Officially Spring

SnakeIt is officially spring around here.  Mark and Adrian were outside cleaning up the yard while the girls worked inside. Mark let us know that they found the first snake of the year in our back yard. Everyone went outside to see it, and then the boys tried to catch it.  It was a very aggressive garter snake, so they decided to leave it alone.

Ice

TakeoffWe spent the afternoon at the park.  The sun was out and it was cold, but it was a good afternoon to be outside. While listening to the kids playing on the swings, I walked down to the water.  I was surprised how much ice there still was.

Hearing some cracking, I thought some animal was walking in the cattails.  It took awhile before I realized that I was hearing the ice cracking and breaking up! It sounded similar, but different, to when you walk on ice.Ice

Calling the kids to meet me, I asked them what was making the noise.  Mark was the first to understand what he was hearing.

We played around awhile, experimenting with throwing rocks, testing how thick the ice was and trying to break it without getting wet.  We laughed at ducks as they swam through the open spots and then broke the ice trying to climb out.  We explored the different heights of where ice was and admired the patterns they made.

Ice heightAll to soon, someone got cold, and we walked back to the car. We walked slowly, enjoying the cooler weather and breaking as much ice as we could find on the road. It was a wonderful afternoon!

Glorious Morning!

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“From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised!” Psalm 113:3

We have been getting to bed really late the last two nights.  A lady from church is helping Audrey learn to knit, so we stayed out late Wednesday for a lesson. Last night we had a great time bowling with some friends. Add to that, Megan has the “snuffles” and does not sleep well.

Allan still had to be at work on time this morning.  He noticed the sunrise was extra pretty as he drove to work and he called to let me know.  So I went to enjoy the beautiful sunrise that God designed for us.

Watch Dog

LisaI went to work with Mark and Andrea early this morning. I wanted some practice shooting in strange lights.

It was fun watching them work.  They really love their adopted pets. Andrea told me to watch while she fed her silly goats.  We went outside and as I waited for her to get to the feeding trough I noticed one of the dogs watching us. She posed perfectly before disappearing to find Mark.