happy birthday Angela

sending warmth and love from Minnesnowda.


Gymnastics in the State Fair grounds coliseum today.  Grandma and Grandpa made a surprise appearance making it a gold medal day:-)



Gymnastics season is in full swing... St. Cloud this weekend.

odocoileus virginianus

A small group of Odocoileus virginianus' caught Isabel's attention at breakfast this morning.


Grace got some hair highlight, coloring or something installed... you'll have to ask her.

cook smarts

Lacking homework I attempted to divert Isabel from her phone to the kitchen...  It worked, sort of.  She made soup for dinner, but watched a couple baking shows while doing so.

under construction

Construction work began on Isabel's smile today.  Our contractor suggested work would be complete in early 2019.



season opener in Spring Lake Park.


17° brrrlow this morning.

happy birthday

started her 15th year sharing good food with great friends.

Happy Birthday Grace!


sub-zero again today.

'tis better

to send the card on time.  Hope your Christmas was merry.


putting on some color... in b&w.

christmas camp cake

Christmas Cakies ~ chocolate cake sandwiched between two chocolate chip peppermint pattie center cookies

Santa's Mug Cake ~ Alternating layers of 7 minute frosting and chocolate cake.

Reindeer Food ~ Twix bars, chocolate chip cookies, candy canes all chopped and held together by melted chocolate.

and lottsa SPRINKLES!


new construction

New on the market is this stunning single ginger bread family home. Built with attention to every sprinkle and story book style, Isabel and her friend Claire are sure it won't last long.


Isabel navigating the morning kitchen traffic.


" she told me to just learn the melody, but I wanna make up some chords to go with it".  So she did...


Grace shot this with her iPhone during the LANY show at First Ave.  Like some other things in life, photographic skill appears to have a genetic component.

game set match

or maybe that's tennis, in any case, season finale tonight.

face paint

Isabel working the facing painting booth at the Halloween block party.


A tie blanket and a fall banner.

warmin' up

Pre-game serving chaos.


she got a bit excited with their win over Moose Lake tonight...


Isabel had some big digs tonight, but it wasn't enough to get past the Esko team.