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At tonight’s Honor’s Banquet, Grace was named an Edison Scholar for her perfect 4.0 GPA.

v ball

Getting better all the time.

move up meet

Grace worked hard to come back from a season on the sidelines due to a back injury. Tonight it paid off with some solid scores, and a nod from her coaches to move up to level 6.   Congratulation Grace!


to have a family that lets me travel.

that we only broke a headlight when we hit a deer on the drive out.

to have a friend to share Yellowstone with, year after year.

Lucky I am.

false alarm



Isabel’s been at a friend’s house all week, so just Grace, Angela and I for the Baptism River high falls hike.


thankfully Molly and the boyz joined us at the Science Museum. Had they not, Molly wouldn’t have pointed out this photo for me. Grandma and Grandpa learning about the ancient people of Peru… Ahhh

sci sunday

Leaning about color and the wavelength of light at the Science Museum of Minnesota.

slow grace

Two ready for the bus, one still organizing her lunch box.

happy birthday Isabel


an only

Isabel putting in some piano time on her last night as an only child. Grace and Angela fly back from their California Cousins place tomorrow night.

sci fair

Isabel determined that if she listened to a recording of her piano piece while she slept (on repeat – all night) her playing performance improved the next day. Interesting enough for one of the 1st place ribbons (they give out multiple 1st place ribbons).

Fantastic work Isabel!


Isabel had her game face on for the Snownami volleyball tournament today.

one more.


snow buddies




happy birthday


sweet 16

It’s Angela’s birthday tomorrow, and Isabel worked all afternoon to make sure it’s a sweet 16.

footprints in the snow

Isabel’s piano Festival was on Saturday. Thankfully the stomping in the snow softened to gentle footprints and was awarded a “Superior” rating (top honors).  It’s easily my favorite piano piece she’s done. Beautiful work Isabel!

state science fair bound

A multitasking study involving a memory game and sending text messages earned Grace 1st place at the regional science fair, and a trip to the state science fair in Minneapolis. Fantastic work Grace!  

stomping in the snow

Isabel’s been preparing for the MFMC festival which is next weekend. She’s to play a beautiful piece of music called “Footprints in the Snow” by Jennifer Linn.  Problem is with just a week left to prepare, I’m now calling it “Stomping in the Snow” by Huffbreath Hissyfit.  😉

60 second portrait


cold science

a chilly -18°F this morning. Perfect weather for a little cold science…




noticed a theme in the last couple posts… thought I’d complete the trio.

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