I am an artist & teacher with a ❤ for visual expression, educational methodology, homesteading, & Jesus. My geek-love is The Joshua and we have three peanut-butters: Caleb, Jack, & Louritta.


Nostalgia Sets In


I recently saw Robert Altman’s A Prairie Home Companion. So many of the things in the movie reminded me of my home in Minnesota. (Sidenote – After I saw that movie, I saw The Devil Wears Prada. Meryl Streep is, I think, the best living film actress. Blew my socks off.) Anyway, I started listening Read More

My Grandma is 57!!!


Actually, she turned 75 today. We put the candles on the cake to say “57” and asked her, “What??? You’re not 57???” So, we switched them back to 75 after she blushed and got a good chuckle out of it. It was so weird seeing my extended family today. I asked them what’s new in Read More

Allergic to Minnesota


Well, it has been settled. I am officially allergic to Minnesota. In California my allergies are almost non-existent. Every time I have come to Minnesota my allergies have been turned on like a lightswitch within 15 minutes of leaving the Airport. When I was in MN growing up, I thought that allergies were just normal Read More

I Can’t Wait


Top Ten List of Things I Can’t Wait to do in MN (in no particular order): 10. Watch Henson run through the snow with my parent’s dogs 9. Go skiing! 8. Sing with my dad 7. Party @ Kevin & Abby’s 6. Sit in the comfy couches @ the Lewis house 5. Fondue over New Read More