*Precious Moments, Snap!

Precious Moments {take 3}

Lowell was recently gone for about 6 weeks for work. We all held up pretty well until about the 4.5 week.

We managed to do a lot of adventuring, though, and Lowell’s mom and sister, Domonique, with her 2 adorable kids, came out to visit the last 2+ weeks he was gone and it was such a relief and joy to have them here! The kids and I really enjoyed getting to know Domonique’s kids. They are private so unfortunately I can’t share pics of their totally adorable selves here, but trust me: THEY’RE SO CUTE!

Following is a handful of pictures of pictures from a few of the outings we did while in town.

At The Stockyards eating an early dinner
At The Stockyards eating an early dinner
Earlier in the day at the Stockyards, all the cousins were waiting for the cattle drive to come by
Earlier in the day at the Stockyards, all the cousins were waiting for the cattle drive to come by
she so coo!
she so coo!

Here is a shot of the boys playing on a warm afternoon in what originally was a raised garden bed. The kids have taken it over and have so much fun in it! Countless hours are spent digging, driving trucks and/or tractors, and lunging competitions across it’s length and width.

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Watching them out there reminded me of my childhood and spending hours with my brothers doing similar things in dirt in our backyard and at the park we frequented. Such fun memories!

When Lowell got home, he was able to mow and edge our yard. Spring has sprung and with all the rain that has accompanied the beautiful changes, we were in desperate need of a trim. While he was mowing, he found 3 or 4 grass snakes. They’re basically a really long worm. But the kids totally thought they were the coolest things ever and carried them around for hours.

with their little friend, Deitrich
with their little friend, Deitrich

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Finally, the following were taken on Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday morning before Mass. Karolina was not willing to participate in the sisters picture. So sad.

Easter Egg Dying
Easter Egg Dying

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I just dug up some some pictures from early March when we went to a dark park we have up the road. The kids just love it there! We usually will buy a cheap loaf of bread from Wal-Mart to feed the ducks and then the kids run back and forth between the pond where the ducks hang out and the massive playground they have across the path.

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At the back end of the park they have pools and water slides. I found out that I can sign my kids up for swimming lessons there, so hopefully there are still spots available to get the older ones in. They have the general idea of swimming, but could really use some formal instruction.

Hope all is well with you and your’s and I hope you have a wonderful week!

they're just too cute to not slip one more in ;)
they’re just too cute to not slip one more in ;)

 

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