Sunday, April 19, 2015

Mushroom Hunting

With this beautiful weather, we've been able to spend TONS of time outside. Our weather is so crazy...snow one day, 65 degrees the next. But this weekend was ALL sunshine and warm! No snow in sight, thank goodness. We are working A LOT on our chicken coop, and we've made lots of progress. We also got to have our first real backyard campfire this year! Yay!

John took 2 of the boys mushroom hunting today while Bryton and I spent the afternoon together around town. The mushroom hunt was VERY successful...we had enough for dinner tonight, plus another night in the fridge, and we have a couple of dehydrator trays full! 

To add to the success, all 3 boys (who are self-proclaimed mushroom haters!) ATE and LIKED the morels! All 3 of them ate one to taste them, and then voluntarily ate a few more. Amazing. (But I have to say, they are SO yummy I can't blame them!)

Bryton and I had fun going out to lunch, going to the bookstore, and shopping for a kayak (research phase only...but B is REALLY hoping for one!).

We ended the day with homemade huckleberry ice cream, thanks to our huckleberry stash in the freezer!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Snow and Spring

2 days ago, it snowed. Again. Today: 65 and sunny. Welcome to N. Idaho!

Some pics from today...

My sweet littlest boy paused from riding his bike to pick a flower. He said "I love girls, and sometimes I give them flowers!" He bikes over to me, gave me the flower, and said "Pretty girl, I love you!"

And then he got tired (after spending the afternoon at the park with friends, and riding bike) and cuddled up on my lap. As much as he could anyway!

Evening bike ride! So excited that these days are back!

Interval training!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Throwback Thursday

I found this picture this morning of Preston & his cousin Jackson. So CUTE! These boys are still adorable, but much bigger 9 years later!


Monday, April 6, 2015

I knew it!

Spring isn't here. It's still winter. :(

It started out as just a dusting, but quickly moved to this:
Argh. Thankfully it is in the process of melting!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!

Dressed up for church! Notice the suits had to be handed down to the next boy in line...and we had to scrounge up an outfit for Preston. These boys just don't stop growing!

Easter egg hunt before bed (because I'm a slacker and it took that long for me to get up the motivation to stuff and hide the eggs!)

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Spring Break

I can't believe Spring break is already almost over! We started with a pre-break visit from the cousins, and then took a quick trip to OR. It was just a quick weekend trip, so it seemed incredibly short, and it seemed like we spent as much time in the car as we did down there. But that's life, for now anyway!

We have spent the rest of the week keeping busy with friends, trying out Taekwondo (all 3 boys took their first class and loved it!), celebrating John's birthday (34!), bike riding, rock climbing, playing at the park, and the list goes on. No wonder it seems like it's been going so quickly!
The boys had lots of fun catching frogs on the farm. This is Kermit.

Not the greatest picture, but here is Preston at his first Taekwondo class.

Teaching their friends Taekwondo at the park

Monday, March 30, 2015

More Than Gold

We had parent-teacher conferences last week (all 3 boys had awesome conferences!), and B's teacher gave me this:
It says: "My God is worth more than gold because He made all of us. He is the one person who made the world."