27 April 2009

Happy Monday

It's a gray, soon-to-be rainy Monday here in western Arkansas. I'm enjoying cozying up with the laptop and a good cup of coffee while listening to the kiddos watching Noggin.

We are here to attend the annual conference for the ministers' fellowship that we are a part of. We're looking forward to seeing old friends, meeting new friends and hearing some amazing speakers.

We came to Arkansas just a few days early and have been enjoying some wonderful family fun.
First, there was our visit to the farm. We had a picnic, checked out the animals, and picked more strawberries than we realized. I've already told you about the following jam-making session:)

Vince and I went on a belated anniversary date to one of our favorite restaurants~we've been going there since we first started dating. It was a nice, relaxing evening with just the two of us.

Last Friday the whole family headed to the local nature center. This is a new addition to the area, being built and opened since we lived here, but we've already been several times. It's so much fun!!

We've been exploring nature everywhere though, especially Nana and Papi's backyard, and finding the cutest little bugs. Fuzzy caterpillars and little slimy snails have been our favorite finds so far:)

So that's what I've been up to lately. I'm glad we've had lots of outdoor fun these past few days because with the conference coming up and lots of rain in the forcast we probably won't have a lot of chances to do that this week.

I'd love to hear how you are enjoying this beautiful Spring, too!


Michelle M. said...

It looks like you guys had a great weekend-- and snapped a fantastic family photo.

My plans for this hot spring day are to get my hubby to the dr and then take my kids. Fun stuff- haha :) Oh well.. at least we have many more beautiful days to enjoy.

Raggedy Girl said...

What a nice weekend but maybe without the creepy crawlies....smiles!

Have An Amazing Monday
from The Raggedy Girl-Roberta Anne

Kari said...

Mommy, Mommy! I found nature!

Betsy said...

So fun! I always thought snails were so neat! I think we are going to get your Monday rains tomorrow!

kristy mae said...

That restaurant is where hubby and I went for his junior prom! I am sad to say that we haven't been back in too long.
My mother-in-law picked too many strawberries this weekend so she brought us a bunch of them. yum!

Katie @ makingthishome.com said...

Stop and smell the chives! I especially love that moment that you caught on your outing.

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

My kids have always loved caterpillars, picking them up and holding them. I don't know that we've ever found snails though.

Glad you're having so much fun with your family!

KC said...

Glad you are having such a wonderful time with your family.. Family trips are the best.