The Force is Strong with These Two

If I could make a living out of “going to your house, rifling though your things, and making costumes from what you already have” I would be a happy camper. Do you think people would pay me for that?

Scratch that, I am pretty sure I would do it for free!

Thankfully, I have plenty of opportunities to do that in my own home, and awesome kids who are happy to let me dress them up.

Leia and ‘generic female Jedi’ had a great time at a friend’s Star Wars themed birthday party today. The side buns were a success and there were minimal light saber incidents. I’d call that a win all around.

It would be a shame not to share some other pics from their photo shoot. Enjoy.

Earth Day

We had planned on a quick stop at a local hiking spot before a visit to the MOS. We never made it to the museum, there was so much science to discover outside!

It was a perfect day and a perfect way to celebrate Earth Day.


Dad and I before we:

Portaged a dozen or so times, over fallen trees, around dams and across roads,

Found ourselves waist deep in water after a portage misstep (well, myself, anyway!),

Overtook three boats ahead of us, and were overtaken by one behind,

Waved to our cheering squad as they moved from overlook to overlook,

Capsized in the cold, April water, soaking the few dry spots we had left,

Got covered in some kind of wriggly bug larvae,

Acquired any number of new bruises and scrapes,

Ducked completely down inside the boat to go under low trees and branches,

Paddled our way from the VFW to the Harbor,

Travelled with Andy, one last time,

Raced our way across the finish line in 2hrs, 14 minutes.

It was an awesome day for canoeing! You can check out a handful of other photos from the day, here.