I love Spring and Summer!
Spring doesn’t officially start until next week, but I am enjoying the springlike weather we’ve been having this week! My crocuses are blooming, I saw some green leaves on a bush today while out for a walk with the kids today.
The new growth is a renewal of life after a long, dormant winter. The trees are budding and getting ready to grow their leaves. Life is just getting ready to burst out all over the place and I want to soak it all in and enjoy the time with my family.
It has been a dormant time spiritually for me. I’ve been memorizing Colossians, so that has been keeping me in the Word, but I feel like I need more. My prayer life also stinks, but I have been praying for many of my friends and bringing them and their requests before God. My prayer life needs to be more heartfelt and meaningful and I just need to enjoy QUIET time with God. All too often I have the radio rambling in the background or other noise going on all the time.
This winter was very mild, by far, and if we had many more like this I could handle winter so much better! 🙂 I like those temperatures. This temperature was last week (early March)!
We have been in such a cold, rainy, nasty weather snap . . . until today! While I haven’t been outside all day, I have enjoyed going outside numerous times and just standing in the sun for a bit. I’ll be doing some coop work this weekend and probably some winter yard preparations. Should be a wonderful weekend! Yay!
1. The sounds of my children laughing and playing with their cousin.
We always buy a box of cheap chocolates and put them under the couch.
They are cheap in price, but they are pretty good! 🙂
Today is chilly and cloudy, but it’s also beautiful. It is raining leaves and it looks so pretty!
The other day I spent 2 hours mowing/mulching the yard and it looked good! Now you can’t tell I mulched the leaves all gone, but that’s ok! The beauty of the falling leaves is definitely fine by me. Spring will come again and I’m sure I’ll be mulching all the ones that have fallen today.
I haven’t been blogging much lately. School has been rather time consuming and I’m working on some other projects and just taking care of my home in general. We’ve cleaned out the kid’s bedrooms and have pitched 5 bags of old toys and garbage between them. We still have the hallway closet, our bedroom and closet, the entryway closet all to de-clutter. It’s amazing how much junk you can accumulate through the years. We won’t even talk about the basement. I really need some shelving units down there so I can organize everything.
A blessing is that Eric has been working overtime! We love when that happens and are very thankful God provides for us. Another exciting thing is that Eric has gotten in touch with a long lost friend of his! He has wondered about his boyhood best friend for years and they actually got to talk on the phone the other evening. Eric was on the phone for almost 45 minutes and that is some kind of record for him! 🙂 While facebook can be annoying, it also is a blessing to find people you wondered about for so long!
School has been going pretty good lately. We are finishing up the first quarter (45 days, woo hoo)! Grace loves kindergarten still and is doing very well! The boys are doing pretty good. Nathan has been doing very well in his math this year! Ryan still struggles, but he is learning and I’m thankful for that! 🙂
Duty is calling, so I must get going.