A new year (almost)

Anna came down with a very sore throat and fever today, so my guess is we'll lay pretty low for New Year's Eve. Normally around this time of year, I feel pretty excited about the prospect of a new year, a fresh start, and making new year's resolutions. Although I rarely keep my resolutions, that... Continue Reading →

An abundance of good things

Looking through some photos on my computer at 12:40 on this early Saturday morning, I realize how many incredible gifts are present in every aspect of my life. Why I choose to complain, only heaven knows. Here are some of the photos. Also, for some stupid reason, I started opening a Facebook account tonight. It's... Continue Reading →

Fall cabin camping

We spent three days and nights at Afton State Park in a camper cabin. Well, actually we all spent two nights there--and then Mia and I spent the last night at my parents' house and came back to camp in the morning. Body pain from a bad mattress made that diversion necessary--but it ended up... Continue Reading →

Growing pains

October is here, and so are the usual fall-things, like Halloween paraphernalia, colder weather, pumpkins, rust-colored leaves. It's been one of my favorite times of year since I was a kid, and I think it still is. We had a bonfire last night, complete with the girls playing ukulele and singing. Meanwhile, our dog, Penny,... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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