Having spent the greater part of the afternoon at a totally cool camping store, my thoughts are—not surprisingly—on tents.And trips.And traveling.I realized, coming home this afternoon, that I have been terribly remiss in not sharing with you some of my favorite photos from our recent vacation—you know, to the great state of North Dakota and then, … [Read more...]
A Three-Day Weekend Retreat
I’m back.Did you miss me? : )We have just returned from a family camping excursion up North—a gloriously peaceful excursion, thank you very much—where time spent by or in the water was definitely the theme.(As you can see, my daughter’s ornamental sidewalk chalk washed off. Phew.)Here’s the scoop on what we did and why.Once a year we get together … [Read more...]
Where We’ve Been and Where We’ll Be
And why you should come see us. … [Read more...]
If a tree fell in the woods, would my kids hear it?
The weather here has been gorgeous, so on Saturday evening we stuffed the kids in the van and made our way to our favorite park. We basically had the place to ourselves—did they perhaps know we were coming?—and we took our Pizza Hut picnic over to a table by the lake. Really, it was lovely: still, serene, and very green.And then the kids kicked … [Read more...]
Minneapolis is not the capital of Minnesota!!!
Pardon the exclamatory headline, friend.It’s just that…did you know that?A friend of mine recently sat in on a bar-side trivia game in Jamaica, (lucky her), where one of the questions was—you guessed it—what is the capital of Minnesota? She was the only American who knew the answer!Which is: St. Paul, of course.Everyone else said … [Read more...]
They’re saying we got over a foot of snow.
Yep. That'd be accurate. … [Read more...]
If I Knew You Were Coming
I would bake a cake, of course!And being from Minne-soh-ta, dontcha know, it would have to be a Bundt cake.Indeed, this is a long-standing tradition for the baker that is me, and the reasons for this are plentiful.First, a Bundt cake is easy to make and frees one up for frantic, pre-guest house cleaning.Second, a Bundt cake looks lovely upon said … [Read more...]
You Know It’s Cold and Dry When…
You slather on the hand lotion and fifteen minutes later, your hands are dry again. You go to lovingly apply some of that same lotion to your daughter’s itchy arms, and she complains that your hands are “snagging” her. And finally, your son wakes you up in the middle of the night because he itches so badly. He is madder than a little hornet … [Read more...]
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