Over Christmas break I went home to Minnesota again. Minnesota is called the land of 10,000 lakes, and since it’s cold in the winter it’s the best place to ice skate! My parents still live in the house I grew up in, which is only a 2 minute walk from a lake! Last year it was super cold so we didn’t do any ice skating. But this year the temperature has been right around 0 c, perfect for skating! We went out three times and we are planning to skate again on New Year’s day. Then I’ll fly back to Japan. Here’s a picture of my family with my uncle, aunt, nieces and nephews, and their dogs!