bagpipes!

Here is a thing that happened at our wedding shower in Watertown:   How awesome is that? The shower was organized by Max, one of Matt’s parent’s friends from Sioux Falls. I knew a few of the attendees (Matt’s obviously known them most of his life), and Missy and Joe got to meet about 25 new people. We had food ...

it’s 100 days til the wedding?

Tonight we’re heading westbound to Watertown for our first wedding shower with a bunch of Matt’s parents’ friends. They’re expecting more than 20 people there at the Irish pub downtown (I’ve met 6 of them, I think). Joe and Missy are coming, too, and we’re all staying at the hotel that has the bar where beer taps are conveniently built ...

accomplishment!

I’m sure there will be a time when I don’t feel like I’m rushing to do a million things at once, but I suspect that time will not be until after the wedding. Which is only three and a half months away, so I don’t know if I should panic or be relieved about that. Matt’s parents stayed with us ...

the scrawdrivver and a raccoon carving ice flamingos 1

  Another camping season opener has come and gone, and it was excellent. We had our usual good combination of settin’ around the campfire, hiking in nature, dancing on a picnic table, playing games, and being awesome.   We even made some improvements this year, too: a Minnesota flag, the screen room and tarp Josh and Jumi brought to keep ...