Monday, April 05, 2010

Kellie's Song

There is a poem about spring that completely describes how I feel on this first day of our spring break (for us, anyway):

Pippa's Song

The year's at the spring,
and the day's at the morn;
Mornings at seven;
The hillside's dew-pearled;
The lark's on the the wing;
The snail's on the thorn:
God is heaven -
All's right with the world!
~Robert Browning

Spring has always made me happy. Just like in second grade - only with marginally better spelling skills and the ability to download photos.

Everyday something new is coming to life. I always forget how many different shades of green there are...Its wonderful...and also, Zyrtec and Claritin are wonderful too. 

We had a great Easter weekend, the perfect combination of active rest and Sabbath rest.

The Mister and I stained the outside deck...just in time. The spring sprinkling of pine pollen had just started to fall from the trees Saturday morning. Today it looks as if someone had taken a flour sieve and dusted everything with yellow powder.

I worked in the garden The Mister Built: 

We had a camp fire and roasted Peeps. In general, I am not a Peeps fan. Unless we happen to be in the desert. When we lived there I would open them and let them sit a couple weeks until they were dried out and crunchy. I guess you could say I enjoy Peeps crunchy or cooked but not "raw".

We took pictures with our very own Easter bunny.

I must admit, I love that bunny.

Look at her wash her face. (I don't even have to remind her to do so.)

She loves to be with her people. She even gives bunny kisses...if you put your face close up to yours, she'll lick you!

But when I saw her reclining with the kids as they played a game on the deck....well, it just made me smile.

Today I am getting for a road trip. 

The kids and I are headed to Virginia to spend a couple days with family. As an added bonus I get to meet (in-real-life!) Lindsey of Bytes of Memory and Jolanthe of No Ordinary Moments and their families for lunch tomorrow.  I can't wait! 

My sabbatical last week was so refreshing. Sometimes a girl just has to set aside even good things and rest awhile. But now I am ready to go!

Happy First week of April!


Anonymous said...

aww the bunny is so sweet! Deck looks great! I am glad you guys had a good weekend! Can't wait to meet you either tomorrow!

stephanie j. said...

Is bunny a Lop? OH, she's DARLING! Happy day after Easter :)

Speaking of Peeps, I'm having a I-ate-too-many-dried-out-from-the-desert heat-Peeps hangover.

Becca @ My Crazy Good Life said...

Welcome back!

And I agree... the bunny is adorable!

Gretchen said...

If that bunny ever goes missing, I fear you'll know right away whom to blame. love.her.

So glad you had a great active and sabbath rest. I like how you put that. Your garden is going to be fab. Enjoy your road trip. xxxooo

Tracey said...

Look at those sweet children and that adorable bunny! What a fun post! Thanks for the nice break from my lesson plans...have a wonderful visit!

Anonymous said...

This is really funny because sweet girl ---your peeps are in the cupboard,wrapper off just waiting!
Love, Mom

Amy said...

I've never roasted peeps! Sounds yummy! I love the pics of your children with the bunny!! So adorable!

Carpool Queen said...

Shhh...don't tell the bunny you roast Easter-related things. She might run away to my house.

Anonymous said...

I've never tried roasted Peeps. Or dry, crusty ones either for that matter.

I'm wishing we'd gotten a bunny instead of a puppy. Sigh.

The Buntens said...

I must have a bunny like that!!! She is soooo cute. I had a bunny once and he hid from me all the time. :(