18 May 2011

Lazy Day.

We're on round two of strep throat in our home (not to mention my ear infection).  Jude has had it twice and poor little guy has been miserable.  We decided we had enough of the indoors, especially since we're supposed to have tons of rain soon, so we headed outdoors Saturday.  We kept the germs contained to our own backyard and since we were confined to that vicinity we decided to make the best of it and get some much needed yard work done.  We put on shorts and tanks and headed out to find ourselves dashing inside for jeans and hoodies.  Brrrrrr.  What is wrong with this weather lately?

Anyways, we had a good day despite the circumstances.  As expected, it's pouring down rain today and doesn't look like it's going to stop this week so I guess that means it's time to get some much needed organizing done before school is out in two weeks.  I long for those lazy summer days with my babies.  Just a little while longer.

We planted 37 of these in our hard rocky Oklahoma dirt.

It was so easy to find simple beauty in our own backyard.  I just had to open my eyes to see it.

And then sit back and take it all in.

I'm not exactly sure what this tree is in our backyard.  I barely made a "B" in horticulture in college, but I love the little heart shapes leaves.

The blue skies that day reminded me of driving west through New Mexico and Arizona.  They were so vibrant and the clouds were so plump and perfect.

I shed these puppies, as well as my hoodie, after being outside for a while and shoveling that hard, rocky Oklahoma soil.  Then I got a sunburn.

Who am I kidding...EVERYTHING about this boy melts me.
and this boy too.

He works so hard for us and we appreciate everything he does.  He's a gem.

Thank goodness for him....

And this little girl?  Well, let me just tell you about her.  She's the best.  Sometimes I strive to be more like her.  She's my sweet sweet girl and I'm so glad to be her mama.

She loves her brother so much and I'm also thankful for that.

(photo by daddy)

Apparently, they were hunting buffalo and roasting it on an open fire.  Poor Mr. Buffalo.

The day would not have been complete without its own soundtrack.

Can't forget the pooch either...she's a big part of our familia.

So, there ya have.  It was a beautiful day.  We made our own fun, sick or not.  I'm so thankful for these guys and the pooch too.


Celeste Vaught said...

this is an awesome post sista! btw - it's a redbud - the one w/the heart-shaped leaves. Can't wait to see your accomplishments!

Sharstin said...

way to work through the yucky sickness--we have had it too! ps--i love your mad photog skills--so gorgeous~

The Vaught's said...

Thanks girls! Yeah, this sickness stuff has got to go. It's time for sunshine! Sharstin...thanks for all the comments!

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