Date Night With Jeff

six senses saturday ~ weekending

hearing: leaves crunching, squirrels scurrying, geese honking, and prairie smoke whispering feeling: exhilirated and creative. super proactive with my art, writing and photography seeing: the last of the fall color tasting: a Caribou campfire mocha! smelling: our backyard bonfire knowing: Autumn is the eternal corrective. It is ripeness and color and a time of maturity;…

celebrating 16 years

The Dock Cafe, Stillwater Minnesota… Where Jeff asked me to marry him 16 years ago. We returned yesterday and met up with our friend Jon to celebrate. (and Gracie joined us too.) Beautiful, sunny weather made the day near perfect. We sat in one of the booths by the huge windows overlooking the St. Croix…

wedding and honeymoon memories

bridesmaids the boys my dad and Jeff Papa Andie in the limo the reception the two week honeymoon road trip… 4 nights at the Anderson House in Wabasha MN spent a day in Red Wing… spent 3 nights in a friend’s cabin in Wisconsin… While in WI…took a tour of the Leinie Lodge in Chippewa…

date day ~

On date day this week we went for our morning walk. The leaves are nearly at their peak here in Red Wing. Every day we watch them become a little more brilliant… This is our favorite season, so 16 years ago we chose this time of year to get married. Red Wing is one of…

north shore adventure ~ day 2

On the second day of our North Shore adventure… We went to a nearby resort for breakfast. Their little restaurant is called Moguls. Great atmosphere. Fabulous food! I had the Benny (my favorite)… and an iced tea with lemon (of course!) Jeff had the steak and eggs… and Gracie had the “Bunny Rabbit” pancake. Let…

north shore adventure ~ day 1

We left Red Wing bright and early the day we set out on our journey to Lake Superior’s north shore. We enjoy a trip “up north” at least every other year. Sometimes we go to Lake Superior and sometimes we go to Lake Michigan on the Door County Wisconsin peninsula. When we visit Lake Superior,…

date night ~ bicycles, wine and stromboli

Date night was awesome this week! We took our bikes out on the path in Baypoint Park, a beautiful, shady park nestled next to the Mississippi River. We sat on one of the many bench swings… watched the boats traveling by… and went to dinner at Liberty’s Restaurant. There are a few things Liberty’s does…

date night ~ big bowl

For date night  this week we went to happy hour at Big Bowl Chinese & Thai restaurant. Jeff had Stella Artois Beer and I had the organic Oko Pinot Grigio wine description: “The eco-friendly Oko Pinot Grigio is produced from organically farmed vineyards in Veneto Italy…the vineyards are inspected by the Institute for Ethical and…