Snow Days

Yes, we have had plenty of those^. And this is especially for you, Harold and Sherita, in case you forgot what snow looks like 😉misc. Feb and March 004There was ice skating on the driveway.

misc. Feb and March 012_edited-1There was snow to be tasted.20150226_101150There was photos to take.20150302_083530There was driveways to scrape. With little people, of course 🙂misc. Feb and March 017_edited-1There was exploring to do.20150301_161620There was calves to chase back in pens. (This was after we had them in the pen, and Tristan was guarding them till we found a bolt to keep the gate shut.)misc. Feb and March 025_edited-1 misc. Feb and March 027_edited-1There was gates to climb.misc. Feb and March 030_edited-1 misc. Feb and March 031_edited-1 misc. Feb and March 032_edited-1There was walls to clean off.misc. Feb and March 033There was lots and lots of snow flakes.20150227_175406And there was beautiful sunsets.

And I’m thinking Spring is just around the corner 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!

January Days

A few things from back in January. Yes, we are in February already, headed toward spring 🙂Tristan's bday and winter Jan. 2015 003 Tristan's bday and winter Jan. 2015 004Tristan’s birthdayTristan's bday and winter Jan. 2015 026 Tristan's bday and winter Jan. 2015 027We had a very low key celebration. That was just fine with me 🙂Tristan's bday and winter Jan. 2015 006Tristan's bday and winter Jan. 2015 009Trying to knock down his animals with his nerf gun. I may have tried to do it as well 🙂 I also may have missed 🙂Tristan's bday and winter Jan. 2015 012They spend more time looking at picture books over the winter.Tristan's bday and winter Jan. 2015 030 Tristan's bday and winter Jan. 2015 032Out getting some exercise.Tristan's bday and winter Jan. 2015 033Nosy calves.Tristan's bday and winter Jan. 2015 038Kirsten and I taught 1st kindergarten on Thursday evenings at winter bible school. I was glad to have her help getting the books and memory verses ready. Not my thing 🙂me n jennaReading to my babyTristan's bday and winter Jan. 2015 034Boys! Need I say more?? 😉Tristan's bday and winter Jan. 2015 050_edited-1Watching her brothersTristan's bday and winter Jan. 2015 052_edited-1Tristan's bday and winter Jan. 2015 054_edited-1 Tristan's bday and winter Jan. 2015 061_edited-1 Tristan's bday and winter Jan. 2015 063_edited-1Time in the snow

I plan to do another Haiti post, but I wanted to get through my January pictures. I hope you are having a good week!

Winter Scenes

Because there is beauty in every season…20150123_081915Tristan's bday and winter Jan. 2015 036What good is the warmth of summer without the cold of winter to give it sweetness. ~ Author unknownTristan's bday and winter Jan. 2015 049_edited-1Tristan's bday and winter Jan. 2015 053_edited-1Winter giveth the fields, and the trees so old, Their beards of icicles and snow… ~ Charles duc d’Orleans, translated by Henry Wadsworth LongfellowTristan's bday and winter Jan. 2015 059_edited-1Tristan's bday and winter Jan. 2015 064_edited-1Tristan's bday and winter Jan. 2015 058_edited-1I didn’t want to scare this fish crane, so I zoomed in on him. I love to watch them come in for a landing at our pond.Tristan's bday and winter Jan. 2015 057Tristan's bday and winter Jan. 2015 055_edited-1Winter came down to our home one night Quietly pirouetting in on silvery-toed slippers of snow, And we, we were children once again. ~ Bill Morgan, Jr.

And, ” You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of your hands;” Hebrews 1:10

Have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy the snow 🙂

Things we did in the last month

misc. nov. 2014 008_edited-1Ate supper under balloons that Kirsten strung up for Jenna’s bdaymisc. nov. 2014 015 misc. nov. 2014 016Played with flashcards and an empty lego boxmisc. nov. 2014 035_edited-1 misc. nov. 2014 037_edited-1 misc. nov. 2014 038_edited-1Wrapped gifts to send to Haiti for my sis and her family. Do not ask me how the packages looked 😉 We hope they got opened before they looked at them too hard. My wrapping skills need work. Then add a 3 yr. old to the mix. You get the picture 🙂misc. nov. 2014 039_edited-1 misc. nov. 2014 041 misc. nov. 2014 043Observed, talked, and “helped” the guys doing the stone on our house. We hope they didn’t dread showing up at our place. I’m guessing they learned more about us than they wanted to 🙂 Whoever said boys don’t talk as much as girls?? 🙂misc. nov. 2014 044 misc. nov. 2014 046_edited-1Helped me by VOLUNTEERING to do the dishes. Any mother LOVES when that happens!misc. nov. 2014 048_edited-1 misc. nov. 2014 049_edited-1 misc. nov. 2014 051misc. nov. 2014 058_edited-1 A suncatcher project on a cold daymisc. nov. 2014 054misc. nov. 2014 055 misc. nov. 2014 056_edited-1 misc. nov. 2014 059 misc. nov. 2014 060_edited-1Enjoyed the snow. Or should I say I enjoyed looking at it. The mess, the gloves, the snow pants, etc., not my favorite thing. At least the children had fun 🙂

And in between all that, we laughed, we cried, we fought, we worked, we apologized, we complained, we were grateful, we were not grateful, we were kind, and not so kind. We spilled things, threw things, fell off things, fixed things, cleaned the house, washed, folded, cleaned the house, cooked, baked, cleaned the house. Did I say clean the house? 😉 And we probably did a host of other stuff.*

* I did not participate in all the above, just in case you get a very, very bad impression of me 🙂

That’s all for now, folks 🙂 Have a lovely day!!