Sunday, May 29, 2011

Spring Things

Finally we had some sunny days last week and my 'suddenly reading everything' 10 year old took advantage by spending some time on our backyard swing with his favorite book!

This little birdlet came out of the cedar hedge to explore the world, much to his mother's chagrin.

...and my apple tree burst into bloom.

But by evening there was rain again, and a bit of fog in the air. The birds, however, stayed out to play anyway. 

What an amazing God we serve. I enjoy His beauty all year round, but He does some of His best work in the springtime. I am so thankful for the nature all around us and the ability to enjoy it. Get out there and look around, even if its raining. If you don't, you will miss some spectacular sights!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Of Rain and Wedding Bells

Its all in the details they say. 
Our lives have taken a new turn in the past year. We have gained a new face in our family, just visiting for now, but soon to become a permanent son. Our daughter, Stephanie, brought home an Italian friend last fall who soon became a boyfriend, and not long after, a fiancee. Looks like July 23 will be wonderful and busy around here. Most weekends the talk of invitations, wedding dress, halls, churches, and attendants has filled our hours. Everything is falling nicely into place, God is in the details. It is amazing to watch how easily things are being worked out. Yay!

...and it is spring! My flower beds are a sea of color, Solomon's Seal, violets, Bleeding Heart, Iris, daffodils, narcissus, all beautiful....all hanging down their soaking wet heads. Seems the rain will never stop. The grass is growing at a wild pace and the garden is a mud puddle. As soon as I see some sun, I need to get those gladiola bulbs in the ground. I would do it in the rain, but it is so cold. Here is hoping we soon get some sun!