Been working on a website re-fresh, and with Isabel's graphic design help, I also got a new logo!

Start you tour of the new site Here

dog bed

Looks as if we need a bigger dog bed...


Underdogs, laughs and perfect fall weather, but no Photoshop on this one.

first day

Grace is still  in bed, and the bus doesn't come for over an hour... but someone's excited for her first day of school.


Middle school starts on Tuesday and Isabel is EXCITED.  There's a reminder chart in the mud room,  it's got magnetic tape above and below the fold. Fold up each item up as you pack it and never forget anything for school ~ pretty clever.  Then there's the locker... She's spent hours planning and making thinks to decorate it with. We stopped her when she asked for wallpaper.

slim lake

This year our annual adventure beyond the cell towers and constraints of our every day, brought us to Slim Lake.  Joined by Grace's friend Geneva and her mom Carol, we spent five mosquito free days (seriously!) in the BWCA.

Perfect it was (except for my poison ivy legs that is  :cry: )

not fair

Two schools this year. Isabel doesn't start until after Labor Day,  but Grace on the other was mumbling something about "not fair" on her way to the bus.

happy birthday!

Not till, Thursday, but our canoe sets off in the BWCA tomorrow so we celebrated tonight...  As you can see, Isabel spent the afternoon in the kitchen.

~She stuck toothpicks in a foam ball set in a glass cup, then stuck the cupcakes on the toothpicks and added some plastic flowers.


The house boating video rolls by pretty quickly ~ so I thought I'd post the stills, and some B-roll that didn't make the cut.