Friday, March 9, 2012

Spring is springing!

We are certainly seeing signs of spring!  
I love to sing "Spring has Sprung" over and over!

We saw our first robins yesterday.
I've seen a few flocks of geese flying north the last few weeks.
The red-wing blackbirds are back.
My crocus are in bloom.
The daffodils are poking up through.
Our chickens are laying lots of eggs again.
I took my first run outdoors the other day.
Strawberries and pineapples are on sale at our local grocers.
Sap is flowing and we have three trees tapped!
And life is picking up the pace again.
Birthday festivities this month and some special company coming!
Happy spring!!

"Nature's beauty is a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude."


Boiling our sap, small home-scale operation!

And 40 of these little penguin critters made last night for classroom treats today,

Have a wonderful weekend!
I'd love to say I'll get some cards posted on here soon.
My aunt passed away this week and I have about 6 sympathy cards to make.
Plus lots of March birthdays that I didn't cards made for yet.
But along with all my things to do at home, my dad is experiencing some symptoms that warrant
more doctoring and likely some testing, so that will keep me hopping the next while.
I'll be back, but possibly sporadically!
"Today is a gift and the only appropriate response is gratefulness.  Cultivate that response!"

The two quotes in this post were taken from this awesome video I watched the other day.
Thanks Ali for always finding such inspirational things to read and watch!
I will be finding a home for those quotes in my OLW album.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

March Photo-a-day, catch up



I've been taking my photo-a-day, but I don't plan on blogging about it each day,
so I'll do a few weekly round-ups as I can!

March 4, Bedside,
(and no I didn't neaten if for the pic...
our bedroom is a quiet, relaxing retreat and so I keep it very low clutter and organized)

March 5, A Smile,
a hostess gift from our company that stayed with us Sunday evening.
She is a hairdresser and knows a house full of girls can always use shampoo.

March 6, 5 PM,
DD2 got a new watch for an early birthday present from a school friend!

March 7, Something you wore,
here's that favorite red vest showing up again!

March 8, Window
DD2 saw our first spring robin out the laundry room windows this morning!

For other photo-a-day posts, go here.