:~The first day of Spring....

...is finally here, and it seems as though all of our snow have left with it's arrival.
The weather has warmed up, the sun was shining today, and there were even birds singing this morning!

Joseph working...
In The Kitchen...

Bread rising.

Celeisa helping.

Homemade pretzels...

Homemade yogurt.

Just-made birthday cheesecake.

Kombucha brewing...

A drawing Aimaija made for Mama.

Celeisa with her bunny and kitty.

A cold, snowy day walk.

Julia getting the mail.

Her new hair-cut.

The last of the snow (we hope!).

Sleds ready to put away 'till next year.

"Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.

What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun?

One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.

The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose.

The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.

All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.

All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us."

::Ecclesiastes 1::


Sunday Visit

A couple weeks ago we went to visit some dear friends.

And got to see some sweet little new arrivals, twins!

Mama's Art.

Chris and Matt.

Great-grandma holding great-grandson.

The happy mama.

I get a turn holding them.

The sweet little big sister, Hannah.

and brother, Davy.

My sweet little sis.
And, one last thing.
Katy, is having a giveaway, for this lovely dress.
So, if anyone is interested, be sure to head on over to her blog, The Country Blossom and join in the fun!


  1. Like ever so happy to read you!!!
    A reader from France (living in the french alps who we haven't snow this winter).
    Many blessings

  2. Beautiful post, Rosie. I enjoyed it completely! I, too, hope the snow is gone until winter shows up again! :) I have been so thankful for the beautiful days lately, although today looks like it will be rainy for us.

    Thank you, also, for posting about the giveaway on your blog! :) I hope you have a lovely Monday!


  3. Sooooo good to hear from you! Spring is here as well, the peeper frogs have been singing at the pond across the road. Looks like your days are full of fun! Can't wait until August! Much love to everyone! Raquel xoxoxoxoxoxoxXOxoxoxoXO

  4. Your pictures! I just love them! :)

  5. Oh Rosie, we long for spring here in Toronto. One day the temperature is hopeful, then the next it dips way back down. I did see several snowdrops peeking through the snow!
    I really like seeing all the children and babes in your photos.

  6. love everything. Pictures are art, telling stories. Been looking forward to a post from you forever! I love your blog ever so much! Julias haircut is really cute on her. Dont be a stranger too long next time:)
    Blessings, christina

  7. Spring is very welcome here too! We have been having rain lately, but since we were so tired of snow it is a welcome thing...

    Love your photos - have a lovely day.

  8. Beautiful pictures as always Rosie!
    I really love the photo of you --- with your boots----very spring-like. :-)
    I also really like Julia's new haircut--does she?
    It's been a very long time since I've had a sled ride---I've lived in a hot, humid climate for 31 years now---I forget what it's like to play in the snow. ;-)

  9. Such an artful blog. I love how it starts with the goodies from the kitchen and ends with the smiles of sweet little faces.

    The preface of Joseph relaxing by the wood stove sets the mood for what follows, with the juxtaposition of the computer against the stacked wood representing the old-fashioned lifestyle in a modern setting of a blog (well that was my interpretation anyway).

    Oh, and I'm amazed that someone else in the world brews kombucha and cultures yogurt. It would be fun to trade recipes someday.

  10. Dearest Rosie,
    Beautiful post! so glad to see what y'all have been up to...
    the "snowy day walk" pictures were delightful, I felt like I was right there along with y'all! I love your boots as well :)
    Greetings from our home to yours,


  11. I enjoyed reading your post as always. Lovely pictures, thanks for sharing a bit of your life.

  12. Love the pictures.

    Post the cheesecake recipe please! I am still trying to decide what I wish for a birthday sweet.



  13. Is your homemade yogurt Keifer?


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