Thursday, December 31, 2020

An empty Target


The Target store was closed on Christmas Day, as it should be. It was just very unusual to see a completely empty parking lot. 

Wednesday, December 30, 2020



This guy was well equipped to plow the snow! I wonder if he was listening to Christmas music

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Christmas gift for me


A pottery mug and a surprise gnome arrived as a little present for myself from a potter in New York!

Monday, December 28, 2020

Penny and Lilly


These cute Christmas dogs are asking, "What should we sing first.... Little Drummer Dog or Santa Paws is coming to town?" 

Photo by: Sue Luse 

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Among the townhouses


The Christmas decorations bring color and lights to the dark Christmas nights. 

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Dave's tree


This big tree is magnificently lit with Christmas lights! 

Friday, December 25, 2020

White Christmas


Snow finally fell so Christmas Eve Day we could be happy with a "White Christmas." 

Merry Christmas! 

Thursday, December 24, 2020

The reason for the season


These people have the Holy Nativity displayed in their front yard; Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus

Merry Christmas to you and yours! 

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

A colorful glow


Are you enjoying the collection of Christmas trees on my blog? This one even has Christmas village set around the base of the tree. 

Photo by: Megan Parson Barker

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

10:50 am


I was first in line at the nearby store which opened at 11:00 am. Picking up a few more things.... 

Monday, December 21, 2020

Candy canes


Such a beautiful tree with candy ornaments and more! Merry Christmas

Photo by: Jeannine Lopez

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Elves and Christmas books


Can you imagine reading a Christmas book to a child with elves nearby? Making memories! 

Photo by: Heidi Milner Robole

Saturday, December 19, 2020

All hung up


They probably wonder what Santa will put in their stockings on Christmas Eve this year..... 

Photo by: Marie Paulson

Friday, December 18, 2020

Admiring their tree


Decorated and lit for Christmas; another joyful memory for them. 
Photo: Kat Caudill

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Santa and the kids


What do you want Santa Claus to bring you this year? 
Photo by: Helen Murphy

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Stockings hung with care....


Such a lovely scene with the Christmas tree, Christmas stockings and Christmas dog

Photo by: Ben Trystad 

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Fairfield is fairly close


This brand new hotel is fairly close to opening and fairly close to my house. 

Fairfield by Marriott - Inn and Suites 

Monday, December 14, 2020

Tree by Dee Dee


Dee Dee O'Hearn DeNet's Christmas tree is lovely and loaded with lights! 

Photo by: Dee Dee

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Happy 3rd Sunday of Advent


On Sunday, three candles will be lit on a Christmas wreath: two purples ones and the pink candle which represents the third Sunday of Advent. The third Sunday is called "Gaudete Sunday." 

Photo by: Kristel Venzke-Wittstruck

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Lefse lovers


Sue Luse caught her daughter, Chelsea, and niece, Brianna, preparing the "lefse" for their Norwegian Christmas Eve dinner last year. Lefse is cooked on a flat griddle with a mixture of potatoes and butter. Then one puts butter on it and normally white or brown sugar - so good!

          Photo by: Sue Luse  

Friday, December 11, 2020

Christmas pups

These beautiful dogs are waiting for Christmas
Photo by: Tari Shamla Stordahl

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Happy Hanukkah!


Here's wishing all of our Jewish friends a very happy Hanukkah which begins today at sundown. 

Photo by: Rachel Bates

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

With Santa Claus


Former Eagan mayor, Tom Egan, and his wife, Betty, posed with Santa last year. Fun Facebook foto. 

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Last to know


It was "National Cookie Day" but I missed it. Nonetheless, I send you my sweetest, belated wishes. 

Photo by: Agustin R Dean

Monday, December 7, 2020

Trash picking update


This was my 37th bag of trash since April which I picked up on my Sunday morning walk around the Eagan Outlet Mall. It's crazy how much litter people selfishly throw just anywhere! Ugh!  


Sunday, December 6, 2020



Too many Christmas lights or not? What do you think? As seen off Johnny Cake Ridge Road

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Brick by brick


The apartment building in the Cedar Grove neighborhood is really coming along these days! 

Friday, December 4, 2020

Seasons change...


It seems like Kowalski's was just showing pumpkins but already we're thinking Christmas again! 

Thursday, December 3, 2020

It was evening.....


.... and the Christmas shoppers had mostly all gone home. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

It's decorated!


After our Thanksgiving dinner, my daughters helped me decorate my Christmas tree. Is your tree up yet?

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Frosty on the first


This smiling snowman was posing next to a lovely lit Christmas tree! It's December. It's Advent.

Monday, November 30, 2020

Lights in the December nights


Christmas lights brighten the dark nights of December. We're hopeful in this season of Advent

Sunday, November 29, 2020

All trimmed....


Happy first of Advent. People are decorating and preparing for Christmas.

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Santa and his trees


Santa was at Home Depot with lots of pre-lit Christmas tree options. Which would you pick? 

Friday, November 27, 2020

Turkey and trimmings


We also ate homemade lefse and drank sparkling cider. Cranberry cake with butter sauce nicely finished our Thanksgiving meal.  

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Just us


We'll have no grandparents and no extended family for Thanksgiving dinner this year due to Covid. But we give thanks for our many blessings, good health and delicious food.  

Happy Thanksgiving! 

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Stuffed bird


The turkey is stuffed with whole onions and lemons. Under the skin, a mix of butter, parsley and some other secret ingredients will flavor it! It's almost ready for the oven on Thursday morning.... 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Handsome house


 I spotted this lovely home driving through an unfamiliar neighborhood in Eagan. What do you think?

Monday, November 23, 2020

Jamie's view


On a recent walk through Lebanon Hills Park, Jamie Hopkins snapped this fab foto! 

Sunday, November 22, 2020

On Eagles wings


These two bald eagles were captured by Cathy Patterson Miller's camera at Trapp Farm Park

Saturday, November 21, 2020



Today, I hung the walnut wooden ornaments in my office window. Christmas vibes..... 

Friday, November 20, 2020

Looking like Christmas


This store is looking ready for the holidays! Visit Tami's Frame Minnesota shop for your framing needs! 

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Trotting turkeys


These wild birds were casually walking across the street. Anyone need a fresh turkey for Thanksgiving

Photo by: Kaitlyn Rizzo

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Gas price update


The recent price for a gallon of gas is $1.69 at Holiday station. How much is it by you? 

Monday, November 16, 2020

Winter vibe


Sweaters and jackets seem to be the rage at Old Navy at the Eagan Outlet Mall right now! 

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Cash and Christmas


These Christmas wreaths invite shoppers to decorate their front door! Get cash from TCF Bank to buy them! 

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Almost time for Christmas


Beautifully decorated Christmas trees already greet grocery shoppers at Kowalski's Market. But Thanksgiving comes first on November 26. 

Friday, November 13, 2020

Snowy glimpse


Tuesday evening's snowstorm resulted in a beautiful view on Wednesday morning. 

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Appreciating Veterans


We celebrated Veterans Day on 11-11-2020, an annual event for the Eagan Rotary Club. The Eagan Kickstart Rotary Club also participated in this event which honored three veterans, two present and one at home in Covid quarantine. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Frosty is back!


A snow blizzard hit us on Tuesday evening. I noticed this handsome snowman on my slow drive home from work!