Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Springtime Is...

Springtime is coming! Finally, after a long winter which began in October, the sun is beginning to be a frequent visitor and the temperature has begun to rise to 40+ degrees. This past Monday, we enjoyed spending some time outside, treasuring the warmth when it comes.

Springtime is...
Baseball season! Sam, Jayme, and Caleb were just itching to throw the ball to each other.

Taking care of our homestead. Ben is in the process of cutting down a tree (SCAREY! Makes my heart flutter!); he may be six-foot-three, but he is no match for this tree! (I just heard him announce he's going back out for another chopping expedition; did I mention how close this tree was to the house?)

Mud: one of the least favorite aspects of spring around our land. In fact, "mud" has become synopsis with "spring" around here!

New life. The trees are beginning to bud, and our mamma cat had five kittens!

Walks. Mmm, we can go outside and stretch our legs every once in a while! About time!

School coming to a close. Leesha is diligently wrapping up another school season. Good job, sister!

Lots of pictures. My (Taylor's) "Arms Length Photography". :)

Snowball fights? Okay, reality check: it's technically still winter. And yes, that means a few more chances for snowball fights. :)

Popcorn! Well, I guess this is year-round...and every single weekend. Our family has multiple traditions, and "popcorn night" is the all-time favorite. Friends gift us with popcorn for Christmas because we love it so much!

And, yes, this is not necessarily a sign of spring, but Mom is actually sledding down the mound behind our house (our pathetic sledding hill)! She fulfilled a promise she made to all of us that she would go sledding this winter. :) Now that was a monumental event!

"For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. The fig tree puts forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grapes give a good smell..." (Song of Solomon 2:11-13a)

Blessings and Joy in the Journey!

Taylor for TGF

Post-script:
Check out our latest post on SouthernGospelBlog.com! We've been having lots of fun writing and commenting (it's good typing/spelling/grammar practice for Sam, Jayme, and Caleb!).

Caleb responding to comments.

3 comments:

Josh said...

YAY! Springtime makes me happy! Call me crazy, I've already broke out the shorts a couple times! hehe

Daniel J. Mount said...

The last picture made my day! :)

Miss Taylor said...

Josh,
Soooo.....you're one of those "Minnesota Crazies!" Everytime we see the underdressed (shorts and flipflops) in this kind of weather...that's what we say! :)


Daniel,
Isn't he cute? Oops...I mean a sharp young man! A lil' adventurer behind the desk! Yes, this is very good for putting our homeschool education into practice. Thank you!


-Mom for TGF