black and whites

the weather has been so beautiful the past few days it has just put us all in such cheery moods.

my post have been few a far between these last few weeks. the everyday events are taking up most of our time and that’s alright…

so here are some pictures of the pat few days, a little bit of everything

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Auntie April gave the kids some perfect sized canvas the other day… just the right size for little hands

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grandpa and grandma came over to rock out on the banjo over the weekend

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beautiful….

I’m trying hard to forget summer is just around the corner and just enjoy spring. the garden has been getting lush, i didn’t know what to expect and I’ve been keeping my expectations low. it’s a learning experience, but isn’t everything?

I’m back

I feel like I haven’t written in ages and it’s only been a few days… busy times I guess, everyone seems busy.

spring is springing… and I just want to be out side soaking up the sun with a glass of ice tea. Lucky as I am I’ve been doing just that… among other things.

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I got to spend the weekend in Colorado with great company…

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lots of laughter

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incredible scenery

many many many moments of sheer happiness

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and Delicious food. can i just take a minute and tell you about some of the amazing flavors my pallet was fortunate enough to enjoy…

Georgia Boy’s BBQ- best slaw and sweet potato pie ever

Washington oysters- it was my first time… yummo

brie with raspberry chutney – seriously i had no idea… amazing

squash ravioli with prosciutto, pine nuts and brown butter- from scratch Ms. Jessica

and finally…in case your not already salivating

beer battered deep fried crab stuffed avocado with a sweet mango/ pepper salsa!

redonkulous goodness!

so yea it was a great 3 days and a hundred thanks to the dad and my folks for watching, entertaining, feeding, bathing, and loving the kiddos while i was gone.

knowing with out a doubt everything was good at home enabled me to relax and savor every moment of my time away.

i brought a really REAL soldier helmet home  for RT. funny story i had it in my back pack and it turned up in neon colors on the security x-ray i thought it would so when the gal looked up i said “hi it’s mine”. she could have cared less that i had a 5 pound steel helmet in my bag it was the 4 oz jar of raspberry chutney that was confiscated!what?

back to the helmet, for the first time in our 5 and 1/2 years together the kid had nothing to add after receiving said gift. it met all of his qualifications: cool, real (as in not a toy) indestructible, belonged to a soldier, and he is the only one who has one. Perfect!

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