The Messina Family

The Messina Family
Barcelona 2010

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Mid Summer's Day

Here is Lily catching a ride with Arne Joa (our landlord). She was afraid she was going to get cow poop on her feet (she was wearing crocs and probably had good right to worry)

Lily sits on Randi Joa's lap (she is our neighbor). Lily really likes Randi and Tørres, her husband. Both of them only speak Norwegian to Lily. She seems to understand them for the most part...
On the 23rd of June, we were invited to the midsummer's bonfire of the Joa clan. Our landlord is a Joa and his brothers are our only neighbors. We went down to the Joa farm and brought some bratwurst to grill along with our neighbors, their relatives and the neighbors in the area. There were bonfires burning along the fjords all around Norway that night. The area was in a cow pasture and so we got to share our picnic site with several young cows which seems to be fascinated by the whole thing. It was a great time...and most likely our last midsummer's celebration in Norway. We will probably be gone by this time next year.

1 comment:

Lori Lynn said...

What a neat experience! Your boys are looking so grown up. While you are winding down your summer, we are still in the thick of it. Our temperatures can reach 100 degrees + late into September.