April 2012

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This was a picture I took on the way to Bismarck, North Dakota last weekend.  I’m sorting pictures and will post soon about our trip.  It was wonderful.  Whenever we see the sky like this I can count on one or both of the kids exclaiming, “Look!  It’s heaven mama!”  Just like my mom taught

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We had a really great Easter weekend.  From that weekend on it has been a whirlwind of activity so I am just now getting around to getting pictures off the camera while catching up with so many things.  More to come on that later. The kids and I colored eggs a few days before Easter.

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This time of year usually kicks off our science lessons which really consist of a whole lot of nature study each day, whenever opportunities present themselves.  Bird watching, hiking, mushroom hunting, and identifying new things we come across are always on our spring agenda.  This past couple of weeks alone we have found several new

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We haven’t been as crafty this spring as we normally are.  With the beautiful weather we’ve had the kids prefer to be outside playing and exploring for hours on end instead.  To me, that’s even more important than any craft.  Here are a few things we have done though to keep our focus on the

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Sometime last fall the kids spotted this interesting thing on the branch of a bush as we were leaving church.  Never short of curiosity, they convinced me that we had to take it home and see what it was.  Unfortunately, after bringing it home we got distracted, sat it in the “nature window” and never

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I am still amazed and brought to tears by ultrasound pictures.  Hearing that little heartbeat and seeing our new baby moving and shaking in there is just awesome.  It was especially fun to see the kids’ reaction to how much it has changed since our first one.  Being able to make out those little arms