Graduation Day

OMG – guess who graduated out of her high chair and into a booster chair today? She can sit at the table like a BIG girl now! Lady Miss J sitting in her booster chair, enjoying the heck out of some cheddar chickadees and string cheese.


Why We’re Here

I read about this video in today’s StarTribune and looked it up when I got home tonight. I thought I would share it, especially for those far away who might wonder why I’m still here.

Why We’re Here: Twin Cities from Seven and Sixty Productions on Vimeo.

I have been here for 15 years now. Like the woman in the video, I can say that until I came to Minneapolis for the first time in 1995 I never, ever even thought about living here. To put it bluntly, the Twin Cities was never on my radar. But I fell in love with the city the first time I set foot on Minnesota soil, and now I can’t imagine living anywhere else. Well, OK, maybe I can *imagine* living somewhere else, but it’s not something I want to do. I love it here. I feel like I put down the roots I’ve always wanted to plant. Minnesota is my home. And that’s just the way it should be.

Juliette’s first haircut

Well, it had to be done. Her bangs were so long they were hanging in front of her eyes and annoying her and us. So we took her to Harald’s stylist, Sandy, who gave Juliette her first haircut today. And she was an angel. Didn’t make a single complaint the whole time. Just sat there in my lap with her book, looking around at the people in the salon, and making faces at people. When we were done, we went out to celebrate Chinese new year at one of our favorite Chinese places. Gung hay fat choy!