Boys’ Overnighter.

The boys had an overnight camping trip a couple of weekends ago.  Most likely the last one of the season as now the mosquitoes are back in town and well as the heat.  We down south see our camping season from January through mid-May, ending just as you northerners are finally get outside again!  We …

Mothering: True Resolve

Mothers' Day has sneaked up on me again, almost.  I came to the end of a very intentional week with new friends over for dinner, home schooling (alas, we have found a successful rhythm!), rising early to walk and bike, trying to find the bottom of my laundry basket, fitting in moments for my vocation …

Show and Tell.

  I noticed Ben finally took a photo of the TV/stereo cabinet he made us, which I am quite fond of!  It matches the two Swedish-style bookcases and fireplace he made me.  I thought I would share it as I am immensely proud of my husbands' craftsmanship!

The Boys’ Musical.

Last Friday night the boys had an end of the year home-school co-op patriotic musical.  All the students tie-dyed their own red, white & blue t-shirts for the occasion and came prepared with their lines and songs.  Lars was so proud he remember his cue and lines and Anders was jublient to wave his flag …

He IS Risen–Easter 2009.

We had a very special Resurrection Sunday this year.  There was a pancake breakfast, Easter egg hunt and service at church.  Then, we went to my sister Kim's for lunch, swimming, dinner and time together and came home at midnight!  The cousins made another special memory together for which we are thankful.  Again, click on each photo …

Tropical Beauty.

We had the opportunity a bit back to take a weekend visit to Key Largo.  It is about a 3 hour drive from where we live and a pure delight to finally see a bit of the famed Keys!  We were surprised to find really no beaches as one thinks, but awed to see the …

Poppin’ Back In.

Ah, my computer is back up and working--better than ever!  So thankful as we were sure we would have to purchase a new one.  I'm working all day. Edits, letters and preparing a lecture at first the library until they kicked me out and now at Panera.  Ben has the boys boating and then a …

Be Faithful.

I do not want to die... until I have faithfully made the most of my talent and cultivated the seed that was placed in me until the last small twig has grown." —Kathe Kollwitz, 1867-1945 20th Century German Artist

True Life Together.

Probably one of the best statements I've ever read on the church and Christian community comes from Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Life Together. In an age where we suffer from the malady of being particularly dissatisfied with the concept of the church, this is refreshing. Not to mention very applicable to the "church" within our own marriage …

Another Cake.

We like cakes for things--birthdays and end-of-the year grade graduations and getting a cabinet maker/installer licence and wearing underwear and losing teeth and writing a book and even when the month has been so hard we can do nothing else but celebrate that God is still good. I want to teach my boys that. This cake was …

The Project Fair.

Larsen took part in the home school project fair. His theme was "The Crafts & Culture of Ancient Egypt".  He wrote an essay and made a Lego pyramid, clay replicas of pottery, a stoneware painted plate, a Pharaoh's mummy mask, jewelryand a mummified cat. You would not believe that I spent the day soaking old socks …