Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Catching up!

I've been SO busy, as I'm sure most are, this time of year!  So I wanted to do a quick post of what has been happening at our house.  It's exciting times as spring brings with it so many beautiful things.  The first excitement of spring is always baby kittens!

Our mama cat had four babies, and so far they are all doing well.  The kids LOVE this addition and play with them as much as they can. 

Molly is such a great photographer and loves to take pictures of these adorable kittens.  While we are on the subject of Molly and her photography, she had some exciting news as well!  She one 1st place, for the second year in a row, in the Whiteside County Conservation Photography contest.  AND, she won best overall photo, and is going to the state competition!  This contest is for 1st through 12th grade, so that was a big accomplishment, since she is only in 8th grade!  Here is her winning photo:

It's always exciting times, when we start planting the garden.  We had a rainy weekend, but were able to squeeze in just enough time, to get the garden rows lined up, and even planted some potatoes, lettuce, carrots and 500 onion bulbs.  I'm hoping this weekend, we can attempt to finish it up!

Me and the girls also enjoyed a Mother Daughter Banquet at our church this weekend.  It's always a fun time and I feel so blessed to have 3 beautiful daughters.  We had fun doing pictures before we left.  Of course Molly was the photographer (for most of them)

Me and Marykate had matching hair for the day and it was fun!  Especially since she was still young enough to want to match her mom :)

The weather has been beautiful this week and we are enjoying our days outdoors, as much as we can.  We are taking many walks down to the creek, which Abe loves, and I have been hanging clothes on the line whenever I can.  We are also enjoying our time in Wisconsin and have been taking lots of walks around the wooded neighborhood. 

I think our absolute favorite thing about spring is bringing out the grill.  Brent is excellent on the grill and loves to cook for us on the weekends.  We usually grill on Saturday, and make enough for Sunday's lunch.  It makes Sunday so much more enjoyable, when lunch is already prepared, when we get home from church.  I can't wait until we have fresh veggies from the garden to go along with it!
These are just a few of the reasons, why I LOVE Spring!
♥  Shannon

1 comment:

  1. I love all of the activity at your place Shannon. And I love your BIG garden. I'm not sure if we're going to get a garden this year because our rotortiller is broken:( But I am thinking of alternative ways to still get some veggies growing!
    God bless and congradulations to your daughter on her photography.