Beautiful then and now, Mom.
This is my sister Cara, my brother Nils, and me with our mom in our Minneapolis back yard. The yard was about the size of a postage stamp but there was a swingset and a picnic table from which many adventures began. In the summer, mom laid out craft supplies on the table. We must have consumed several trees in our paper mache efforts, and we read lots of books under that shady oak, from Little Bear to Anne of Green Gables.
Thanks for filling our imaginations, Mom!
Thanks, Michelle Edwards, for the idea of posting a family picture for Mother's Day. Take a look at her photo here.