Grace and Isabel got some really great report cards last week… Lots to smile about.
Two cold noses, that are about to get colder. Teens today, -20°F forecasted for tomorrow.
“Please Dad, one more chapter?”
The bedtime story has a different feel lately… Isabel has decided that reading to herself, or in this case Clarke, is fun (the first chapter was actually aloud, but apparently Clarke wasn’t listening, so she read chapter two to herself ).
-20 on Tuesday, and possibly colder tonight… Bundle up.
Welcome words for the northland. Finally some snow to cover the streets of icy grime… and a cute pony tail.
Isabel tries to keep the snow out and heat in.
shaking my head… all other comments would get me in trouble.
Someone asked me recently what my all time favorite photo was… I still think this shot from February, 2009 is it. Isabel reading books with Theo. Simply walked in, saw it and shot it. Nothing staged, just Isabel being Isabel.
A New Year’s girl turns 10.
Two of Isabel’s favorite things: designing cookies on an app called “Cookie Doodle”, and candy canes.
Not exactly a family photo, but given this Barred Owl showed up in our backyard for dinner, I thought he could make a guest appearance on the f/2 Sisters.
From Pippy and the Candy Fairy
Grace in full costume for a Friday night Halloween party.
Shari, the girls, and Emily, one of Shari’s creative co-workers spent the day crafting this year’s costumes. Not sure if they’ll be a little spooky like the kitties of 2009 or sweet like Longstockings and candy coatings.
The curb serves as a bus stop balance beam, and as a brief distraction from a chilly morning……..”Daaad, I’m still cold”.
A shot from our late August canoe trip looks particularly nice as nighttime temps slide toward the 30° mark.
Bus stop bound under fall’s fleeting colors.
Isabel tries to brush up before piano lessons start for the semester.
Love this shot… It’s an old photo (last year) of Isabel and her new kicks. I posted it as I went looking for this photo again… Despite backing up my photos in several places, I somehow deleted (my fault) the original file, and all that remains is a low resolution version I emailed at one point
Isabel mesmerized by the beauty of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area…. or more likely hungry and a little pouty that dinners not ready yet. Either way, I love what the 24mm lens does to otherwise ordinary scenes.
We have some wonderful friends who gave us a car load of clothes, which just happen fit miss Grace perfectly. Grace and I sent this as a thank you.
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Beneath towering pines and the stars of an endless sky, tiny we are.
Not my favorite photo (the lighting seems distracting), but the hike, scramble and bushwhack it took to reach this spot overlooking Vernon lake in the BWCA, was definitely a favorite.