24 septiembre 2018

Fun day at LotFotL Community Farm

We began with a nice, long-enough drive out to Elkhorn-ish.  After having a pig tour and getting to fist bump their snouts (which they LOVE), we joined in the drum circle.  What?!  I love drum circles!  Well, I love hearing one with talented drummers, but this was fun for all of us... especially Farmer April and her hoola hoop!

The facilitator was quite taken with the boys' drumming prowess.
And even Miss Japan happily drummed along.

Afterwards, we ate a lovely potluck dinner in the oh-so-chilly evening.  Most of us were standing in a ray of sun, here and there, trying to keep warm.  And then the kids ran, ran, and ran some more in a little pack... through the barns, up ramps, around and around and around the house.  And as Miss Japan and I were taking a walk, trying to stay warm, I saw the bonfire from afar.  Obviously, we ran to it.  How nice!  And then on the way home, God treated us to the most beautiful nearly-full moon in a blue-purple-pink sky.  It was gorgeous!

11 septiembre 2018

And a few more

the party people

You know, just in case he breaks into a sweat while reading!

Melons, melons and more melons!  We have eaten SO many delicious melons thanks to our trusty farm, LotFotL.

More summer memories

up in the Korbines' wedding tree

06 septiembre 2018


the boys' stuff, ready for summer camp  (Yes, they did change their clothes during the week and almost everything returned home at the end.)

Ty was insistent that we celebrate his birthday before he left for camp.

Sweet Sophie, having her own birthday, for once in life.

05 septiembre 2018

Where, o where have the S-bergs been?

Seriously?!  Well, we've been picking strawberries, up north to camp, to church and back a million times (which has led to countless hours at the four-square court), to the farmers' market and to the lake, the lake, and the lake again.  We've been very often to the dacha, ripping out weeds, harvesting and bird-watching.  We've been to the zoo with cousins, to Mad-town with the Belgians, and to parks with neighbors.  We've even been to Miller Park which has led to hours of baseball in our humble park across the street.  We've been here, in our small abode, throwing parties... yes, parties.  Big ones!  We've been on the couch reading Old Yeller, Caddie Woodlawn, Swallows and Amazons, Alice in Wonderland, The Saturdays and more.  And now here we are, ready to begin school next week.  Shoo! 

*Adorable photos to follow, for memory's sake.

20 junio 2018

My children

"MamA, puedo por favor comer la cAscara del mango?"  "Claro, mi hija."
Just watching the school's landscaping crew, you know, sibling style.

And the spatula has been passed on!

Yeah... so... this is how they came out dressed for church.  Who am I to cramp their style?

Ever since Miss Molly came to visit with her fancy control-the-world watch, Ty has been talking about having one; which, obviously, will never happen.  So, the next best thing?  He made himself an origami watch.  I believe this photo captures him sending some e-mails.

And, this is our answer to our friends' hover board!


As a trying-hard Charlotte Mason MamA, I sat down for a good 20 minutes and sketched this beauty.  I didn't come close!  But, it doesn't bother me because it just highlights God's glory!
Look at those petal tips!
A few overviews of the back yarden:

I am SO thankful for our little piece of... it's so much to us!

12 abril 2018

Oregon or bust!

Oh, yeh... 30 hours in a car together!  Thanks to a rather strict schedule of activities and grace, we made it... and still like being with each other.

Wisconsin - OK.  Minnesota - blah.  South Dakota - What?  Will this never end?  Wyoming - meh.  Montana - Winner of the prettiest state en route. 

Idaho - freaky deaky.  Washington - trashy.  Oregon - Cha-ching!  Wow!  The Columbia River Gorge!  The waterfalls!

The forest!  -a deep sigh-  That forest spoke to my soul.  

Neither wind, nor rain, nor sand blasting us in the face shall stop us from having fun on the beach!