Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Happy Anniversary

Two People
Three Deployments
Four Kids
Eight Moves
Fifteen Countries
Twenty Years
A million grey and lost hairs
Happy Anniversary, man.
Tonight, I happen to know the kids will be decorating desert for us while we sneak away for dinner.  It will be perfect.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Minnesota Traditions

The Logging Camp

The Mississippi Headwaters

The Claw


The shore

Birthday celebrations

Flinging the children off a tube

Monday, August 14, 2017

Gone Fishing

With my dad as trusty guide.
We laughed that first evening.

Both of us.

Night two though, that got a little better.

Friday, July 28, 2017


Gone are the days that this will do or that we'll all even fit in such a thing. 

Thursday, July 27, 2017


We've been making sure they don't stand right next to each other.
Summer will be over soon and we'll hopefully have other things to concentrate so hard upon. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Girl's Weekend

Cirque Du Soleil!

Just the girls.

With an overnight in the city and breakfast room service the next morning.
Perfect.  I suspect there will be many more to come.
We were apparently so worn out, the girls just collapsed in their clothes at the end of the night.