Thursday, March 31, 2011

Shop & save!

You can find one of the nation's largest children's and maternity consignment sales events of clothes, toys, maternity, and much more at the Eagan Community Center on Thursday, March 31 - Saturday, April 2 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily. Find more information about Just Between Friends at their website here.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Burgers to go

Thank you for ordering McDonald's fast food. Please turn right onto Town Centre Drive as you exit!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Exit 93

Driving south on Highway 35E in early March, I passed this exit sign for Cliff Road / County Road 32. LeeAnn Chin is a Chinese restaurant and Wendy's is a hamburger joint.

Monday, March 28, 2011

My winter jungle

Orchids and geraniums crowd the table in our library at home. The IKEA chair next to the flowers proves to be a popular spot to sit and read or knit. A couple more months until we can plant flowers outside!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Lead me not into temptation...

On a recent family outing to our local French cafe' in Eagan, I snapped this photo of some delicious, scrumptious, mouth-watering, sinful desserts! Forgive me!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Heaven in Stonehaven

This "Springdale" model house at 3607 Springwood Court built by Lennar Corporation has a $595,345 price-tag with 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and a 3 car garage in 4,750 square feet. Currently, the Stonehaven home center occupies this new home to welcome potential house buyers. This new Eagan neighborhood will have 158 single family houses, 40 twin homes and 65 row style town-homes when completed. Since opening in February, they have already sold 11 homes.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Spring, not yet...

The huge snow banks bordering Doolitte's parking lot remind me that spring isn't here yet. Every day is one day closer!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Eagan dog series #25

Allison and her family just adopted a bulldog that they named "Phyllis." Daughter Robin joined them in front of their "Barbie Jeep" on a sunny Friday afternoon.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

a modified Colonel Sanders

Many fast food restaurants line Town Centre Drive in Eagan. By messing with the photo editing options in iPhoto on my iMac, I made this "ordinary" Kentucky Fried Chicken photo, not so ordinary. What do you think?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Suburban Decay I

Jerry is gone; his floor store is closed. Much of this strip mall is empty.

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Final Act

This 7,000 square feet Blockbuster Video store is the second location in Eagan to close within the last few weeks. To see other "Night Shot" meme photos, click here.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Their small hands

Together they make a beautiful photo, the fingers and hands of our 11, 8, and 5 year old daughters. It reminds me of the Bible verse:
Luke 18:16 But Jesus called for them and said, "Let the small children come unto me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs." See Katie Lloyd's other meme participants here.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Birthday party buddies

A pizza dinner at the Green Mill Restaurant made for a fun Friday evening. Back home, we ate birthday cake and played ping-pong and air hockey!

Friday, March 18, 2011

end of winter?

Tuesday's 8 am view over Thomas Lake park will likely look much different after this week. It's warming up and the snow is melting quickly!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Driving by the O'Reilly Auto Parts store on Cliff Road on Wednesday night, I remembered that Thursday is the lucky day of the Irish! It's also our oldest daughter's birthday.... but we didn't name her Patricia.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Eagan's other media mogul

Jennifer Pfeffer launched the Eagan Patch online news publication on November 12, 2010, the second Minnesota city of the current 19 cities all of less than 70,000 inhabitants with this growing news source. Friendly, energetic, social networking and media savvy Editor Jennifer coordinates the 10 freelance reporters, 5 daily news updates, etc. She's especially proud of their "little stories" often missed by the big metro newspapers. Check out this latest online news option originated in New Jersey and already found in over 800 cities across the USA.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Loading up

We have "hard water" here in Eagan so I recently went back to Home Depot for water softening salt.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Remodel, renovate, redo, recreate...

The 12th annual Home & Leisure Show held this past weekend at the Eagan Civic Area provided people lots of opportunities to talk with over 80 vendors. Those experts included home remodelers, contractors, wood floor installers, landscapers, and many more!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Built in 1902

In my humble opinion, I think this beautiful church is the closest we have to a "cathedral" in Eagan. Click here to see the interior of Trinity Lone Oak Lutheran Church.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Rest in peace

Eagan was founded in 1860 and Trinity Lone Oak Cemetery has existed since 1880. It was a quiet, grey, snowy walk through their cemetery.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Ford #10

Driving along Lone Oak Road, I spotted this old Ford pickup truck sitting next to a rundown house waiting for spring. Why number 10?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Recycle, refill, reduce, reuse

Cartridge World is a chain store which refills printer ink cartridges. You can save money $$$ and "go green" at the same time!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Still snowed in

Driving around the industrial northeastern part of Eagan in February, I found this cargo train hugged by snowbanks.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

That ol' red barn

This barn and its original, green farm house sit next door to Trinity Lone Oak Lutheran Church. I'll get the farm house in a photo next time. Find Tricia's "Barn Charm" meme here.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Step 1, step 2...

... head over to 102 for dance lessons at the Raddatz Dance studio near Kowalski's grocery store. Click here to see Francesco's other Monday Night Shot meme participants.