The sea and the snake

Spent another day at sea. Met a friend… A snake in the sea! Never seen that before. Sand was so hot, the snake won’t cross it! To get to the dune in the other side. A lot of people were taking pics of the snake and stayed in the way. Then one tried to scare it to the “other side”. […]

Salacgriva

Finally we are in my home town. Its been a wile. We are happy to meet my family and great new baby boy in my brothers family. Now girls have three cousins – boys! As usully we spent time at the seaside. Sea? Its actually the Gulf of Riga… But I call it “sea” all the time. We had +30C […]

Eggs and rhubarb

Since we moved to the countryside we haven’t bought eggs in a supermarket. We only eat eggs when we can get from happy chickens. Why!? The taste and nutrition! We are buying eggs from Janis uncle! He has 15 chickens and that is enough for us 🙂 We are happy to see chickens running around freely and sometimes we bring […]

Fully packed Friday

Can’t believe my Friday was so intense! I manage to deal with a lot of house chores and also spend time with girls while Janis was helping to build a playground for Helmī kindergarten group. This isn’t the first time he is helping and I’m proud of having such a nice hearted man in my life! So… about my Friday! […]

A day in the life of a latvian mom..

Well, it’s getting crazy! This year has been hard for me! We lost two good people this year. One of them was my uncle almost 90 years old physicist! I remember learning Physics at school from a yellow book. I was proud, cause on the cover was his name (he was the author of that physics book). Another was a […]

Unexpected visitors

The Latvian saying is, that the best visitors are those who came unexpected! Sometimes I don’t agree with this… but today we all screamed when saw Jānis friend Aivars, his puppy Belis and Helmī God Father Ronalds walk through the doors!   Happy girls and happy little puppy! Ilze

All together… and Skeleton!

Today all the girls staying at home cause Linna still is ill and they decided to cheer her up!   What is the best way to cheer her up than build a human skeleton together… I know it looks like Halloween but they asked :). Found this at cookingpoetry.com Linna is better! Ilze

Best things about living in the countryside

Well, 4 and a half years ago, in the summer, we moved from capitalcity Riga to countryside 200 kilometers away. Sometimes it seems, that we changed “everything good and fun” to “there is no pubs, cinemas, theatres, cafes or restaurants…boring!”. But no, I LOVE living in the countryside! WHY? Local organic fresh food, garden and ochard, peace and quite, you […]

Sliding down the…hump?!

I love seeing that my kids don’t care if it’s hill, knoll, hillock or just a hump! Sliding down (even) the hump is fun! It’s not like we don’t have bigger humps around but why walk somewhere if you have one in the garden 🙂 They used sledge, bump slid and even bigger plastic bag to slide down the hump […]

Date night

I forgot to share this memory. This is the second year we are attending Ozolkalns Christmas Party. This isn’t posh establishment but it’s organized by local young people (also our friends). So this year I offered myself as a photographer, but after I got ill, I canceled that… Still, I got my camera with me :). We had fun till […]