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Spring Makes Me Happy (Wordless Wednesday)

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I've been in denial about it, but the last of my spring blossoms are fading away and the first of my summer roses are starting to bloom.  Spring is my favorite season, and I'm a little sad to see its glory fade a bit.  Here are some of my favorite photos of spring from this past month.











Spring means our hummingbird feeder, just outside our kitchen window, gets regular visitors again.










Every spring, we get a week or two of "snow" -- our lovely Siberian Elms shed so much it piles up everywhere and we end up pulling baby trees out of our flowerbeds all year long.  That part of spring I could do without.  It finally dies down for just a few weeks and then the cottonwoods start shedding . . . oh, the joys of living by the woods!



7 Quicktakes about Silly Graduations, Purple Puff Balls, and Joey's Television Debut

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Just a quick, chatty post today:

1. I have a love-hate relationship with May.  I've always said that it's May and December that are the craziest for large families, but really, May is worse.  Every activity the kid is involved in has one last concert, meet, party, field trip, graduation or some such thing.  In our family, if you add in the last week of April, we also celebrate three birthdays and our anniversary.  Plus the weeds start to grow, the lawn needs attention, and the summer schedule needs to be carefully planned.  But so many of the final hurrahs are so fun, like that time a few weeks ago when  I went along on Cami's field trip with Katie and Benji.







2.  So of course, given how busy May is, we decided that not only should we celebrate the three birthdays that are already in May, but hey, no big deal to add on two more birthday parties to celebrate the summer birthdays early!  It certainly did make the parties themselves a lot easier to manage -- no worrying about …

Mother's Day Photos ~ Wordless Wednesday

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A while back, I started telling the kids that all I want for Mother's Day is a nice photo of all of them together.  This year, the kids braved the rain to indulge their mother, then let me further torture them by asking for a photo of each of them with me.  Joey took most of those on our front porch for me.
I'm so blessed to be the mother of these great kids!


















Just for fun, here are a few other family photos taken in May or for Mother's Day in the past ten years.  Life moves SO fast.