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A Walk in the Forest

It's been so hot here in Croatia lately. Fine, I know it's summer and all, it's suppose to be hot. One problem, we have no A/C! Croatia and Europe as a whole is just beginning to add air conditioners to their homes. It's not considered healthy by most of Europe so it's slow coming.

Anyhoo, with the heat being as bad as it is, we have been hudled up in the livingroom with all the blinds shut in mostly darkness. It's been so depressive but we really have no choice. It's very difficult to do anything when it's as hot as it has been here. It's been in the upper 90s for days.

Today, I thought we should get out. We got up early and finished what school we had, packed a lunch and headed out to the forest. By the time we got there it was already scorching. I thought to my self, "We have about 10 minutes before everyone cries to go home." We walked to where the forest started and then into the cover of the canopy and it was like heaven. It was so cool. We were amazed. We stayed more than 10 minutes and had fun exploring. I took several pictures, my camera has become my best friend lately, Blogging does that ya know. :o)

My daughter got tired of wearing her hat and guess who got to carry it, yours

Cody, my big guy. This is one good kid!

I just fell in love with this picture. I love anything that has to do with Daddy and Daughter.

Hannah and my wild man Joshua. He always finds a stick, no matter where that kid is, he has a stick in his hand. He is so sweet hearted.

We found patches of clovers all over the forest floor. It was lovely.

Hannah, my little garden flower. She oves hats and all those sorts of things. She's wearing a purse and the skirt she and I made the other day.

We had a wonderful time in the forest, we were very lucky that Hannah remembered the mosquito repellent. They were thriving in there and would have eaten us to the bone if not for Hannah's foresight.

We had a wonderful time in God's creation, there is just something about being in the outdoors. We listened to the birds singing the most beautiful song. We concluded that they were singing a love song to their Creator.


  1. Tori, I too loved the daddy daughter picture. How lovely. I bet it would be pretty in black and white too. I just love doing that to my pictures.
    I noticed you have some more pictures added to your sidebar. Are those new or have I just been missing them?
    Glad you enjoyed your day out and that Hannah thought to bring the repelant.
    Do you have any box fans to help with the heat in the house?

  2. We do have a few fans and they do help a bit but when the air is hot they blow hot too. So anyhoo, no more complaining, Praise God for the Sunshine! *Ü*

    The B&W pictures in the sidebar are new I added them about a week or two ago. I love B&W pix. Thanks for noticing.

  3. What a wonderful outing! I am glad that God provided you with some shade and coolness!

  4. Anonymous9:40 AM

    How pretty! Lovely pictures. I love the comment about the wee birdies singing a love song to their Creator.

  5. I love all of your photos, Tori.
    It's a wonderful blessing to be able to get out and enjoy God's creation with those we love most.

    ~ Christina
    HsKubes' HomeSchool Haven
    HsKubes' Haven for Home
    Christian Military HomeSchool Mamas

  6. I loved all your pics! The Daddy and daughter one is very good. Your daughter must be a lot like mine, always remembering the little things. I don't know how many times Beth has saved the day by remembering something little, but important!

    We don't have AC here in Vancouver, either. The businesses do, but most homeowners don't. We don't get hot enough for long enough to warrant the expense of having it, so on our hottest days, we just bake a little. I've gotten used to not having AC, so much so that I froze in Texas whenever we were inside. I do feel for you dealing with that heat!

  7. Anonymous10:20 AM

    I grew up without A/C, so I feel your pain! It was so hard to sleep and you just didn't have any enegry or desire to do anything. Stay cool!

  8. That looks like so much fun and I Love the pictures! We didn't have a/c in West TX when I was a kid, either. I don't know how we did it!

  9. Well I'm trying really hard for the rest of the summer not to complain about it, not even to family. Praise the Lord the sun is shinning and the sky is clear. Knowing us, humans that is, we are just never satisfied. It's it's winter we're ready for summer and in summer we dream of snow. So praise God for the sunshine!

    How hot does it get there in the summer?

    Mrs. R,
    Trying to stay cool and taking lots of cold showers. *Ü*

    How in the world did you live through a Texas summer with no A/C?

  10. It sounds like you had a wonderful day in the cool forest. You have a beautiful family and the father/daughter photo is just precious.
    Hannah's skirt is very pretty. :0)


  11. Oh, such wonderful pictures! I'm glad you got a little respite from the heat! And I LOVE your little smiley! *Ü*

  12. Hello Tori! I just love the look of your site. It is beautiful. And bless your heart to make it through the day in that heat with no air conditioner. If we shall suffer, we shall also reign with HIM right? I will pray for you in this area that the Lord make it more bearable for you and your sweet family!


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