One year later…

April 1st, 2013

Ohhhhh and Happy Easter!











The kids have grown (some much I think CT has turned into a man), life has been a whirl wind (I can’t tell you how many times I have recently uttered, I am so glad I am not training for an Ironman this year) and my hope is to take it down a notch (literally have a moment to breath deeply) and find a little more time to jot our life’s adventures back down.

I guess we will just have to wait and see.

My Father In Law

March 13th, 2012












I was taking head shots of this amazing man today for the U of M.

We took 12, then it was a wrap and THEN he made me choose the best one.

I liked this one.

Summer 2011: Day 75

August 20th, 2011

Late night at my brother and sister-in-laws cabin…I was told to “commit”!

After dusting the kids off from the rodeo and putting them to bed, the adults hung out by the fire. There was lighting many miles to the north and a couple lightning bugs lighting up the lake for us.

As we sipped margaritas by the camp fire with our post rodeo Bud Light buzz on, my brother determined it was time.

Shan, “I think it’s time to commit!” he said and looks at me. “Sis, you ready to commit?!!!”

He walks into the dark and then emerges again with a bottle of I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE HELL IT IS.  Then they kept telling me whatever the hell was in that bottle was fortified, which wasn’t making me feel any better because I am sure that didn’t mean it was packed full of vitamins.

He cracks it open, chucks the cap into the fire and announces it must be finished by passing it back and forth swigging from the bottle like steal away hobos on a train car.











Ohhhh yeah we did!  And honestly, didn’t really have a problem doing it, but then he thought it would be a good idea to open another.

Summer 2011: Day 68

August 14th, 2011











Happy 44 th Birthday to my favorite brother!

Love you!


Summer 2011: Day 60

August 7th, 2011











Back home and family dinner resumes!

Summer 2011: Day 52

July 30th, 2011








And if you want to see Honey Adam in action….here you go!

Summer 2011: Day 51

July 29th, 2011











Mt. Rushmore

Summer 2011: Day 50

July 28th, 2011









Heading out on our family vacation to Grand Junction, CO!

Summer 2011: Day 34

July 10th, 2011

Uncle Erik and Adam’s birthday party!

Summer 2011: Day 31

July 6th, 2011

5 little monkey’s sitting on the ledge.