Friday, June 28, 2013

home gardens of late June

cabbage, lettuce and carrots


flowers on the front steps

birdhouse, raspberries and chicken coop
We have now harvested lettuce, rhubarb and will soon be harvesting cucumbers and raspberries.  What a beautiful and bountiful time of year. 

solar energy

installing the bracket hardware

installing the panels

the end

Our neighbors who have renovated and maintain their lovely home have taken a step in the sustainable direction by installing solar panels on their garage.  We enjoyed watching the installation process and now will enjoy the generation of energy by their kind measure.  The energy collected goes directly into "the grid" and they receive a credit on their monthly electric bill.  It will be fun to see how it all shakes out. 

d liciousness

Have I mentioned I work in a pretty great place?  The other day our dairy plant manager brought a cup of ice cream that was in the planning stages--candied bacon, chocolate and bourbon flavored.  It was probably the best cup of ice cream I've ever tasted.

Thanks for sharing your talents with many, Michelle!

60 years-impressive

Happy 60th anniversary to a truly special couple--uncle Eldon and aunt Ruby.  Congratulations!
I remember being with my Mom when she bought something in St. James for your 25th anniversary.  It's been quite a ride!

the place to be

After picking K up from Outdoor Wisconsin yesterday afternoon, we headed to Glen Park pool.  It was one of the most hopping places I have ever seen!  The pool was loaded with kids and parents enjoying a perfect summer day. 

O swam like a mad man in the kid pool and K was busy juggling time between various friends who were also enjoying the perfect day.  A was brought to the festivities by the Johnson family when his baritone lesson was complete.  It was pretty near a perfect day.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

happy anniversary dear Kyle and Kim!

once upon a time

this lovely couple got married
Happiest of anniversaries to Kyle Sr. and Kim Blomgren.  What a wonderful addition to our family!

beautiful Q family

The Quintana family just had a photo session--they are looking so grown up!
Angel and Dehlia

Dehlia Grace wearing one of Kathryn Grace's dresses

charming Henry


Henry, Dehlia and Joe

photo booth

Joan posted photos from a fun wedding they attended this weekend...what a hoot and a great party idea!
Thomas, Evan and their A cousins

car wash

On Saturday morning, the River Ramblers of River Falls had a car wash and up drove this little car...
It was a lovely site to behold. 

Friday, June 21, 2013

summer solstice

How cool is it that the summer solstice is on a Friday! 

Fun facts (top 4 from sunrise sunset website the other from time and date website):

sunrise River Falls, WI today 5:24am
sunset River Falls, WI today 9:00pm

sunrise Mountain Lake, MN today 5:37am
sunset Mountain Lake, MN today 9:07pm

sunrise Grantburg, WI today:  5:21am
sunset Grantsburg, WI today:  9:04pm

sunrise Barrow, AK Saturday May 11, 2013 2:10am
sunset Barrow, AK Friday, August 2, 2013 2:06am

sunrise Galapagos Islands, Ecuador today:  5:58am
sunset Galapagos Islands, Ecuador today:  6:03pm

sunset Mawson, Antarctica:  June 13, 2013 12:55pm
sunrise Mawson, Antarctica:  June 29, 2013 12:45pm

Thursday, June 20, 2013

baritone dude

the glow of first day of lessons

 Baritone lessons have started for Mr. ACO.  He seems to be excited for this next chapter in his life and I am excited for him. 

swimming in Lindstrom

Last night, Osten, Brad and I drove to Lindstrom, Minnesota to see the River Falls Wildcats face Spring Lake Park and the Wildcats of Chisag...