Birthday Backpack

                      I had been thinking for a while that I would make Amos a backpack for his second birthday. It’s one thing to envision something but often quite another to sew it together. I found […]

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Pedaling

                      I love traveling by bicycle. Whether it is pedaling across the bridge into Portland or touring the greenways of the Twin Cities, I love being able to use my own strength and energy to […]

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We Make Messes

                    We make messes around here. Lots of them. Our messes often start in the kitchen where flour flies or gets mixed into clumps with water that spatters and sticks. Many of our messes turn into […]

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Farewell Saint Paul

It is a huge gift to live in a place that you love. You might arrive there by a stroke of luck, by accident, after listing pros and cons or as a result of hard decisions or hard work. Sometimes you don’t know what to […]

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Recent Travels

I love the way travel gives us a break from the sinks full of dishes, from the same paths we walk every week and from the internet. It is an opportunity to keep my eyes open and to absorb the the colors and shapes I’ve […]

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As it is

                  Amos turned one this week. I baked him a cake that was imperfect but delicious (not unlike this year we spent together). We gave him a sliver of cake and he devoured it like he eats […]

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Begin It

                  Last week brought a hint of spring and along with the all the fresh air, open windows and warm sun, it also brought me inspiration to get going on some new projects. I made a pair […]

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A Letter to the Future

Dear Future Me, In a few weeks, months, or years you are going to look back on this time and remember such sweetness. You might remember how exhausted you were after more than nine months without a solid night’s sleep. You might remember how hard […]

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The Light

    We are just getting settled in from two weeks traveling to visit family and friends on the east coast. We saw so many people and had wonderful meals, cups of tea, walks, conversations and company. I took these photos on a bright sunny […]

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Our son, Amos, was born on June 5. I’ll be back here after we’ve had plenty of time to get settled as a new family. Save

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