Down On The Farm

The annual trip back to Wisconsin is always highlighted by the reason for the July journey: the trip to the farm to celebrate Bestemor’s birthday. This year marks something insane, like 98. The folks at the farm decided on doing things a little differently this time around: Saturday dinner was a ‘celebration of every holiday’ (including July 4, Easter, Christmas, and others), and Sunday was a ‘celebration of everyone’s birthday’. The idea was that for 2010 we could be together for every holiday and every birthday…:-) It was lovely.

Sunday morning was special, not just because it was Sunday morning, and not just because there was a church service. It was special because the church service was done with only our family, sitting in the new addition at the farm, and performed by Ezra’s Papa. As the designated one in sort-of-charge of the church nursery, I spent a lot of time in the back of the room chasing kids. That did, however, allow for many moments of pause to look at the entire group gathered. I say again: it was lovely.

PS – You may be asking yourself, “Self, I wonder what part of the trip to the farm wasn’t so lovely?” Lucky for you I have an answer to ease your mind: the mosquitos.


  1. What a beautiful family!!! I am so glad you were all able to be there to celebrate a year of holidays!

  2. That’s a handsome family, however that is also a very nice flag of condiments! Looks like a great time was had by all… Thanks for sharing!

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