Tuesday, September 25, 2012


As I get back on the healthy eating and working out train that I had fallen off of over the summer, I like to keep things in perspective.

Halloween Season

I don't know why but for some reason I am super excited for Halloween this year.  Maybe it's because Eva is so excited now that she's older. or maybe it's because I love our new neighborhood and can't wait to see how lively is gets on Halloween.  Whatever the reason, I have already begun decorating and am in full on costume planning mode.

5 weeks until Halloween!

Children's Theatre Company

Eva started acting and music classes at the Children's Theatre in Minneapolis this past weekend. She'll go every Saturday morning from 9:00-11:00am which, I'm hoping, will really help her have a creative outlet for all of her diva tendencies while giving me some much needed reading catch up time.  She enjoyed her first week, although she was a bit shy.  I'll bet it wears off by week 2 or 3 and before the teachers know it they won't be able to keep her quiet! and then they shall know my pain. ha.

I didn't snap too many photos while we were there because it's actually kind of intimate. You go in through the back stage door and check in and then go down winding stairs and all.  The classrooms are bright and colorful, but I didn't want to be that uncool mom clicking away with her iPhone, so I resisted the urge. 

Here's to my fabulously boisterous Eva, may you never forget that, "Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one."

For any of you who totally keep track of our weekly schedule, we put French lessons on hold since her section didn't have enough students for the school to run the preschool session.  We'll see what Spring holds for French or we might try art classes at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. 

Monday, September 24, 2012


Wordle is a fun little page that generates a word bubble based off of any page- I entered this blog URL and this was the wordle it gave me.  Pretty fitting, huh? Practice photography!

Try one for yourself  here- http://www.wordle.net/ 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Senior Pictures Practice- Round 3

Danielle used to work at the restaurant with me before she went off to college. I was so happy she had time to let me practice on her- enjoy!

Senior Pictures Practice- Round 2

More Anoka senior picture practice- even though this lovely lady is actually only 14!