"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

21 April 2016

Spring is in the air...






















     The weather has been absolutely perfect here in these parts as of late.  It seems that I try to find any reason at all to be outside enjoying the smells of lilac everywhere, the warm spring breezes and the sounds of bees finding all the bits of pollen that they can.  I just can't get enough of it all.  I even get giddy when the mornings are warm enough to have the windows open as soon as the sun is coming up.  I look for any possible way to be outside just to absorb it all in.

     Hours were spent outside working a special blanket for a special little someone who is due to make her debut any day now.  Fun springy colors for a spring baby.  New pieces have been cut in the early morning hours for a quilt for my littlest.  Not that another quilt is needed.  But who cares.  Special fabric for a special girl.

     And as the sun goes down in the evening I find myself standing in the kitchen looking out the window at all the changing colors outside.  I just can't get enough.  I just wait for the next morning when I can start it all over again.  Windows open, listening to birds singing, lilac perfume in the air.  It's just about near perfect.


~*~

Kar

   

18 April 2016

12...












     So many mixed feelings about our youngest turning twelve over the weekend.  Such a special girl.  She is our "surprise!" child.  Full of spunk and a bit of stubbornness thrown in to make things that much more interesting.  She knows what she wants and works her hardest to get whatever that is.  She is happy.  Still wakes up every morning saying that "this is the best day ever!"  She's cuddly, lovable.  She has the prettiest freckles all over her face, just like my Dad did when he was young.  I so hope they stay with her forever.  She has quite an imagination.  She loves being outdoors and investigating everything.  She is my partner in crime in the kitchen, which I absolutely adore.  She loves flowers as much as I do.  I just wish she would leave some out in the yard.  She's a talker.  I hear that she gets that from me.  Apparently I was the same at that age.  Don't remember that.  And she still greets dear ole' Dad at the door everyday when he comes home from work with the biggest hug and kiss.

     Love this girl to the moon and back, forever and ever.


~*~

Kar

14 April 2016

Sprouts and blooms…


































     I just love walking around the yard, when the sun is starting to set,  to see all the pretty colors that are starting to show themselves off.  It's one of my favorite times of the day.

~*~

Kar