Summer is (almost) here!

Spring came and went, and summer vacation is here. Here in Minnesota, the temps reached 91 degrees Fahrenheit today, which certainly made it feel like summer. Earlier this week the girls and I visited the scultpure garden (photo below). That day also happened to be my 41st birthday. A short while back, Alan surprised us... Continue Reading →

Hello

April is almost over. I got my nose pierced last weekend--a milestone of sorts. I've wanted a nostril piercing since I was a teen, but never thought my nose or face were "good enough" for such a thing. And then suddenly, I just did it--because I wanted to. And, I love it. A few days... Continue Reading →

Birthdays!

Pisces birthday month is in full swing! Anna turned ten on the 14th and Alan turns 41 today. Happy birthday to Allison and Ocean and all the other March birthdays out there, too. We're in the middle of a Mercury retrograde period in Pisces, which has made for some emotionally draining events for some of... Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Day and other things

Tonight I arrived home to a special dinner, flowers, cards, and dessert made my sweet family. I did not take pictures, but I think I just might remember it forever, anyway. This is the recipe that Anna used to make the super yummy chocolate mousse we had for dessert. We also watched a cheesy, romantic... Continue Reading →

Happy birthday, Mia!

Mia turned fifteen.  We had a wonderful day of celebrating.  Here is our joyful, loving, lovely girl, and behind her are photos of her when she was a wee one.  

Texas: Fort Worth Stockyards

We had our first family trip on an airplane and spent a week in Texas. The first three days we were in Dallas for Alan's educators conference and the last three days we stayed in Fort Worth. The highlight of our trip was a visit to the Forth Worth Stockyards.  The Stockyards is a historic... Continue Reading →

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