Random Life: Spring and Sunshine!

We’re very blessed here in Kansas! I’m thankful for the Lord’s abundant mercies and His provision.

I’m going to let the pictures mostly tell the story with a little explanation below each.

Happy Monday!


Our Resurrection Sunday group!

Benji loves Ellie, and Ellie loves the children too. She likes to keep tabs on leftover food raining down from the highchairs! Here she’s enjoying some scraps.

Anna and Mary were blessed with an opportunity to do face painting and balloons for a church event. Here Mary did a volunteer’s face before everything began!

Yes, we had temperatures in the teens! Dad and Mom love working together on projects, so on free dump day, they took scrap wood to the dump.

Shopping the after Easter sales for Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes.

Sorry I forgot to put an Arnold + Ellie picture in last random post.

This cat seriously gets himself into the most unique places. Don’t worry. I made sure he could climb out, and he did.

Beautiful sunny, cool days!

And of course, the little nieces adore Ellie.

Yep! I mentioned we had snow three Sundays in a row, and this is proof.

Nathan and Melanie took a weekend away to go to our local homeschool conference. My sisters delight in watching the kiddos, so it was a perfect combo.

Daddy time so Mommy could concentrate on the conference.

Guess who they saw?!!! Christopher and Anna Marie (who went for a morning) and Melanie’s sister.

Back at home, the aunts’ creativity reigns here. Flashlight find n’ seek for the kids’ snack.

Some Ellie training.

A marching band through our basement. Yep! Ear protection was almost needed. Quite the enthusiastic bunch!

Enjoying baby goats!

Fellowship with an out-of-state friend.

Special aunt + niece time at my fave coffee shop.

Christopher’s family celebrating Anna Marie’s birthday.

Nathan and his kiddos out for a treat.

Jesse doing yard work.

Dinner at Joseph and Elissa’s.

Jesse and Kyle

This cute dog of mine! πŸ™‚

A kids’ song about the walls of Jericho going on right here.

Tina is a little pro at dog training. She even has Arnold watching!

Nathan’s awesome to include his kids on work projects.

Sewing project with some company!

One of my top favorite snacks at the moment: vanilla yogurt topped with granola and fun chocolate pieces.

Nathan and Anna took a run the other day (Mary and I were unfortunately busy), and look what greeted them at the end. So perfect.


You can tell how our temperatures really jumped from cool to warm (notice Ellie’s tongue). We’re soaking in the amazing sunshine!

And now, these delightful evenings to enjoy family parties outside.

Calia showing Anna her plants which she helped Mommy (Elissa) to start.

Benji is like a cuddly teddy bear. Very, very cute.

Sooooooo, I’d love to hear what your favorite thing about spring is?!

“And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith
virtue; and to virtue knowledge”
(2 Peter 1:5)


32 thoughts on “Random Life: Spring and Sunshine!”

  1. My favorite thing about spring is the baby animals, and the peepers at night. πŸ™‚

  2. I love the pictures of the dog and cat together! The little nieces and nephews are adorable. I know you guys are glad to have them all live close by so you can see them often.

  3. Thanks for the random life post. Always enjoy them. Nice to see Joseph and Elissa (+ Calia&Kyle) as we don’t see them often on your blog. Is Elissa using cloth diapers? How is Kyle doing?

    My favorite thing about spring is that with spring everything bursts into life, sunshine comes and makes my heart feel warm, bright colors everywhere you look…Spring is a beautiful reminder of what Jesus did for us.

  4. Favorite thing about spring is seeing all the new and fresh growth! Flowers, grass, leaves on the trees, all of it!

    Sarah, I wanted to recommend a yoghurt to you if you haven’t tried it yet. It’s called Oui, it’s a French yoghurt that comes in a petite glass jar. Delicious!! My favorite is the Vanilla. Just wanted to pass that on πŸ™‚

    1. Love your favorite list! πŸ™‚ I have marveled lately at how everything just burst out into green! Oooohhhhh. That yogurt sounds amazing. I haven’t seen it before. What store carries it?

      1. Sarah,

        I believe most grocery stores carry the yoghurt. I buy it at my local Target sometimes too. It’s got the most amazing creamy texture, it’s all I buy now for yoghurt. Hope you enjoy!

  5. What a delightful post! So fun to see all the littles growing up. The enthusiastic marching band looks like a fantastic group of young professionals! Snuggling baby goats IS so much fun! My favorite signs of spring is hearing the birds singing so cheerfully during the day and the frogs’ croaking and crickets buzzing every night! The different flowers brightly blooming and trees budding are two more of my favorites! “The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come…” (Song of Solomon 2:12) Love in Christ, CEF

  6. Thanks for the recent photos! One of my favorite things about spring is to see the people come out of hibernation. They are taking their daily walks, working in their gardens and generally have a fresh zeal to their step.

  7. Oh wow!! I think this is your best random life post YET!!! So many precious photos. <3 Hmmm… I would have to say my favorite thing about spring is the warmer weather. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  8. These picture posts always put a smile on my face! πŸ™‚ So sweet and encouraging to see your family. Spring always reminds me that we are new creations in Christ, and that we can trust His promise to make all things new.

  9. As always, I so enjoyed your random life pictures! The kids are so cute and it’s fun to get a peek at what all you guys have been up to. I just love the Ellie and Arnold pic! They’ve become the stars of the blog!

  10. My favorite thing about spring is the warm weather. (Well… eventual warm weather!) I love being able to run outside without bundling up, and I love when the sun comes up earlier so I can run early in the morning (I live in a rural area and don’t like to be out alone in the dark). Also: I will never tire of seeing photos of your sweet puppy and kitty πŸ™‚

  11. Ditto to all the other comments but I LOVE warm weather, feeling the warmth of the sunshine on my skin, and FLIP FLOPS!!!! Could those baby goats be any cuter!!!?? That Arnold is so funny!! Cats are always up to something!! All the kids are precious, as usual!! πŸ™‚ I love to see Ellie too!! She is just beautiful!! She makes me smile! Thanks for the post! Enjoyed it!

  12. My fave things about spring are the wild flowers, sunshine and cool air that make the best combination for beautiful weather, and SPRING BREAK!!! (Now I’m counting down for summer break)! Thanks for the post – so fun to read! πŸ™‚

  13. That looks like pound cake, whipped cream and strawberries – one of our favs too!

    I love all the freshness that spring brings – the fresh fruits, the fresh flowers and smells, and the spring smiles from everyone!

    1. Yes, you’re right on the guess. I agree on loving those aspects of spring! I’m amazed at how many people are outside enjoying the fresh air! πŸ™‚

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