A year ago my photo buddy Sparky and I were in Theodore Roosevelt National Park during a snowstorm that closed roads, and left us stranded in the Dakotas for days. This year, we shared 4 days of warm, sunny skies, with lots of COVID weary visitors.  Wind had the wildlife hunkered down for a couple days but we manage to make a few photos


lots more senior photos to go through, my fav so far...


Isabel helping me work though some ideas for Grace's senior photos.

back to school

not exactly...


Wait...What? Already?  No thank you.


it's a long story...


Isabel workin' at the new Crank and Dasher ice-cream shoppe.


I've been looking forward to this trip for a really, really long time, like years, even decades.  There've been lots of training trips over the years, but today is the BIG day.  Grace is going to the BWCA with her friends...

and I'm staying home...

It's gonna be the best trip of my life.



10 mile

4 days, 10 Mile Lake, 10 Marshiks, 3 Frenskos and 1 photo to sum it up.

Crazy Fun!

Thanks Everyone!


Beach day with cousin Brook.

I meant what I said

"When I said boys are cancelled this summer, I MEANT WHAT I SAID."


long lazy weekend in the BWCA.

cross fitter

Grace gettin' fit

moms day

spent it sharing lots of laughs, good food and a chilly walk in the woods.

Happy Mother's Day!

math or art

“Isabel, is the math or art homework?”...  yes


yep, he's big.

drivers ed

learning to drive under COVID.

upside down

the world is...

Grace working on her Yoda skills ;-)


Distant, but timely learning..


Grace on the left, Isabel the right.


Isabel turns 15 today.  We had a cinnamon roll, sausage, scrambled, buttery breakfast potato breakfast. She opened gifts, and we have a white napkin Italian dinner planned.  Lots to be happy about, but when you're 15, and COVID is snowing on your party (snowed 6" last night), it feels more like this...

Happy Birthday Isabel

now go wash your hands ;-)


Chilly today, but the spring sun and furry friends seem to shorten the distance to other important things.


Crossfit, yoga, running, fit girl training, and that's just last week.