12.30.2012

Game Night/Game Day

12.29.12
12.29.12

Chris and Kaitlin came to town so we played games.

12.30.12
12.30.12

Skol!

12.27.2012

Year End Lists

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12.27.12

All my favorite music podcasts have come out with their "best of" lists for the year - listener's pick's, critic's picks, best songs, biggest surprises, you get the idea.  I'm spending a lot of time listening to the stuff I missed throughout the year.  There is so much good music; I will never get to it all.

12.26.2012

Holidays

12.24.12
12.24.12

Christmas Eve with the folks.


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12.25.12 - photo by: Stephanie Danek

Guess who got a set of bar tools for Christmas!  This girl!  And she's making cosmos!


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12.26.12

I wore my long underwear today because it's really cold.  I spent all day inside.

12.23.2012

Wrapping and Walruses

12.22.12
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12.23.12
12.23.12 - photo by: Dave Bartz

I shot a story about three brothers who built a snow walrus.  My job is pretty cool sometimes.

12.22.2012

Rally

12.22.12
12.21.12

Shooting high school hockey.  This arena was exceptionally cold.

12.20.2012

Recovery

12.19.12
12.19.12

So sore.  So so so so so so sore.  So sore.

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12.20.12

Less sore this morning.  Cute babies keep my mind off the pain.  Anthony is already so big.  He was so much smaller only two months ago!

12.18.2012

Bruises

12.18.12
12.18.12

My bruised knees.  I hurt.  A lot.

12.17.2012

Boarder

12.17.12
12.17.12 - photo by: Matt Brickman

I went snowboarding with the Brickmans.  I had a great time and am actually not completely terrible.  My knees and my backside are completely bruised from falling, but I was still in it.  Then I gave myself a concussion.  And that was that.

The Brickmans took care of me for the rest of the day.

12.14.2012

Coffee and a book

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12.13.12

I love to sit in a coffee shop and read a book.  I have plenty of coffee and a wonderful space to read at home, but there is something about sitting in a booth surrounded by strangers that makes me feel as though I'm part of a community.  And I can't seem to brew a great cup of coffee at home.

12.12.2012

Twins!

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12.12.12

Arms full of adorableness.  Gus and Hugo arrived and they are damn cute.  Hugo has dark hair.  Gus has big cheeks.  They're perfect.

Ready

12.11.12
12.11.12 - photo by: Tracy Perlman

Who's done with all their Christmas shopping?

This girl.

12.10.2012

Theater

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12.10.12

Went to the Guthrie with my mom to see Kevin Kling, an amazing storyteller from Minnesota.  He was incredible.

12.09.2012

Snow

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12.09.12

Those boots came in handy today.  It snowed for nearly 24 hours.

Boots

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12.08.12

I wore my boots today.  First time this season.  All the weather guys said the snow was coming and I dressed thinking I'd be outside all day covering snow.  Instead I ended up sweltering in a crowded gym shooting basketball.  These boots are toasty.

12.07.2012

Leaving Belgrade

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12.06.12

Drove two hours to Belgrade today for a story.  It was a tight turn, but a fun story.  I should have had Aristea take a picture of my frantic editing in the SAT truck, but I was too focused to think of anything else but the story.  Today was one of those days when I needed 15 more minutes to edit, 10 even.  10 minutes is forever.  But 10 o'clock comes at the same time everyday and the story has to get on TV.

This photo is on the two hour drive home after I demolished my emergency stash of trail mix and started breathing again.  Rocking out to Christmas tunes.

12.05.2012

Working

12.05.12
12.05.12

My reporter talked to the uncle at the door and I waited on the sidewalk.  Today a two year old died when his four year old brother found their father's handgun.

Christmas-y Weekend

12.02.12
12.02.12

Flying through the fog.


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12.04.12

12.03.2012

College

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12.01.12

Alumni pep band at the hockey game!  Go Gophers!