As life has it, I'm a little behind on posting my monthly update, but hey oh here we go. :)
I always think of March as "the brown month" as even though it seems like a "springy" month, here in the North East, it's still winter. No signs of green at all except for our shirts on St. Patrick's Day.
I also want to apologize for the photos as I took mostly all of them with my iPhone instead of using my good camera. I have been a little unmotivated to do any photography this past winter so I've been finding my phone much more convenient. :)
The cows have seemed quite happy with the lack of snow we've had. They are so cute as they skip around with each other. My uncle has a few separate pens that only the little ones can fit through and often times I see many of the calves all snuggled together taking their naps.
The bulls reside in a separate pasture anxiously awaiting the time when they rejoin the herd for breeding season.
The robins have migrated back and are everywhere! I love going outside now and hearing so many different birds again. Quite a few stay here for the winter, but it's nice to see the other ones come back.
My sister and I celebrated our birthday this month and we ended up having a wonderful day getting massages, having brunch and then meeting some friends out for dinner at this really cool place that has a ton of different specialty beers and cider. My husband and I NEVER go out (our own fault!) and it's so nice to sit in a restaurant, drink some booze and talk to adults. I had the best time!!
These were my tester flights...all delicious!
The following day was my actual birthday, so I made everyone go on a quick hike to our favorite waterfalls. Unfortunately it was very icy and Pumpkin Pie and Hubby had a pretty scary fall so we decided not to risk going too much closer to the falls.
So we went home and watched Star Wars. The original one. :)
This winter, I've tried to make a commitment to read one novel a month. I used to read constantly! I always had a book going and one lined up as soon as I finished, but I've gotten so out of it these past few years. I think once I got an iPad and discovered blogs, they took over my normal "for-fun" reading.
This book I had gotten a couple of Christmas's ago, and I have always been a Brady fan so picked it up and read it pretty quickly. I was shocked by how honest she was about the struggles she had to overcome! Maureen McCormick had a very difficult life after her stint on The Brady Bunch and I thought it was a good, easy read, that at times I couldn't put down. I really enjoyed it, even though it sort of distorted my image of Marcia Brady. I love behind-the-scenes things anyway though, so it was bittersweet. :)
Another craft I've gotten into this winter is cross-stitch! I used to do these all the time when I was younger so when I came across some cute photos on Instagram of some Care Bear cross-stitch, I knew I had to get some of these pattern books. When I googled it on eBay I found some others that I couldn't resist!
Here is the first one I did, which is Twink from Rainbow Brite. This is Pumpkin Pie's favorite sprite so he will hang in the girls room. :) I had forgotten how relaxing and therapeutic cross-stitch was!
Another guilty please I indulged in while I was cross-stitching in the evening was watching Season One of Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman. My brother got me the DVD set for Christmas and I used to LOVE this show. I loved the fact that it was set in the 1840s, had a western feel and is so wholesome. This is just what my brain needs right now at the end of the day, lol. Now that I am a nurse, I can understand and appreciate the medical aspect of Jane Seymour's character as well!
Plus, I am just as much in love with Sully as I was when I was 14 so that also makes it fun (swoon)!
Here's the 2nd cross-stitch project I started and finished.
I'm a month behind.
I also received this gorgeous paint by numbers kit for my birthday which I hope to get into soon!
By mid-March, it was still pretty brown out, but things were starting to grow!
In mid-March, I did my first "mail day" video if you are interested in seeing some doll/toy related treats I got for myself for my birthday!
Easter was a lovely day and the girls had such a great time coloring eggs. They were absolutely thrilled to get candy and it was one of the simplest Easter baskets they've every gotten, yet they were completely delighted just the same. :) SCORE.
It's always so fun to dress up little girls in their Easter dresses (at least it is for me!)
Feeling the warmth of the sun is priceless!
On our Easter Sunday walk, we came across this perfect "mud heart". Ever since my Dad passed away in 2012, I have associated "hearts in nature" to be a sign that he is close-by. :)
On that note, things are starting to perk up and come to life around here! I hope I have more flowers and blossoms to show you in my next monthly post.
Thanks for sharing in some of our family's adventures this past month. Love to you all.
xo Farrah :)