Posts Tagged ‘outdoor adventure


A few moments

I sat down to peruse photos and write a post tonight to discover that nothing I’ve thought about photographing for the blog has actually been photographed. I guess I’ve been a little bit busy lately; too busy, in fact, to even bother putting the memory card back in the camera. Oops. So, all I’ve got is Instagram which streams directly to my computer from my phone (thanks hubby!). Have no fear; some really amazing things happened here recently. From youngest to oldest:


A very first self portrait in sidewalk chalk. My heart soared with this one!

And our eldest discovered just how much he like to hang out in a tree; so much, in fact, that he listened to a complete chapter in each of two books whilst in this exact spot one morning.

Things are starting to reach the humming right along point around here; I am hopeful that all these changes will leave me a bit more time for artwork, blogging, sewing, and *ahem* photos.


Amazing Easter

We LOVE Easter at our house. Our adoration is certainly led by our faith, but I’ve always felt that it is much easier for us to keep this holiday simple. Today was perfect. We started out with cinnamon swirl pancakes, then headed to church. We gave the boys their Easter baskets, which were filled with needed new umbrellas, sidewalk chalk, garden transplanters, and chocolates. Then we took them outback to unveil the garden bed frames hubby had built for each of them; we spent the rest of the day outside digging up sod, filling with top soil, and planting seeds in their brand new raised beds. There was even an altered egg hunt where they looked for seeds instead of eggs. The weather was perfect, and I managed to throw a simple pork loin roast with carrots, onions, and potatoes in the oven and a pot of homemade apple sauce on the stove in the midst of all of the gardening. Apparently the day was WAY too good; we had trouble getting all 3 of them tucked snugly into bed tonight. Mama and daddy, however, are exhausted. We do SO hope you had a happy Easter too!

The biggest boy does his rabbit impression.


Doing the Rain Dance

I was making a meal the other day when I heard my boys, all of them, shed their shoes and escape the front door to do this:




Sometimes you have a rough night after a long week of wiping noses, holding, hugging, cuddling, and water pushing to help them all get through a tough illness. Sometimes your husband graciously lets you have first nap the next afternoon, and sometime, while you are napping, the house gets suspiciously quiet. Sometimes when you come down from your nap, after searching the house, you find this:

Sometimes you are keenly aware of just exactly how good you have it.



It finally snowed here. This winter, that’s a pretty darned BIG deal. The boys could not be stopped. Snow balls were thrown, first snowy steps were taken, and one oldest son of mine made his very first all by himself snowman! The baby and I were only able to stay out for a few minutes, but it was an incredible few minutes.