June 23, 2007: Married! Outdoors on a sweet farm in STPL. (Gibbs Farm)
2008: Honeymooned in Japan. (Tokyo, Shibuya, Kyoto, Shirakawa-gō)
2008: First official “Dad joke” (at a friend’s wedding)
2008: First official “Mom joke” (at a friend’s wedding)
10/21/09: Clover is here! Clover is here!
Baby’s first Easter, Minnesota style.
No crawling for this ladybug. Straight to walking at 10 months.
Me & her & us. Cheeriup is starting to really sprout.
Sweet & snuggly girls, all around. Bitty is always near C, even 8 years later.
Vivi and Clover forever!
Baby’s first giant snowman w/ Peony pods eyes. (now a tradition)
Sending me off on my first trip to weave a Thicket on-site (in Denver).
2012: Baby’s first ocean!!! Half Moon Bay, CA. (Thanksgiving in NoCal while on location for Stanford’s Thickets)
Warming-up in a cozy MN warming house while getting a Christmas Tree from a friend’s farm.
2014: Anniversary of when we met (Thanksgiving 2005)
Playing Fairies w/ her life-long pal, Sineenart.
2014: 4yo C was feral & wonderful. So much face paint, dress-up, and dramatic play. Pure magic, wonder, and constant motion.
2015: 5yo Birthday Party! Rainbow themed. That cake is a 7 layered full spectrum-ha!) Dan taught them all to screenprint split-fountain rainbows to take home. (Gotta find more pics, it was soooooooo cute)
Here it is! The rainbow she made w/ Dan at her party. Love!
Checking out harvest sites with Mama.
2015(?): Our snuggly clown.
3 or 4yo. C’s been styling her own looks for as long I can remember. This was a long-running “outer-space kitties!” look. F-U-N!! She even used to like to draw whiskers on her face w/ marker before going out. LOL.
!!! so good !!!
Babay’s first play. It was about bees.
Saturday Fall brunch look.
2017: New haircut! Just like she wanted!
Summer 2016: Olive, Sineenart, & Clover. Nakomis beach almost daily.
2015: Dan’s Cousin Brenna’s wedding in Chicago.
2016 Halloween: Self-designed and mama-constructed Tooth Fairy costume. Mama low-fi attempt at a MN beaver.
Hanging at cheeriup.
Extracting honey with Kristy, the beekeeper who’s biz (Beez Kneez) is next-door to cheeriup.
Noodling at the piano, which needs to be propped-up with drumsticks so you can see the inner workings as you play. (be still, D & K’s hearts)
2017: Clover & Lily forever!
Summer 2018: ‘mocking with Olive at Afton State Park
Summer 2018: w/ dear freind, Freya, who now lives in Seattle.
Summer 2017: One of the many photos I’ve taken of her where I don’t see the beam of light shining down on her until after capture.
Always the animal whisperer. (Shhh, don’t tell her mpls sparrows are fearless.)
Shhhh, we brought this snail home from camping. Still living in it’s terrarium, with about a million of it’s babies. Oopsies.
Fall 2017: At our friend Aaron’s wedding!
Winter 2018: Fav spot so far for C’s voice lessons with our magical friend, Jayanthi.
Winter 2018: deep winter camping in the State Park camper cabins. This was Afton again. We were needing some deep hibernation vibes.
Spring 2018: Always grateful for art making, especially during this transitional age. C’s currently into roller girl and dragon imagery. And still, aaaaaaaaall the best fashion looks.
Her fav slumber party crew: Grace, Violet, & Lily.
2018: Current state of our “Family Band” wall: a collection of all the personal art we’re all making. Sometimes we directly collaborate, and sometimes I just curate and arrange in order to connect our intuitive dots.
2018: Started a series of snow reliefs. Excited to explore again next Winter!
Spring 2018: C has her own gallery of her own favs in her room. Think she just cleared all of this though, must be time to discover a new story!
Spring 2108: A detail of Dan’s latest hand-writing. This one really speaks, doesn’t it?