We as a family have been low key for understandable reasons, which means we’re not taking mini adventures right now. We are however making the best of things with distance learning and home based activities. I am anticipating expanding my flower and produce garden beds. Kid Willow is adjusting to their new educational situation. Baby Willow is enjoying digging in the dirt.
I suppose we are much like this small bunch of voluntary crocuses. They bloom every year as long as we’ve lived in our house. In fact, I look forward to seeing them every late winter/early spring as they are my first blooms of the year. It is in a weird spot, but seems to thrive despite a placement that should not be ideal. I am hoping that we are able to thrive in a situation that is not ideal by making the best of it. I might have a few posts that are not in public places that I want to share if this continues to be our situation long term.
I hope, like the flowers, you are able to make the best of an awkward situation. That some moments of pure joy happens in the midst of it all. It has not been easy here, but I want to continue to make this space a positive place without complaints. This means I will try to find good moments for us to share along the way.
As winter seems to lose its grasp on our weather, we have been going further afield. Carpenter Nature Center park seemed like a good place to explore. On our way to the park we encountered two bald eagles fighting in … Continue reading →
Recently it was unusually warm and we wanted to get out of town. We decided to visit Prior Lake, MN. We specifically went to visit the park that was next to the small downtown district as it met our check … Continue reading →
As unique as Zoran’s was, it was good to have the contrast of a city park and veteran’s memorial across the street. I will admit that I enjoyed Sheridan Memorial Park more. The park planners and artist’s collaborated well in … Continue reading →
Before the snow hit we were able to check out an off the beaten path sculpture park that really seems to be an open air sculpture studio. The little I knew prior to visiting warned of it looking like a … Continue reading →
We went to this nature center as it was in the area and not so large that the kiddos would struggle. Longer walks these days don’t go over as well as in the past. Kid Willow has shown major … Continue reading →
So sometimes it is good to get out on a chilly day and explore. Apple picking was the name of the game so we bundled up and drove to Afton Apple Orchard. It seems to be a good value due … Continue reading →
On our way back to the twin cities from Iowa we made an impromptu visit to Owatonna. We specifically went to a park we enjoyed a few months before Kid Willow was born. It was a wee bit chilly and … Continue reading →
So we drove to southern IA and wanted to see if we would see the California Zephyr Amtrak train. Unfortunately we missed it, but really liked a short visit at the old depot in Osceola, IA. The kiddos really enjoyed … Continue reading →
Normally a single playground does not impress me, but in a town this size and a playground this fun, I needed to share. We also discovered from another parent present that happens to be on a cross country RV/Caravan journey … Continue reading →