past posts

August 13, 2016


my mother just sent me this old super lovely photo of Bailey and Netta.

August 11, 2016

Poor reenactment of a great photo

On the way back from a camping trip on the North Shore or Minnesota (photo of that to eventaully appear in this space), we stopped at Banning State Park, the same place we did a few years ago. I made a wonderful photo that is not printed huge in our house, the kids love to look at it. So they all demanded we find the same rocks and re-enact the photo today. Here's my mediocre photo of their stellar effort. The original:

and today:

July 07, 2016

Fishing with Grandpa Tim

measuring a worm

Nighttime duties

We are trying a new nighttime chore regime, where kids work together every night on dishes, sweeping and wiping down table. When it work (which it does most of the time) it's a pretty wonderful feeling for everyone.

Our own little scullery maid!

Congratulations, Lewis!!!

8-year-old Lewis just finished the TWELFTH and final book in the series How to Train Your Dragon. It's just so amazing to me, so proud of him for reading so many thousands of pages and feeling the big feelings books can give you. Congratulations little boy! And even better, he did it all with this wonderful bookmark.

Riding the light rail train to a Saints baseball game in St. Paul

Coming up

June 21, 2016

Summer sing-a-long

Sunday we had simple, super-fun sing-a-long that I failed to take any photos or video from. here's a nice little thing captured by our friend Pat Cook (thanks, Pat!).

June 03, 2016

Bubbe with her daughters

Jessica recently bought an amazing baby stroller for Netta at the thrift store (for $2!) and told me how much she wished her mother was here--what fun it would have been to celebrate such an extraordinary find with her! And there would be no other person I would rather discuss the fantastic, depressing presidential election with. What would she think of Donald Trump! Oh man I would just love to sit down and talk all about it with her. We miss and love her so much.

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