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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.


Thanks to an extremely generous brother-in-law, we have a really big fishing boat for a couple of weeks. The boat is something like 22 feet long, but under that big bridge and atop some unexpectedly large waves, we felt a bit like minnows on an inland sea.

Thanks Mark!

anything a canvas

SCUBA tanks were re-certified the other day… To Isabel the blue was an ocean in need of some fish.

flip flop

the diving board made for lots of flips, and a few flops this weekend ~ Special thanks for Roger and Faye for joining the fun.

circle of death

Captain Sam called it the circle of death… It’s sort of like NASCAR, you make a bunch of left hand turns, someone crashes and everyone screams for more ūüėČ

chester bowl

Caught the Brothers playing the Chest Bowl concert series tonight. ¬†Sun and 70¬į made for a perfect night in the park.


Grace is at gymnastics camp until Friday¬†but flight¬†4132 for Palma Mallorca departs on¬†Thursday… ¬†the goodbyes begin. ¬†ūüėĘ

gym camp

These two gymnastic superheroes have a week of twice a day gymnastic workouts and bunking in the Hamline dorm rooms. Which for them, is about as good as it gets. Have a great time girls!


First day of summer and Isabel’s already¬†trying to make some money. She wants to sell lemonade, I think she should sell signs.

poetry slam

Isabel’s 5th grade class kicked off the year-end fun with a poetry slam.

last light

pushing pool time until last light

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!


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.


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