We moved out of our townhouse a few weeks before we could actually leave the Twin Cities area.  We still had a few obligations to take care of so we had to stick around a little while longer. Luckily we have a number of gracious family members who were kind enough to let us park our… read more...

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Mice, maggots and a boat load of stuff

A handful of people have made me promise to share all the down and dirty, irritating and generally un-fun aspects of living full-time in an Airstream with 2 kids. Well, this is that. You’re welcome. The Airstream was stored at my father-in-law’s after we purchased it last summer.  It was in a wooded area, so… read more...

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We have curtains!

I. Am. So. Excited! So much of our Airstream is original and in such great condition we can't bring ourselves to change much about it right now. The one thing I HAD to change was the window treatments, they aren't original anyway. Someone obviously loved those dark brown silk damask curtains, and God bless them… read more...

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Every night over dinner we all take turns sharing what we are grateful for that day. Tonight, for New Year's Eve, we shared what we were grateful for most in 2014. This was kind of a tough one because I have a million and one things to be grateful for, but we were all pretty unanimously grateful… read more...

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Forestville Mystery Cave State Park

We visited Forestville / Mystery Cave State Park on what may have been the most beautiful Fall day I've ever experienced in Minnesota.  The sun was shining, the leaves were changing and they were all still on the trees and it was just cool enough for a light jacket.  A perfect day. We toured the… read more...

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the way she just does the right thing

We got our first snow of the season today. Yes, on November 10. It's going to be a long winter. Anyway, this morning Ada was watching out the window as the wind blew the neighbor's recycling out of their box, and then as another neighbor just kicked it aside. The first thing Ada did when… read more...

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Autumn in Minnesota is typically short and sweet. In what feels like just a matter of weeks we usually go from uncomfortably hot to uncomfortably cold, but this year has been different. The leaves have lingered longer and turned more beautiful colors than any other year since I moved here… read more...

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We helped our neighbors celebrate Diwali tonight. We were all ready for bed and then noticed the fireworks outside our window, so of course we joined them… read more...

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that my office can be anywhere

Cora was sick today. Poor baby had a fever and sore throat and didn't really want to do much of anything except cuddle. She's been like that her whole life, even as a tiny baby whenever she didn't feel well she would find some way to maintain physical contact with me. I am so crazy… read more...

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for night hikes and lifelong friends

Went on my first night hike tonight with one of my oldest friends.  We have known each other for over 23 years and even though we go months and months between get-togethers, we always pick up right where we left off.  It's a sweet thing to have had a friend in your life for so… read more...

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