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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Holy Week

taking a moment to find joy in the little things

We took our annual trip to the tulip farm this past week. If you are a regular reader here, or follow me on instagram, you've already seen several pictures from this outing. are a few more. At first I was disappointed at how sunny it was, but then I realized how beautiful the tulips looked with the sun shining through them. 

Over the weekend we went for a family hike and the forest was full of spring surprises. I love, love, love the wildflowers that grow here.

As a mom, I love to see my girls getting along and showing each other affection. I caught them holding hands and with their arms around each other on our hike. 

We combined exercise, memory work and language lessons this week! 
Say the first part of the definition of a sentence while doing "superman"....

flip and say the second part while doing "banana" (older girl needs to work on her form)

It's been a busy week - filled with extras because of the time of year. I've always known that saying "yes" to one thing ultimately means you are saying "no" to something else, but I've realized it in a new way this week. I've said "yes" to a lot more time to getting out the front door for walks and runs. I've made it a priority to get out and enjoy the beauty of spring while it's here...but my time for reading has almost disappeared. It looks like we have quite a bit of rain in the forecast again, though, so that will be beneficial to my pile of books waiting to be read. 


  1. Oh, I love the sun shining through the tulips! Very pretty!

  2. Oh yes, that sun through the tulips makes them even more magical. But to live close enough to a tulip farm, now that is heaven!

  3. I love the tulips! It's on my list to visit a tulip farm in the NW. Some day! The wild flowers are gorgeous. Your girls -- too cute! What fun! Happy Spring and Happy Easter!

  4. Oh my gosh I love the sunlight through the Tulips and would love to see this in real life.
    Your girls look so cute doing those exercises and that was such a sweet photo of them walking together.
    Loved all the wild flower photos too.

  5. Those tulips are so amazingly beautiful! They would make wonderful prints to send to your Compassion kids :)

  6. Thank you for stopping by my place today, Jill. I just love your photos. The ones of the tulips are gorgeous. My husband is the one who tends to the garden and with him currently deployed it may have a less color this summer but excited for the few tulips we have to bloom. The pictures of your girls...precious. I know it makes my heart skip a beat when my two boys enjoy each other's company. Easter blessings to you.

  7. Oh man I want to visit the tulip farm in Washington State. Is this one in Oregon? Man those pictures take me right back to Holland, so breath taking. your girls doing Superman while doing memory work... genius, I should have thought of that.

    1. Yes - this is in Oregon! If you ever come in spring, I'll take you there - and I'll take Elizabeth too because even though she lives here, she said she's never been to the tulip field.

  8. I love the tulips! The bulbs in my neighborhood are just starting to peek up. Hopefully we'll have pretty blooms soon! And the picture of your girls holding hands while hiking is adorable. I think it's one they'll treasure when they're a bit older and perhaps separated by a larger distance.

  9. What sweet pictures of your girls hiking. And I love the acrobatic home school lessons. Great way to get all that right brain left brain integration going!

    Your photos are gorgeous, as always! Isn't it fun to capture the way the light filters through the tulip leaves?