Thursday, April 3, 2014

It's Been Awhile...........

Well, this is a random post, nothing terribly exciting.........I had a major Trojan horse attack my laptop and it was unrecoverable.  Bummer.  I had some things on there that I really didn't want to lose!  My computer has always been the expendable one and too many "unqualified" children have been on it and loaded some rather interesting things. And no, it's not the little boys!  But no more!  My dear hubby bought me this brand new one and no one's little fingers are going to touch this - period!

Miss Amanda  went back home awhile back but I had to post this one last picture.  She and the boys got into a puzzle marathon the last day, and had them all on display for us to see.  These boys LOVE puzzles!

We have had lovely weather recently and all the trees are either budding out or blooming.  This is one of our apple trees.  Of course, we are in a freeze warning for tonight, so who knows what will happen.  No matter how nice the weather gets, I force myself to never, ever plant any flowers until May 1st!
David's been playing baseball this spring and is enjoying it.  He's had quite a year playing three different sports - football, basketball, and now baseball.  It's been a good experience for him to work with all the different coaches and to adapt to their different coaching styles.  And thankfully, no serious injuries!
This past weekend, Isaac, David, and Joe went to help some Miss Amanda's family load up their moving truck.  Joshua and I were recovering from colds and a cough so we stayed behind.  It was good to have some quality time with Joshua - we did a few errands, and then ate lunch at Railroad Park.  And yes, a few trains did go screaming by!  Definitely a highlight for him!
With the weather being nice and warm - most days - we are getting the garden ready for planting.  David did the disking and then Joe followed up with the tilling.  Isaac and Joshua are so excited to get planting!
Coming home from the grocery store the other day, this is the sight we had as we turned into our road.  Animals appear and then disappear in various farmers' fields at the drop of a hat.  You might remember that we had hundreds of sheep across the street from us for awhile.  Then, they just disappeared!  You would think that someone in our family would notice hundreds of sheep being hauled off  to........?????  But no, they were just gone!  And these cows?  We enjoyed seeing them for about a week, and now they are gone, too.
And last, but not least...........another beautiful Arizona sky!  Yes, the land is brown and dusty, but there is nothing more gorgeous than the incredibly deep, deep blue of the sky.  I never get tired of looking at it.


  1. Wow it is so different and beautiful in your side of the country. Maybe one day we will visit. The boys are always so adorable.

  2. Wow!
    Yes, I remember that day! I think we multiplied it to over 796 pieces !
    The apple trees are super pretty! Our trees decided not to bud this years (I guess because we're moving.
    Thanks again for the lovely post!
    Miss Amanda