should have been my response… instead, I just took pictures.
Finally warm enough for skirts, sandals and sunscreen.
That’s a close up of the “put the camera down… now” look. I did, right after I took this
A slow start had the girls running the last block to catch the bus.
For it to look anything like spring, we’re gonna need a major meltdown.
The perfect birthday gift for my little reader… thanks Grandma
“almost” straight from Wikipedia…
He’s actually much more docile than his name suggests. Kind of likes us actually… still hangin’ out in the front yard.
Cold feet… not around here.
The birthday girl goes big for breakfast with a “Texas” doughnut.
“Isabel why are you wearing Mom’s robe?” “Cause it smells like Mommy.”
Piano practice with a twist…. can you sit like that?!
Thankfully my brother was kind enough not to ask me to photograph his wedding. While I love taking photos, a wedding photographer I am not. What I did do however was setup an automated photo booth. With the camera on a sturdy tripod, I set a timer to trip the camera and lights every two seconds… For nearly 5 hours. When the dust settled I had over 7000 photos.
The resulting video captures lots friends and family celebrating two wonderful people.
Congratulations Jeremy & Sibby!
ps. it’s way more fun full screen ~ white button in the lower right
The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon spans 373 miles from Duluth to the Canadian border, and back. 10 marathon teams started today, with another 30 competing in the mid distance race. Lack of snow which cancelled last years race, and delayed this years, wasn’t a problem today, but temps in the 30′s isn’t ideal for running dogs.
Either way, fun to watch the athletes (2 and 4 legged) tackle old man winter.
Friday night, Mom’s home from NY, and dinner was a leftover, snack, cereal, DIY smorgasbord. With nowhere to be, and nothing to prepare for, Friday night feels just right.
The girls were off school last week. They slept in, had friends over, snowboarded and partied at Uncle Jeremy’s wedding. Problem is, it’s Wednesday, and they still seem hung over. ~ CRANKY ~
Isabel’s diary… It’s a plastic case, with a password protected locking cover that has voice recognition software. The amazing thing is even though I know the password, it knows I’m not Isabel, and won’t open… Crazy the technology that has become part of your everyday.
Another one from the hill today.
ps. There was an open house at the new Spirit Mountain Chalet today. In addition to a beautiful new building, there was hot chocolate, cookies, hot dogs and best of all… FACE PAINTING! Isabel went with a heart, Grace, a mustache???
Sun and temps in the mid 30′s kept the “dad, my toes are cold,” to a minimum today.
My brother got married this weekend…. to someone so right, that try as I might, imagine it no other way.
Congratulations Jeremy & Sibby!
Some of my favorite images from 2012 ~ enjoy
That Steinway sure looks massive next to little Isabel. Didn’t seem to faze her though… did a fantastic job.
This shot is from February 2010. Back then they were bunny hill Betties, but now they’re riding chair lifts, linking turns and getting down largely flail free. Improving yes, X-Games material… nope.
Isabel was killin’ it tonight! Well… maybe she looks better here than she sounds, but either way, Isabel is wired for music, and with the help of her rather amazing piano teacher, one day she’ll kill it for real
ps. “forte” describes music played in a loud or forceful manner, in other words, “killin’ it”.