Sightseeing in St. Paul

With over half of my family volunteering at Sonshine Music Festival (our state’s Christian music fest), I decided that now was the perfect time to cross a few more items off of my bucket lists, both summer and lifetime. My son *volunteered* to come with me. The quick mention of stopping at an iconic malt shop had nothing to do …

Minnesota Bucket List

I must admit, I love my state. I love all the seasons, including winter. I love nature’s landscape, the rich theater scene, the wealth of music–I can’t imagine living anywhere else. Our family manages to cross a few items off of our Minnesota Bucket List every year. Over the last decade we’ve visited the Sculpture Garden, Mill City Museum, the┬áStone …

Some time off …

With my son graduating high school this coming Sunday, and the graduation party a week later, I’m taking a two week break from the blog. I’ll see you again on June 11! In the meantime, for all the parents out there who’ve watched their children grow up in a mere blink, here’s a reminder to cherish every moment with them. …

Summer Bucket List

Our family always charges into summer with a to-do list that’s overflowing, and this summer is no exception. We always have grand plans, some of which we’ll follow through on, others we’ll regret not having made the time for. And it wouldn’t surprise me if we added to this list. So, before summer kicks the bucket, here are some of …

The Grinch Game

One of my can’t-miss movies every Christmas season is Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch ┬áStole Christmas (the cartoon version). I love the music, the characters, the story, the message. And who can’t help but sing along with “You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch”? [Aside – if you want to hear a fun version of You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch, …