We have had a peaceful day for the most part, today. I had the kids clothes laid out last night, so we avoided the usualy Sunday morning madness where I end up at church in a mental state definitely not conducive to worship.  Despite it being the first day of Daylight Savings time, we all managed to get up, ready and out the door with a minimal amount of fussing and changes of clothing. 

 We got home and had sandwiches for lunch, and then Sean and I took the day of rest commandment literally and laid down for a nap. We don’t do that very often anymore, and it was nice, despite the fact that every once in a while we would hear the thunderous roar of Reagan, gliding across the floor in the inline skates she bought at the thrift store this weekend. If you just pretended it was actually thunder, you could sleep right through it.

We got up after a little while and went out and puttered around in the yard some. I cleaned out some flower beds and filled in the low places, leveled out the half barrel in front of the porch, raked up some leaves.  Signs of spring are everywhere now, if you know where to look…


A clematis beginning to bud


more clematis, sending up new sprouts in the half barrel.


It is so good to be outside in the warm spring air with the green things growing up everywhere. It won’t be long and the trees will have leaves and spring will truly be on it’s way.  My seedlings are growing quickly in the house, and I’ll be able to plant those soon. 

After playing in the dirt and watching Sean and the little kids shoot the BB gun at a couple of boxes and a pringles can (very exciting, let me tell you! That Reagan is a crack shot), we decided to go to town and get hamburgers and buns for dinner. Sean grilled the burgers and I toasted the buns, and it was a wonderful meal for a weekend night. Now we’ve grilled out, we just need to eat out there and the warm season will be offically on it’s way. 

 While I am posting pictures of seedlings, I’ll post a picture of mine and their daddy. This is a picture of the boys on their way to a Boy Scout camp out. They had a great time with Sean, and I had a good time staying at home with Reagan. We made cupcakes and stayed up late and had a great time, just the two of us. The men took the camera with them, but did not take one picture!! Can you believe that? The only pictures I got of the camp out were the ones I took while they were still in the driveway.  The stinkers!


Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways. For thou shalt eat the labor of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee. Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table. Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD. –Psalms 128:1-4