Sunday, May 13, 2018

We are blessed...

As I looked at photos from the last number of weeks that is the phrase that came to mind. I always have a hard time titling blog posts and this time was no different. The last 3-4 weeks have been extremely full! So so full! Full of family times. Full of friend times. Full of gardening time. Full of office work time. Full of viruses. Full of good food. Full of sunshine and rain and flowers and seeds sprouting and plants growing. Full of children noise and creativity. Full of hosting large events from a baby shower to a graduation party to times with family and friends. And not full of sleep. But on this mother's day I feel full of blessings - many things undeserved and unearned but that I feel so thankful for.

We are headed to WV in just a short while to pick up two additional pigs; that will be the subject for another blog post. So I need to work on getting the house ready for our next AirBnB guests and food and entertainment packed for our little excursion. So I will let many of these pictures speak for themselves!
We don't often get photos of family gardening time, since I'm usually taking them. Photo credit: my dad!

Our girls LOVE when Grandma and Grandpa are in their home upstairs...

...and so do we!! We loved the two week stint recently and it went way too fast. 

Our budding photographer!

These two are quite the pair - in love and strife!

Still in the middle of soccer season!
Yesterday Alida made a goal left-footed. I was impressed!

Still enjoying weekly playdates!
Hope they are ready to welcome two additional T.W. hogs!

One of the large events recently - a cool and rainy grad party for 75+

Some things never get old - love our date nights with cousin Ivy!

Yay for peas growing. Most of the corn and squash is planted. Cucumbers are in, Quinoa, sesame, chia in. Much more ready to be planted as soon as time allows!

Froze my first 20 or so containers of spinach this past week. 
My little helper!

Alida never tires of reading time with Jonathan (he seems to enjoy it as well!!)

No words needed :)

And now the most recent news: 3 fun filled days with Benner family. I loved seeing the kids enjoy the water feature in Nora's garden.
Most of the toys were in and out of toy boxes at least once!

There was a secret club with two members.

A lot of kiddo cuteness to take in!

The beautiful outdoors to enjoy - and for kids to run off steam in.

Irises in their prime in Nora's garden - these smell like grape soda or candy!

Kali and Uncle Jonas could talk for hours!

Enjoyed some additional spectators on the sidelines!

I was gifted with TWO long snuggly nap times with baby Meri yesterday. I couldn't have asked for more!

Water, sand and rocks made for a really fun time at Emily and Jonas' place - as well as waving at all those driving by.

Our last meal all together before heading our separate ways. 

Special times with special people! 

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