Well, it appears that the wicked blog fairy got a hold of my blog over the last week. First it got rid of all my comments, then it got rid of my whole blog entirely. Then my fairy blog mother came to my rescue and after a few days of pure dumbness, all has been restored. All except the last post I wrote, that is. Too bad I didn’t save it somewhere. Oh well. I’m going to try to recreate it here. It was mostly a whole bunch of pictures taken over my blogging hiatus. Pictures of all the things that happen in March. Basically, my longest post ever. Ready? Here goes….
In March, sometimes the weather is so nice, we open all the windows and let the breeze blow the curtains like this:
And sometimes it snows in March. This month we actually had snow on two different days. Some of us were pretty happy about it.
Some of us were really REALLY happy about it.
And some of us could take it or leave it, really. I mean, just because there’s snow on the ground doesn’t mean it’s cold enough to wear a coat, after all.
In March, sometimes I walk into my back yard and find this gigantic nest in my bare peach tree:
I also start working really hard at creating tasty, healthy meals for our family.
And when it’s not snowing, sometimes we eat outside and have friends over to share those meals with us. Some of those friends have babies growing inside of them.
Sometimes friends come from out of town to visit us, like Jason Staniger.
Jason Staniger’s funny.
Daddy’s funny too.
Grace has a PTA program at school where she does a wonderful job playing this whatchamacallit.
Seth comes to watch Grace’s performance. He is always so supportive of all the girls’ activities. We can’t wait to be just as supportive of him in a couple years.
Mr. Fatty Fat Cheeks came too, but he slept through the whole thing.
And did you notice that lovely glow lighting up Seth and Uncle Chris’ faces in that picture up there? I noticed it when I took that picture so I walked over to the school cafeteria door to check out the sunset and this is what I saw through the window:
Speaking of sunsets, we do get some amazing ones in Texas in March. The other evening I went out to the lake to take some senior pictures and the sun looked quite dramatic through the thin, gray clouds as it started to set.
Then on my way home, driving back over the lake, this is my view out my front windshield. (Yes, I took this while driving, going 65mph on the freeway over Lake Ray Hubbard. Just held the camera up with my right hand while steering with my left hand, not looking through the lens to see what I was focusing on or checking to see what the shutter speed was set on or anything.) Sometimes the sunset is just wonderful enough to outdo any photography skills.
Grace gets her hair cut in March.
Some of us like to spend Spring Break dancing.
On a lovely spring day, we take a family picnic out to the park. After we eat, Grace and Sadie have quite the fierce (girly) game of soccer….
While Chris and Callie put the kite together….
And I do a wholelotta nuttin.
We also stumble across this rare find of natural beauty. Good thing they had it marked for us or we might have missed the stunning naturalness of it all. It kind of takes your breath away.
But boy, does that sun feel good on our faces.
And now that March is almost over, the peach tree in our back yard has pink flowers all over it, the basil in the glass of water on my kitchen counter has white flowers all over it, my voice is still hoarse and my fridge is still full with leftover lamb and chocolate from our midnight feast last Saturday night and Chris and I have been married sixteen years. Summer’s comin’. Happy March, everyone!