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wonderful 1st spring weekend

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thursday night we took the kids to dinner and belly dancing friday night we had my aunt over for homemade pizza friday and played some high stakes euchre check out the sweet breast cancer playing cards by bicycle.the 1st day of spring was so wonderful. we had beautiful weather here which was so excited especially since rain was predicted.my daughter and her friend were out most of the day playing harry potter making potions and casting spells.later they went to an egg hunt to celebrate the spring equinox, that is going to have its own post. i was trilled to...

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another beautiful day, new soup and homemade pretzels

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another beautiful day here. outdoor play in the sunshine...what could be better? handing off the tax return!!! something to celebrate. another new soup, i can't wait to have these last two soups in the height of the summer with all the wonderful fresh local green veggies. i am hoping to start eating in season beginning this summer. i've been reading barbara kingsolver's book animal, vegetable miracle again. i started it about 3 years ago when we moved i lost the book. i took the book on cd out of the library last month and i just love it, her family...

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sunlight and new soup for dinner

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how exciting to have sun tonight at dinner, i love daylight savings in the evening. even more exciting since our kitchen has southwestern exposure and lots of windows now! please forgive this photo, you will get the idea though. it looks like it might be sunny the next few days and incredibly i do believe that the regrading that was done when we did the addition may keep what is usually lake branch out of our back yard this spring. we may even get some more grass seed down this week. i found a few new soup recipes to try....

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spring is coming but what about the snow?

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we've been having much warmer weather the last 2 days but we still have all of this snow. it's actually been really nice because it is so pretty and it is melting off the streets and sidewalks so it's a little easier to travel and it's nice to play outside because it's not so bitter cold and virtually no wind.i won't be fooled to think that we are done with winter yet, we usually get at least one more storm in march, but w'e'll enjoy it for what it's. sweet pea is not taking any chances she's going to get...

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hunkered down

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we have been hunkered down since thursday night. lots of snow and no real reason to leave the house.yesterday morning we made maya's yummy popover's. we made them today too. i have a feeling there is going to be a request tomorrow too.helen decided that she didn't want maple syrup on her snow today. she thought that she would make chocolate ice cream instead. we spent most of the weekend reading harry potter and the half blood prince. we finished tonight. movie tomorrow. tonight as we finished harry potter my sweet girl and i worked on completing some beads that...

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