Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Spring has arrived and celebrating Easter

Since the girls had Spring break last week we couldn't resist stopping by Starbucks during our day out together. :-)


Finally! Signs of Spring have actually arrived!


I cannot even begin to express to you how happy I am that Spring has arrived and the snow is gone!! Just seeing new life brings a smile to my face. Love walking around my yard and seeing the little surprises. Since I wasn't here at this home yet last Spring, I didn't get to see a lot of the plants and flowers blooming.


Kathleen will run in the house saying "mom, I found a new flower!" :-) Like a little treasure hunt in the yard.




So much beauty surrounds us, so nice to sit, reflect and take it all in....



I bought a new welcome mat for our front door to greet our guests.


We started the yard work and our seeds are doing great and are about ready to plant in the garden. A variety of vegetables and flowers.


I found some pretty big worms...at first glance I thought it was a snake! LOL Jerry held them for me so I could get a picture, then we put them back in a safe place.... we have some hungry birds around here!


We all worked together as a family on getting the raspberries pruned back and tied up. Can't wait to have fresh ones back again this year!





Easter was quiet this year for us and sad with no family and friends nearby, but we made the best of it. A little celebration at home and a visit from the Easter bunny made things better.


Of course we can't forget the carrots left out the night before!


Both girls got to visit him at the mall and were goofing around while waiting in line for an hour!

"Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship"  Margaret Mead



The girls enjoyed a big egg hunt in the yard this year! Had a blast finding all the eggs, although we are missing one! It will turn up eventually. :-)




We dressed up and went out to a nice dinner buffet at an Amish restaurant nearby. Seemed strange not having an Easter dinner at home, but as long as we are together that's all that really matters.



                                                           
"A home with a loving and loyal husband and wife is the supreme setting in which children can be reared in love and righteousness and in which the spiritual and physical needs of children can be met"  David A. Bednar

"I woke up one morning thinking about wolves and realized that wolf packs function as families. Everyone has a role, and if you act within the parameters of your role, the whole pack succeeds, and when that falls apart, so does the pack."  Jodi Picoult

                                                                        Blessings,
                                                                              Jill

7 comments:

NanaDiana said...

It looks like you certainly celebrate the joys of life with your family. Your girls are getting so grown up- no babies anymore.....
I am so happy you had a wonderful Easter and hope today is wonderful, too. xo Diana

McVal said...

Happy Easter!!!! Wow, your Easter WAS a quiet one this year!

aimee said...

Wow--some of your photos look a lot like parts of Oregon. Love the early spring bulbs...cute kids:)
Blessings,
Aimee

Hayley said...

some of those pictures -_-

Camille said...

Happy (belated) Easter to you all...and, happy Spring!! I love seeing everything come to life at this time of year. SO happy for your that all your snow is gone. What a wonderful blessing to have your own raspberry vines!! Ooohhh...I *love* raspberries. Hugs! Camille

Jboo said...

Hi Jill -- thanks for visiting me and commenting! You have a beautiful family! Loving the spring weather here too in Nebraska! Hope you have a great weekend!

Beloved's Redheaded Bride said...

Super Sweet Easter Dinner Pitures. - Carmen