Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Brock BRATS take on school!

Much to our dismay, summer is over and the school year has started. I'm not even going to pretend I'm not SO happy!!!

For the first time in a long time, I don't have a middle schooler. Last year, we had one in high school, one in middle, one in elementary, and one in preschool.  That was NOT easy.  

The week before school started, I found myself thinking a lot about how next year, my first will start her final year in high school and my last will start her first year in school.  

What a journey. The days are long but the years are short. 

Monday, August 25, 2014


Wow, I know, right? It's been a long time since I last posted.  I guess I'm making a comeback of sorts over here at Via Fontanelle. The important thing to note is, we aren't at Via Fontanelle anymore. We moved into a new house several weeks ago for many reasons that are important to our family (not to mention the survival of this blog!) including no working internet (now you understand the blog thing), a lazy landlord, and no heat downstairs. I'll miss our little villa in the country, but for now...this house in the city is better for us.

The field of sunflowers in front of our house with the castle in the background

The fields behind our house

The views from our bedroom