Friday, April 11, 2014

for the love of spring

above is the incredible swap gift that maiko received! we were all so impressed with the handy work of this young man... welding a bike chain into a snake... what a creative idea!! he also included a picture he drew of his home, and wrote a note. maiko hung the picture and note by his bed and swears he will keep the snake forever. thank you so much luke tyler and family! (oops, luke is the one we are sending a package too... we received this package from tyler and family)

below is the finished kitty bag. layla also made a beaded bracelet to go with it. we mailed it earlier in the week. maiko's is almost finished. we are late. i am going to comment on his mom's blog and let her know that we are running behind but that it will go out monday!

finding these monkeys with eggs in their laps brought a smile to my face... i know it was my little monkey loving ollie that placed them this way.

our remodel is coming along quite quickly... the sheet rock is up now... and the mudding started today. it should be ready for painting early next week.

my bee and me had a mother daughter day and finally went in to the (somewhat new) local craft shop. oh. my. goodness. it is fabulous. we each got a couple of treats there. layla chose stickers, and i got some gorgeous stencils and that adorable minty blue-green pom pom hem stuff. won't it look great with that drapey polka dot fabric. actually, the photos really don't do the combo justice. i keep thinking maybe a cute scarf...

riding weather... these four have been enjoying some time for adventuring together in the forest on the trails they blazed.

while i stay home with this little lady and enjoy some peace, quiet, and sunshine.

i've been trying to capture some of the beauty around here lately...

everything is glowing with green... and there are flowers blooming everywhere. tiny little white daisies all over in the grass, apple blossoms, tulips, blue bells, lilacs... and the way the birds are singing little songs of happiness all day everyday. you can't help but feel the joy and buzz of spring when it's all around you like this. and right now... the lilacs next to my front porch are blooming... it won't last that long... but every time i walk up to my front door... i can smell their sweet fragrance... sigh... love this farm.


  1. Such a beautiful post and such a beautiful family!
    Hope you're having a great weekend on your farm.

  2. Tyler was so excited to see his welded bike chain snake and picture on the computer. He was even more thrilled when he saw his new friend on a dirt bike. Tyler has been riding for 3 years.

  3. tracey- thank you so much :) we had a wonderful weekend... it was so beautiful!

    "tyler's mom"- :) i am so glad! maiko just loves the snake so much.. he is so impressed! and tyler rides dirt bikes too! maiko's dad also welds... along with some other metal work. too bad they don't live close enough to ride together... so many things in common already :) also... i just read through my post and realized i put lukes name instead of tylers!!! oh my goodness! too many names floating around here lately... luke is the one we are sending a package too. i will correct it immediately!

  4. your land...that is what I have always wanted.
    you just can't really find that so much in Southern Cal. And I'm happy with what I have, too. But....
    those images bring a bit of pasture envy. XO

  5. cory- i can imagine it's hard to come by there, maybe someday you will find yourself in oregon :)


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