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Saying Yes

“We are unwinding from stressful weeks by hooting when someone with a spray tan and a squared-off French manicure says she needs one dress for the ceremony and another for the reception.”

Marlo and Ella

A free built-in babysitter who is handling the most difficult among us with relative ease.

Daddy’s girl

A skeptic turned into a zealot.

Fun in the sun

My kids have seen more rain in the last two days than in the entirety of the rest of their lives. Crossing our fingers for some dry hours tomorrow.

Land of ten thousand lakes

So much water for the three of us who are much more used to sagebrush and tumbleweeds.

Rich People Gotta Upholster Too

“There are separate books for tableware, lighting, bath, linens, and small spaces, which are great if you’re decorating your pied-à-terre in Buenos Aires or Antwerp, and who among us isn’t.”

Marlo’s spirit animal

This water dog is teaching my water dog a few new tricks.

Bagpipes in Edina

Celebrating the Fourth with friends and a short lesson in our ancestry.

Busy hands

In the hectic hours leading up to a vacation away from home. Marlo is currently screaming about some injustice and I am currently ignoring.

Simple pleasures

Soaking in the heat of early July, my favorite month of the year.