Saturday, April 30, 2011

Good-bye April.....

It's been a very cool and rainy week here. Chloe was very anxious to get our garden started, so we got some seeds and started them indoors.

Within a few days in the front window they looked like this!Finally this weekend the rain broke and we had some much needed sun! We went for a walk in the woods to celebrate the end of the wonderful month of April.

We saw lots of new growth and some nests. Can't wait for all the blooms of May!!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Easter morning the kids were up bright and early and it was gorgeous and sunny for the first time since I've been home. We were off to take Bodhi for a walk and see what was blooming in the neighborhood.
We found the perfect picture spot!

Then we headed over to my parents for the big Easter egg hunt!
The kids ran through the woods in their backyard while my mom and I looked for new flowers blooming.

Quite a haul!

Chloe always loves the chocolate bunny best!
We then went for a stroll through one of our favorite wildflower gardens in Minneapolis.
After a nice meal we headed to the park to fly kites.
It was a lovely day. So nice to have the sun shining again.

Hope you had a memorable Easter!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Back from the east....

Just came back from a trip to the east coast with these fabulous ladies; Michelle, Cassondra and our gracious host Hope. What a fun time we had! We started out with a fabulous birthday brunch for Hope with some of her local artsy gal pals.

The trees in Baltimore were brilliantly in bloom.
Such a treat for this Minnesota girl since it's still snowing at home!The next day we headed to Washington DC and first stopped at the Eastern Market on Capitol Hill.
We all got cute matching bags made out of sari's.
The surrounding neighborhoods were just gorgeous.
We spent some time on the Mall taking in the views and watching all the kites flying in the perfectly blue sky.

The tulips were at their peak.
Sunset at the Washington Monument with the capital behind us was brilliant!The next day we headed to Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Then we were back to Baltimore at Hope's house and had a marathon art journaling session. Such a treat with these creative ladies! I had such a great time with my peeps.

Miss them already.