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we headed to Lisbon, ND this past weekend to remember a great friend who passed away last year. His wife and a few of his friends had put together a weekend of camping, games, and reminiscing. We miss you, Bigrigger!


i got to spend a couple of days with my sister this weekend at the lake before she officially moves to Portland, Oregon. Witnessed this colorful sunset, the clouds were low due-to a cold front. It is crazy to think that cool temperatures are just around the corner.

Long story short, it took 7 years to finally plant my garden and today I harvested my first salad. I added a bit of goat cheese and balsamic vinaigrette. It was yummy. I am looking forward to what else I may receive from my little garden.

i celebrated my 31 birthday about two weeks ago and I received the best gift from Reagan. While out for a walk with nana, they found some of the first wild flowers of the season and brought a few back home from me. I am not normally one to get gooey over flowers but I loved these. I even pressed them in my sketchbook for safe keeping.

back in march on our way to Duluth, MN, my husband and I saw a spectacular moonrise. The moon was just about full and was a giant orange ball on the horizon. Sadly, I don’t have a lens that could do justice to what we saw. Instead I just played around with my camera’s aperture and shutter settings and took a few moonlight photos.

happy 2nd birthday, squeaky! You are such a funny and creative girl. Hats on! xoxo

this last weekend my husband and I took a quick trip to Duluth, MN to visit some friends. Having graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth I have enjoyed many of the tourist attractions and therefore avoided most of them this trip. We did grab a coffee and walk Canal Park popping into a few local stores like, the Duluth Pack. I searched out my all-time favorite Chinese restaurant. It had sadly changed ownership. The food was good but not the same. My fortune cookie seemed to show this sad fact.

Agate hunting was our weekends main activity. During college I spent many hours combing beaches for this interesting stones and hiking the North Shore trails. It was wonderful to get the opportunity to do those things again and have such great weather—55 degrees in March!

We are hoping to get the chance to take another trip there this summer and do a little camping.