Lovely weather today!
Now it's a long time
since I have been working in our garden, but today I have been
gardening the entire day.
In front of the
flowerbed, you may see that the grass and weed are tall. I have put
stones between the flowerbed and the lawn, but as you can see, it did
not work as it is supposed to do.
Today I have been
digging away all the weed and grass, removed the stones, and put new
soil there. I had to get some help from Charles and Joakim, but I did
most of the work myself. I am exited to see if this is going to work,
as I have planned.
Charles has put up a
small garage at the old one, and I have posted a couple of photos of
On Thursday, the dancing
started again (after a summer vacation). I went to dance for two hours.
It was very fun to dance again!
Yesterday afternoon, we
celebrated Joakim's 13th birthday (his birthday was at wednesday, but
we celebrated it yesterday).
Today, the day started with rain, but during the morning, the sun came.
I have not done much
today. It's wonderful to have weekend and stay home from work, and
just sit by my computer with a cup of coffee.
I am so happy that we
have several flowers in our garden, which is blooming during fall.
Later today, I belive that I will go out in our garden, and just enjoy
the flowers, and be happy that they are blooming, even the fact that
we are soon finished with the month of August.
I took a couple of
photos, un my walk in our garden today:
Now it's 7 PM, and we
are soon going to enjoy homemade pizza that Cecilie has made.
Monday August 25th
It's some days since I
wrote in my blog. Since wednesday, we have had both cloudy weather,
rain and sun. Today we are having a wonderful summer weather!
celebrated his 13th birthday together with his 12 of his friends, and
Cecilie, of course. They had a nice celebration, and everyone was
Joakim's 13th birthday
is at August 27th, but at this day, Joakim is going on a bicycle trip
with his class. They are going to sleep in tents for one night, and
ride by bicycles for many, many kilometres. Because Joakim is on this
trip on his birthday, we are going to celebrate his birthday when he
comes home, at August 28th instead.
We have been on a
concert with Jonas Fjeld band and Hilde Heltberg.
Jonas Fjeld and Hilde Heltberg,
well known Norwegian artists.
The concert was
very nice. Lots of good music!
Today it's a bit
chaotic in our home. Both Cecilie and Joakim are packing
backpack's for their sleepover trips with their classes. Cecilie
is going to walk in a national park for 3 days, and sleep for 2
nights in tent. And Joakim is going for this bicycle trip with
his class, for 2 days.
Both Cecilie and
Joakim are coming home on Thursday. Then we will celebrate
Joakim's birthday at Thursday.
Wednesday August 20th
Yesterday the weather was cloudy, and we had some rain, but today it's
sunny weather and nice again. I love it, when we have nice weather. In
our part of the country, it's not too hot, even if we have nice
weather. At 1 PM today, we had 17 degreez Celcius, and a breeze. I
have been sitting indoors, at work, the enitire day, but I went for a
walk during my luncbrake, to get some sun and fresh air.
I am so happy about the bike that Charles bought in advance for my
birthday. I am cycling to my work each day. But if we gets bad weather,
I know that I am going to use my car. I don't like to cycle in rain
and wind. I like it best when the weather allowes me to use a skirt
and a thin jacket.
Yesterday Charles had a surgery. He got his galle bladder removed. The
troubles he had with his galle bladder, was the reason he could not go
to Turkey toghether with us, earlier this Summer. The surgery was
successful, and he came home this afternoon. It was nice to have him
I love this slideshow
that I have made, so I decided to make another one. This one I have
posted on my
Today was Cecilie and
Joakim's first day at school, after their Summer vacation. I belive
that they both enjoyed to go to school again. Cecilie is in 10th
grade, and Joakim is in 8th grade, now.
I an internet
friend's blog, I spotted a "slideshow" with photos that she had taken
herself. I wanted to try this myself, and here are my result:
slideshow I have collected some photos of my family, which we
have taken during the last 6 years.
Today Charles and I are
celebrating our 5 years anniversary. If you wish to see my wedding
Today I have
enjoyed myself in the sunny weather. I have also had a nice time in
our garden. I am very happy that we have a lot of Fall blooming
flowers in our garden. I don't like Fall, but because of all our Fall
blooming flowers, I am able to enjoy garden life, even if it's Fall,
and make myself belive that it's still Summer.
bought a bike in advance for my birthday. (It's over a month left for
my birthday.) Today I have been on a long bicycle trip. I love my new
3 photos I took during my bicycle trip.
I am very tired after
work, in the afternoon, after having a long vacation, so during the
afternoon's I don't do much. I often do some housework, and I try to
do some scrapbooking, to get all our photos in the albums.
I have posted some
photos from my parents cottage.
Today Rex was
approved as an official seek dog. (A dog that people use, if a
moose/elk is hit by a car, and by help from the dog, they can
find the hurt animal, and see if it's okey or needs to be put
On Friday I made
redcurrant jelly that we will have on our sandwiches during fall
After this I emptyed our
front entrance, and washed the room. Our dogs uses to sleep and eat
there so this room often needs cleaning.
Now it's a very long
time since I have done some scrapbooking. But yesterday and today I
have been sitting many, many hours. First I made Cecilie's
confirmation album. Then I started with Charles and mine. I still have
lots of photos left, from the summer, and I also have Joakim's and
Morten's albums left, but after almost two days of scrapbooking, I can
see the end of it.
It's very nice to sit
and look in the albums, and see photos from holidays and vacations.
Today I am very
satisfied with myself. I have done two things that I did not look
forward to do: First I painted Joakim's desk. I don't like to paint,
but I have promised Joakim that I would do this. The desk turned out
very nice, and Joakim is very happy.
After this, I
picked all the redcurrants from our two bushes. Tomorrow I am going to
make redcurrant jelly that we will have on our sandwiches during fall
The rest of
the day I spent on our terrace in the sun, reading a book, with a very
We havehad another
lovely day. We are still having vacation, and this day we have enjoyed
a cup of coffee or five at our terrace, doing some gardening, and just
relaxed. And washed some laundry, after our trip to my parents
cottage. Staying at home during some part of our vacation is nice and
I have posted several photos of
that we have in our garden.
I have also posted photos from our garden: The
Flowerbed at South
flowerbed with sour soil.
Thuesday August 5th
We came home today. We
have been at my parents cottage since Friday. We have had some nice
and relaxing days together with my parents, at their cottage.
We have been bathing and
enjoying ourselves. One day we had rain, thunder and lightning. The
rest of the days, we had nice summer weather.
We have also wisited my
youngest sister and her family at their cottage, which they are
building. They are not finished with builging their cottage yet, but
we could see that their cottage are going to be wonderful. My sister
and her family's cottage is one hour car ride from my parents cottage
We came home
today, late in the afternoon, in sunny, warm summer weather. I am very
happy that I have some days left of my summer vacation.