Spring things…

Before it is summer I figured I ought to post some Spring-ish happenings and pics from life at Brightwood Cottage.  On Easter weekend we had a visit from Vince and Petra and their six kids.  Unfortunately I failed to take many pictures. The kids had great fun exploring their new surroundings with our kids.

After they left,  we went for a week to Williamsburg, Virginia with my parents and Irene.  The historic part of the town is set in the colonial days right before the revolutionary war. There are many interesting tours, reenactments, and other events to attend. We had a great spring-weather week, and the kids enjoyed the historic town as well as other fun activities like mini golfing and zip lining.

Group shot at the palace gates in Colonial Williamsburg

Group shot at the palace gates in Colonial Williamsburg

The boys have been enjoying the trampoline and have invented a trampoline soccer game which keeps them very entertained.


Spring is never spring unless you do some gardening.  Scott built walls around this very neglected garden next to our patio.  It’s great when the kids want to get involved in outside work.  Hopefully some of our children will become gardeners as well!

Annika glad to use her garden tools doing real work.

Annika glad to use her garden tools doing real work.



Taylor, Annika and Jeremy spreading mulch.


Our school had a Saturday afternoon picnic in April.  The kids enjoyed the chance to play outside for a couple hours without having to come in from recess.


Jeremy, Annika and Eliza with a new friend.


Finally at beginning of May, Doreen and John came down to NJ.   We (Dor, John, Nic, Mike, Scott and me, and all the kids) spent Saturday at Fosterfields – a working 19th century farm. First we celebrated Juliet’s birthday and had the requisite morning coffee.  Then the kids and adults enjoyed the wagon ride and relaxed exploration of the animals and buildings.

The parents...

The parents…

... and the kids.

… and the kids.


Nana made Jules a new nightgown and one to match her doll.

Nana sewed  Jules a new nightgown for her birthday, and one to match her doll.

Well that just about catches you up to life in our parts. Life has been full and blogging is sort of a luxury.  No promises, but I’d like to get in the swing of things again.

~ Lora

About Lora

I am a 40 something wife to my patient and talented husband Scott, Mom to my five children (from toddler to teen) and oldest sister to eight siblings. I am interested in too many things, love to read everything around me, and have developed a strong interest in design and renovation along with my husband. I am conservative, Christian, and by the grace of God, trying to find His way through the ups and downs of my life.
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2 Responses to Spring things…

  1. Joanne says:

    Thanks for the post! I always love reading and seeing what’s going on there in NJ! See you in the summer…

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