Category Archives: Home and Hearth

Signs of Spring in our home

These lovely tulips grow from forced bulbs.

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Jacob is turning 15

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Our oldest son is turning 15 years old this week and is behaving like a true teenager. These days he walks around the house with his noise-cancelling headset on to listen to electronic music. He usually doesn’t hear us calling … Continue reading

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Liam!

Liam is our new cat. He is a Maine Coon breed which is closely related to the Norwegian forest cat. He has soft, fluffy hair, a beautiful mane and a playful, affectionate nature. When his rescuer found him, he was … Continue reading

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Boys sweet boys

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James’ comic – The brave knight and the evil dragon

Our James loves making his own comic. Partly thanks to this, he was not at all bored during the lockdown and before school started. He enjoyed creating comic characters, drawing them and then talked about them at length to Jacob, … Continue reading

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Boys enjoying at home

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Adornments for our back patio

Begonia (red), vinca (white), succulents and purple Angelonia.

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Mother’s Day 2020 – Thank you!

Thanks to all for my Mother’s Day cards!! All your beautiful sentiments are wonderful! As I see it, being a mother is a privilege and a lifetime, around-the-clock career. As a full-time mother, I don’t get to go home from … Continue reading

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Our boys spending time together early one morning

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For two siblings who are far apart in age, Jacob and James play remarkably well together. They have tremendous fun together every single day, which animates the house and enlivens the two “old souls” living with them. Together with their … Continue reading

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Our animals enjoy being together

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Laura and Annie like being near each other these days. They also like to be near us. Lately, whenever I do yard work, Laura would stay around near me to keep me company. Yesterday afternoon, David and I were busy … Continue reading

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