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A Sunday Walk to the River

Yesterday I shared with you one of my recent favorite photos. As I told you I had plenty of photos to share and here is the rest of the story from that day:

We decided, that since we had the day off – and since we had completely been slackers the day before – it was a really good idea to take a walk to one of our favorite spots by the river. Ferdinand (the dog) had never been down by the river bank, so it sounded like a fun idea to see if he liked the water (he SO did!).

the house
As we walked by the house I captured it against the blue sky and saw all the snow on the ground and remembered how the house had shaken as it fell down from the roof a few nights before. MT said it sounded like thunder.

the river
It was a nice little walk, filled with lots laughs as MT slid and fell (over and over again) on the icy road through the woods.

the fall down the only way is up the sliding on icy road the conversations
The walk was also filled with quite a few small conversations between the two of us about this and everything (the best kind of conversations if you ask me).

Ferdinand loved the river Jumping the rocks
Ferdinand was all over the place smelling smelling smelling. And when we came down to the river bank he was just scooting from side to side, dipping his pows down in the cold water and seeming absolutely happy (and a little bit crazy).

the boot MT and the river
MT threw a few sticks and rocks into the water (as usual) and I just enjoyed watching the river, the woods and my boys. Thankfully I brought my camera and snapped away as we walked. Cherish the little moments – that is what I want!!

the woods
Once back home MT gave Ferdinand a warm bath. Later there were comic book reading and recharging of batteries. We all felt so much happier now than before we went outside.

clean dog recharging A favorite Sunday. Thanks for watching.

The Simple Things | Happiness

Happiness | The Story

Saturday I snapped a few photos during a half an hour (or so) break outside. I tried to capture the feeling of the every day life’s blessings. I tried to capture the happiness of the small things. I loved how it felt playful at the same time as meaningful. I’ve been working on and off with these photos (and words about them) ever since. And now I’m ready to share them with you. (If you want to read a little bit about each of the photos you can head over to my Flickr steam or the Simple Things photo set, I also made a layout with the above photo and you can find it at Flickr as well: This Photo | The Story).

Happiness

Happiness | Attack

Happiness | Photo Play

Happiness | Play

Happiness | The Flower

Happiness | The Flower Photo Shoot

I really have so much to be grateful for in my life. I only have to remember to look for it + dare to play a little to catch it. It helps to slow down the pace a little as well.

Good luck hunting for happiness. I don’t thing we’ll ever have too much of that stuff, so be on the look out every day. I sure will.


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It’s my 3rd go @ the simple things, I love the idea of this.
I hope I can keep it a regular thing on Mondays.

Layouts to share | CT

I have two new digital scrapbooking pages to share. I made them with Raspberry Limeade a new kit by Sweet Tomato Designs. It’s brand new today and you can read more about it on her blog – or jump right over to Funky Playground Designs where she has one of her stores.

ME + Spring | April
Stitched frame by Anna Aspnes

I always love the moment when the spring really takes over for the winter. When the snow is melted away and new sprouts are coming from the trees. That’s the time when I bring my cup of coffee with me outside. Licking some sun after the long and cold winter. And this spring, the spring of 2011, have been amazingly warm and sunny, so much that the birch already are green and beautiful a week before May even starts. I will enjoy this and keep spending some of my hours outside. The rain will come again , the chilly weather will be back. But right now the sun is here, the spring is in the making and everything thing wakes up to new life again. Even I can feel it.

Right now our spring is rather cold and cloudy. We could use some rain – to be honest, but I would like for it to come now and not at the weekend. Please?! After that I’m ready for warm spring weather again.

Spring has Sprung

I tend to spend a lot of my days indoors, due to a couple of things (mostly): First my working hours tend to be in my office or somewhere else inhouse. Secondly when I get back home, there are plenty of tasks to take care of, like laundry and dishes that needs washing, dinner in the making. But when spring finally comes around I run outside to soaking it all in.

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Look for the Capture Your 365 blog hop tomorrow.

A Saturday @ The Farm

Last Saturday (April 16th) my kid and I + my brother and his family visited The Farm.

Cousins @ the farm

My mom cooked us dinner (lovely fish dinner) and we spent the most of the afternoon outside in the beautiful spring weather. MT and his two cousins had fun (most of the time) running around, playing ball and discover nature. They also helped me cut a few branches for our Easter service on Palm Sunday.

@ the farm

a branch of pine

Spring Green

Wood anemone

Wood anemone

My brother helped me with some light issues on my car and my SIL helped me make a wreath of thorns for our Easter service on Palm Sunday. In the evening there were coffee and cakes.

building a wreath

Crown of Torn

It was a really nice and relaxing day and I’m so glad we got to spend some hours together.

Fence Line

Fence Line

Fence Line
(all photos link to my Flickr account where each photo has a little bit of description to it if you want to read.)

Thank you for looking! Have a great Monday :)

We’re going swimming at a pool and MT is over the top excited (it’s part of his birthday gift from me). Glad to spend some more time with him before work and school starts up again tomorrow.

Don’t tell my mom..

…but I let my kid put his bare feet into the cold river water on Monday. It was just too warm a day to tell him no, even though we are in April still (bathing season here starts by the end of June, usually).

First Dipping of the season

Over a day later there is still no cough to hear, so I think it went nicely. Ahem, just so you know, mom.

spring time

Can you believe it?!  Winter is melting away :D

snow in hand

Spring has finally decided to come to our block of land.

hepatica in snow

I’m so happy and love taking photos of all the new life surrounding us. Especially the flowers popping up! Hehe, can you see it was MT picking these two beauties?! He’s picking only the head, nearly no stem ;)

hepatica

I think hepatica (or what do you call this?!) is one of my favorite flowers – along with it’s white colored cousin (I found some of those today, photos coming…).

hepatica

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