Sunday, March 28, 2010


When Curtis was home on spring break a few weeks ago, Scott came in one morning and asked me to go get a picture of Curtis and Mark. I asked why, he said they were reading the Bible together. What mom can resist that, so I went. Here they are, a bit camera shy, sharing their morning quiet time. Isn't it such a blessing to have older children give of themselves to help disciple and train their younger siblings? I am so blessed! (Thank you Curtis, Caity and Marissa, you all give and keep giving in so many ways!)

Spring comes late, at least to my way of thinking, in our neck of the woods. However it appears to finally be here. Of course spring here always includes "unexpected" snows mixed in with beautiful warm days (sometimes on the same day). Over the past weeks Chris has been giving our orchard a much needed prune. Today I slipped out and gathered a few of the prunings in hopes that I can "force" them indoors. My container has pear, cherry, and apple. There are also peach, apricot, and plum out there and I may go get some of them as well.

Several weeks ago I was at Wal-Mart looking for blooming house plants (a wasted effort) but came across tulip, daffodil, and hyacinth bulbs planted to bloom soon. Here are the first of my blooms.


Trisha said...

What a precious moment captured on camera! So glad you have that memory, Linda. Your blooms look lovely....with your green thumb I know there will be nothing but success. :)

Meghan said...

I love the picture of Curtis and Mark. What a huge blessing for Mark to have a big brother that takes the time to sit down with him. It's so special to see wisdom being passed on to the younger ones.

I couldn't agree more Aunt Linda! Spring is so beautiful, and finally warm! (I'm sure Rissie is excited about that aspect)

Much Love!