Get the level

The competition was fierce competition over who was taller. The level never lies.

Nana vs Kia = dead even

Big Sky 2.0

Zero days until Big Sky. The chain used to touch the floor and now she cuts the last link off. They were giddy when I dropped them off at the airport. To get a text 2 hours later saying “I mixed up boarding and departure times, ” was a little unsettling. They enjoyed their time in the Delta World Club. Before Covid hit, Carl earned diamond status and there are lots of perks, like asking them to hold the plane for you while you run with your five kids to the gate.

Fun times exploring Bozman, Montana

Lydia really wanted to go to The Museum of the Rockies to see all the dinosaurs. Pizza for dinner.

St Cloud Technical College

It is sweet that Lydia and Morgan will do the carpentry program together. Next fall there will be a whole room full of boys surprised to find these two sassy girls. When I asked Lydia about what she would do if any of them harassed her, she calmly replied, ”Cross me once, and I’ll tase you twice.”

She’ll be just fine.

Date Night

I love Thursday nights. For about 8 years now, we’ve been pretty faithful to keeping date night. It’s such a joy to spend time with the man I love endlessly.

Jack quote

Me: Jack, you stink.

Jack: My goal is not to smell good every second.

That might change in a few years.

Quick Trip

We took a quick trip to Duluth on Saturday to spend the day with the cousins.

I managed to get pulled over for speeding on the way home. (2nd time ever…first time was because I had a headlight out, which I knew and had an appointment to fix it). I honestly didn’t even know I was going 15 mph over because I was so focused on the road and trying not to hit a deer on I35 on the very wooded section. The officer just gave me a verbal warning. Whew!!

Max got a bloody nose.

We passed an accident where a pedestrian was hit and killed on Hwy 23 right by Mora.

And we had a deer jump out in front of us just past Mora.

I was grateful to make it home safe and sound.

Random photos

It has been a while since someone took my phone and took random pictures. Jack had fun today.