Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I'll Take My Stand

I like this article...especially resonates during these days of summer with grass under our feet and and the thoughts of making up a room as we work on the basement project. Do we ever come across a snobbery directed at Minnesotans or Mid-Westerners? I once had a college classmate ask me how I got food during the Winter here in Minnesota.

An excerpt:

I come from a place where elegance is valued, where beauty is enough of an argument for the existence of anything—where walls are draped in silks and gorgeous textiles, where women know how best to drape themselves, how best to make up a face, how best to make up a room so lovely it radiates its own light, how to host a proper cocktail party, where men know what a good single malt Scotch tastes like and when it rains, they get their feet wet walking you to your car under umbrellas.

I come from a place where ritual is respected, where children are taught to say Ma’am and Sir because it’s respectful. Because the act of saying so acknowledges the truth that these people have come before you and know better than you do just how bloody costly life is.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Cunningham Family Getaway

We spent a glorious week with our whole Cunningham family 'up North' at a Cabin on Lake Alexander. We all enjoyed the swimming, soaking in the hot tub, fishing off the dock, reading and relaxing on the swings and hammock, biking, playing 500, eating delicious food, and just hanging out the the fam.

Adventures in Eagan

See what Maddie's been up to at Trinity School's Adventure Camp for kids in 4-6th grades.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Ferber Family Extravaganza 2009

We had a couple days of family time with everyone in town...lots of badmitton, Settlers of Catan, kite flying, skit performing, surrey driving, picnicing fun. Next year in Hawaii?!

O'Reilly Farm Fun

While Ben and I tasted Door County's finest wines, the girls fed the calves at the family farm in Goodhue. You'll have to ask about the barn "incident"...too gross to post on the blog!