Thursday, March 5, 2009

Just a Little Update . . .

Things have been very busy here the past several days and that looks to continue for at least a little while longer. I am hoping by the end of this week to have my different tasks all caught up (or at least close to it) and also have things a bit more organized which would be nice!

Yesterday was a pleasant and profitable day, and the beautiful weather was very much enjoyed! In the morning, Mom, Leah and I ran all of our weekly errands and had a fun time together. And then in the afternoon/evening, we all (except for Ryan as he had a computer job after his 'regular' work) had the opportunity to spend a bit of time outside doing various things such as . . .

Leah mowing up leaves and grass to give to the chickens for them to scratch around in

Mom digging around a stump so we can remove it - another step in clearing more area for gardens and the like

Dad took a break from his work for a bit and went for a walk with his dog Gale (or a run on Gale's part :)

In between various indoor tasks, I took a walk with Lassie and looked to see what all plants are coming up in our gardens. Leah's Hyacinths and Daffodils are coming up in her garden, as are the early Dutch Iris's and even the Daylilies in mine. It has been interesting to compare this year's spring 'firsts' to last year's, and so far, it seems that everything is happening a bit earlier this year compared to last, which I do not think any of us mind. :)

Some of Leah's hyacinths

The wild plum trees have buds!

Lassie

And to close . . . a random photo from the past week . . .

Leah practicing her duet part for one of the songs we play together

8 comments:

  1. Lovely to see that Spring bulbs are coming up now, and blossom will soon be on the trees.

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  2. Isn't is wonderful to be getting your hands back into the dirt??! I love watching the plants come back to life; from the slowly forming buds and the plants pushing up through the dirt it is all so exciting!

    Soon it will be time to be planting those seeds... for us at least!

    ~Ashley

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  3. I believe I saw it mentioned in your blog before that you don't celebrate Christmas. Can you explain that a little bit more?

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  4. Thank you, Evening Shade! :)

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  5. It is wonderful to see, Elizabeth!

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  6. It is indeed, Ashley! I, too, love watching the plants come back to life after being brown and lifeless for so long. It is exciting!

    Enjoy your planting! :)

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  7. I would be happy, Anonymous, to explain a bit why we do not celebrate Christmas. :)

    As followers of Christ, we are to examine all things (1 Thessalonians 5:21) including ourselves (2 Corinthians 13:5), and my Dad recognized that Christmas was one of these areas that needed to be examined. There were a number of reasons that led us to our decision which I will briefly share here. As we studied about the holiday of Christmas, we found that the origins of this holiday were not Christian, but were in fact pagan. Another reason was the commercialization of the holiday. But the reason that was perhaps the greatest factor in our decision was the fact that no where in Scripture does God instruct us to celebrate Christ’s birth or even suggest such a celebration. Instead, we are commanded to remember and proclaim His death and resurrection through the Lord’s Supper (communion.)

    Those are our reasons in a nutshell, and while quite brief, I hope that they help to provide some insight into our reasons. If you have any questions or would like something clarified, please feel free to ask! :)

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