beautiful Sugar Beach, St. Lucia
Engagement Party No. 1
Engagement Party No. 1

Hosted by Jeff and Susan (our neighbors)! They invited our whole building to come celebrate!

Engagement Party No. 2
Engagement Party No. 2

Hosted by Jantze and Barb... it was a beautiful celebration with our friends and family!

Speeches and Poems
Speeches and Poems

Family!

Party Animals!
Party Animals!

Lali, Val, Xime, Paola

Love.
Love.
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Getting Ready for the Big Day

Getting hitched comes with lots of fun activities leading up to the Big Day!  More photos to come as we will share all the fun events leading up to our Wedding in Hawaii.

 
Process of making the invites
Invites!
Stuffing Envelopes
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