Friday, July 17, 2015

Catching Up Part 3: spring moments and fresh food

This is PART 3 of a three part blog series.  See here for PART 1 and here for PART 2.

Wholesome meals, fresh flowers, and new sunshine 
for these springtime days...

Dutch puffed pancake is just as delicious as it is beautiful!
I served it with fresh homemade lemon curd.

Spring veggie stir fry
Just take all your veggies in your produce drawer and mix them up.

Leek butternut squash hash with feta and farro.
This was Ahhhmazing

God's bounty is so beautiful!

Skillet Lasagna from Keepers Cookbook
Keepers is one of my top favorite cookbooks!

Another Keeper's recipe: 
Chicken Milano with citrus fennel salad.

Whole Wheat Pita pizzas with garlic, spinach, and mushrooms

These are the moments I want to hold for always.  
Homework, projects, housework, and dinner prep.  
Calm and buzz all at once.  


The boys planted these lil grass guys from kits they received in their Easter baskets.

Spring blossoms lit up

Dakotah's creative way 
to keep bugs away while doing yard work.

Early morning tea

Minutes to freeze

Purple blooms in our backyard
 that shout to the world that the new spring sun has arrived!

And action moments!

We have gym moments in the spring, summer, winter, and fall.   Our second home is our gym.  Our entire family spends time there.  It refreshes our minds and builds our bodies and we like it that way.

weekend group workout

Gym happy

Chris in his usual post workout position
And one of our very best friends, Derek, doing his usual thing.

I win! #onetrickpony

My two

Chris at our spring powerlifting meet.


Stairs, stairs

Sometimes we workout at home...

Titus and I after an Insanity workout
-Hit the floor- 

Spring SOCCER!

Watching soccer under the new spring sunshine is a favorite.

He's my cutie

Springtime hikes in the beautiful's like opening a big present when the weather shines new and the earth wakes up enough for us to get outside and hike. 

Our family 5 and Kristen (one of my best friends) on a springtime hike

I help out at our boys' school with PE class.  

After a school PE run we all did together...
Sub 30 minute 5k...woohoo!

Titus and his classmate ran over 6 miles without stopping at the annual school walk-a-thon.

Cameron making sushi after the walk-a-thon!

Sweetest sushi chef

Our spring school play... 
Watching all of these little people perform on stage 
is one of my very favorite parts of parenting.  
Steals my heart every time.

Titus as CAPTAIN.

Spring Track Meet

Skating with the school kids to celebrate school being OVER.

The best man in our wedding and
  one of our childhood friends came to visit us!  
It was such a special reunion.  Tim has a forever spot in our hearts and lives.


As spring was closing and shortly before summer peeked around the corner, 
we grabbed a Saturday and headed down to Snook's Bottom, a local lake in our town 
for a picnic.  
It was even warm enough to swim!

And just like that, another spring is over and life quickly breezes on.  
We take a minute to snap our lives 
so these speedy moments in time will last forever.  
These everydays are the best days.  
We take a breath and leap for more.

This is PART 3 of a three part blog series.  See here for PART 1 and here for PART 2.

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Linda said...

Your photos are lovely, and the food looks delicious! :)

caveman said...

So much to say about this post. The first thing that I am taking and keeping forever is "God's bounty is so beautiful!". That statement says so much! The next thing that jumped out at me, was that picture of Cameron deadlifting 2.3 times his bodyweight. That kid is truly a specimen (see how I politely refrained from saying he's a badass?). Then I hit that picture of Titus playing soccer. Babe, he's looking so grown up! :-(

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