Sep 7 2017

in which red wing was cooler than seattle

the gamble to spend a week in minnesota in august paid off when the weather was lovely. also, there were no bugs. and everyone got to hang out and eat pizza at a farm and visit our favorite farm and laugh and play together. ned and i snuck away for a night in the cities — dinner with friends, a great show, and a night away — for our birthdays. there was a boat ride to lake pepin, a kid-and-grandma show that should win some awards, homemade acorn squirrel sales at the farmers market, chocolate birthday cake. the girls were spoiled by the grandparents, as it should be. the cousins played like they are best buds, which warmed my heart. and i just loved soaking it all in. we’ll be back soon, rw.

Sep 7 2017


josephine, the original and much-documented subject of this here blog, just turned eight. it boggles my mind just a bit. how can she be so old? (and how can i continue to still feel so in over my head as a parent?…) her birthday was the day after we returned from a trip and the day before school started. luckily, she was good with it being a pretty low-key day. she went for a bike ride on her new bike with ned and she and i went to the pet store to scope out the scene for a new hamster. (what are we thinking!?) wildfires burning in this state and oregon were sending ash raining down on seattle and it was too hot and stuffy in the house to bake, so we had root beer floats for a birthday treat after a big sushi dinner.

josephine’s an amazing kid. i can’t believe how lucky i am to get to be her mom.