Thursday, July 28, 2011

Market day....

I haven't been to the farmer's market since early summer. With lots of rain, sun and hot weather the veggies were abundant and the flowers were gorgeous. What a feast!

Raptors in our midst.....

Yesterday the kids and I headed to the library where I work for a program put on by the Raptor Center of Minnesota. There was a red tailed hawk, kestrel, great horned owl and bald eagle in attendance. What amazing birds and so fun to see them up close! We learned so many interesting things about birds of prey.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Our summer has been full of many gatherings of family and friends. So many reasons to celebrate! While my sister and her family were still here we celebrated my moms birthday together.

At a birthday party Chloe attended they served the cutest little burger treats. Check these out! They are made from vanilla wafters (for the bun), mint cookie (for the burger), coconut (for the lettuce) and frosting for ketchup and mustard. The kids loved them!

The fun confetti cupcakes at the same party were just too pretty not to photograph.

The kids and I made chocolate chip cookies to bring to a very special gathering.

We visited this lovely lady, my great-aunt that turned 100 years old today.

Talk about a reason to celebrate!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Week at the cabin recap....

This is our sixth year of going to a lake cabin in northern Minnesota with my family for a week in July. It's always a much anticipated event. This year was as memorable as ever. Our week at the cabin was full of family time together, s'mores, sunset skies filled with dragonflies, sunrises over a misty lake, visits to a bald eagles nest, loon families, paddle surfing, swimming, boating, fishing, sand and blue skies, kites, nature walks, camp fires, relaxation and laughter.
What a wonderful time!