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.
It comes as no surprise that Lake Nokomis is one of my favorites in the Twin Cities. It is not that it is unique, but it is a nice lake that is not overly busy. Our small walk did not … Continue reading →
Well that is a misnomer. April was rough for the Blue Willow family. We were sick and we had two snow storms. One that was about 7 in/18 cm and the other about 16 in/41 cm. Kid Willow enjoyed playing … Continue reading →
Around a year ago, we visited the MN Zoo for the first time with our neighbors. When we had family visit for the holidays it was and still is chilly outside, the decision was made to visit the zoo. I … Continue reading →
Due to circumstances we had to be away from crowds. However, we definitely wanted to get out and enjoy a gorgeous day so we went the other direction on the Greenway. We decided to walk to the river. In the … Continue reading →
Photos above were provided by family member with us on this trip. Kid Willow’s love of trains is evident. It also happens that a few family members on both sides of the family have a love of trains too. So … Continue reading →
So in an effort to find new places near by, we drove the family to Big Woods State Park near Nerstrand, MN. They had a nice welcome center which wasn’t too busy like other state parks. It took a while … Continue reading →
The last time C and I visited Hastings we did not have Kid Willow or Baby Willow. We thought that we would try a smaller trip to Hastings, MN again with our children. This time we visited a different park … Continue reading →
We really like Lake Nokomis. Each season brings something new. Since family was around, we thought we’d walk around the smaller section of the lake which is the western side of Cedar Avenue. A small, but gentle stroll to enjoy … Continue reading →
Baby Willow and I went to the St. Paul side of the Mississippi River and walked on the river-walk from the Hartford Avenue to Summit Avenue. Baby Willow really seemed to enjoy the yellow maple leaves. Maple leaves are giving … Continue reading →