Thursday, April 5, 2012

New Life, New Growth, New Attitude

Spring is bursting forth with new life on the mountain.  Yesterday we took the kids to pick out their 4-H pigs.  They won't be weaned for two more weeks, but we had to put a deposit down on ours so that we got pick of the litter. The kids can't wait to bring their little piglets home! 

Just when I thought I knew our son, he went and did something mature beyond his years. While at the grocery store the other day,  he approached me about wanting to buy some flowers for his sisters.  I nearly fainted!!! He spent his own money and picked the flowers out all by himself! When he brought them home for his sisters, they squealed with delight! This is a huge deal for him because he's been saving his money to buy an air rifle.  It was just a random act of kindness that made his sisters feel extra special.

Now that spring is here, my kids beg to ride their horse daily, and no matter how much grooming takes place, the horse hair is still coming off in piles. That winter coat has got to go!

I've got a picture of this lake during every season.  The good news is that even though the Aspen trees are still bare, the lake is no longer a giant block of ice... a sure sign that spring is here!

Below are some gorgeous blossoms from the trees at our church.

Enjoy the day!



  1. I love that your son brought his sisters flowers, it brought tears to my eyes. It shows the kind of man he is becoming. It also tells of their relationship. My brothers and sisters are my best friends, we're very close. I wish that all could experience that closeness. And I can see it with your kids. They're close now, and when they all become adults, they'll be best friends. It's unlike any other relationship. Having a sibling who is a best friend is unlike anything else. Glad to see he is growing up to be such a fine young man. You are doing a great job with them :)

  2. That is such a sweet gesture!

    Those mountains are just beautiful, what a blessing to see that every day. WOW!

  3. Awesome big brother! How fun is that?!

    Love the pictures, girl!!

    Happy Easter to y'all, as well!! :)

  4. Alright! Free bacon for the family!

  5. Way to go Dillon!!! I bet he has really great Sunday School teachers or something! ha ha