Meanwhile, back at Hogwarts…

Summertime for the Rossmans is jam-packed. The kids spend a lot of time with both sets of grandparents, as well as their cousins from Arizona who spend a few weeks in temperate Oregon every July. Meanwhile, Dr. Rossman and I go about our work weeks, visit the kids at their grandparents’ on the weekends and try to figure out what to do with all our TIME in the evenings without the kids here.

It’s wicked boring.

This weekend was one of those complicated  affairs with both of us driving from different locations and meeting up at my parents’ house for the weekend to see the kids and hopefully tide them over with hugs for a few more days before they come home.


I still managed to start – and finish – a few paintings. A productive weekend, indeed.






For my calendar!

The kids will be with grama and grampa for another couple days so that all four of them can finish up their Harry Potter-themed Cousin Camp. Oh. My. Goodness. I’ve only witnessed a bit of it, but you will not believe the detail and awesomeness that my mom and sister put into planning this extravaganza.

I will write a proper post about it when I get all the photos, but in the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at the costumes, sets, props and activities.




Tea Leaf Reading Class


Butter Beer


Getting money from the vault at Gringott's


Supplies for Potions Class


In the pokey


Monster Book of Monsters

They may never want to come home.

4 Responses to “Meanwhile, back at Hogwarts…”

  1. sharla Says:

    Awesome artwork there, I love all three so much! You are so great! & That is TOO COOL for the kids w/ their HP extravaganza – lucky kiddos!!!

  2. leslie (crookedstamper) Says:

    Yay! My kitty, Koshka, is soooo beautiful. THANKS! xo

  3. Keepsy Photobooks - Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice Says:

    […] psst….See this photo of Daphney? It was just commissioned by the artist R. Rossman. Check it out HERE. […]

  4. Lindsey (aka modchik) Says:

    Daphney came out great as did the others but I’m partial. Your Hogwart photos on IG have been crackin me up!

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