26 March 2012

a delicious start.

come spring break and Reasonable Residents of Coldish Lands tend to make a mass exodus to florida. we seven owenses, however, are still tooling around these parts.

the bad news is forty-three degrees with nary a beach in sight. the good news is we have the entire midwest to ourselves.

we've a week of low-key togetherness up our sleeves, inaugurated with a trip to the local frozen yogurt shop, where we loaded up on flavors like red velvet cupcake and tahitian vanilla. (i'm a purist and stick to chocolate + pecans every time, but in honor of spring break, i let my festive streak loose with the sprinkles.)

also in store: a trip to the bakery, a living-room camp out, s'mores and roasted hot dogs. library stops and pudding pie and maybe a hike or two. i've a bunch of work and orders to complete as well, but i'm clearing out spaces to just enjoy my kiddos.

thankful today for:
214. new friends and the fine game of euchre
215. cherry trees raining petals
216. lasagna soup
217. solid family, both the close-bys and the far-aways
218. peppermint york creamer
219. a timely reminder to wield my words (and tone) with care
220. pillows
221. little (and mediumish) boys who always need a haircut
222. fat magnolias lining our streets
223. colored sprinkles


KS said...

York Peppermint Creamer! YES!! Hitting my second trimester and that drove me to the grocery store today in an effort to re-establish a morning (half-caff) coffee routine. Sadly, my stomach didn't agree, but it sounded SO GOOD!!

amy luella said...

good morning, owens! that start does sound and look delicious! happy, happy spring break to you all!

kendal said...

lasagna soup? YUM!

grey rose (they/them) said...

oh, so happy! enjoy your week of sweet mischief!
and good for you, cutting loose with sprinkles. i like it. we had trick spring last week. and i fell for it. hard. reality is back, a decent 27 degrees. the 40 mph wind may just blow us over your way! :)

hugs. praying for all the owenses:)

Farmgirl Paints said...

Enjoy the sprinkles and hot dogs and solitude. I can not wait for our spring break. It involves desert heat and swaying palm trees!

Unknown said...

I am always taken aback by your photos !!

Enjoy all the moments of your break.

and I just may make some lasagna soup...

Jorth said...

Forgive my Aussie ignorance, but what is creamer, let along York Peppermint flavour? Whatever it is, I think I want some!

happygirl said...

LOVE sprinkles. This looks fun. You have such a great eye for beauty.

Katarina said...

Mmmmmmmmm, so yummy and love that retro feeling:)Happy spring my dear and have a wonderful Vacay:)

Wendi said...

Your picturs are fantastic. Ice cream with sprinkles!!! I came here because I just read your story on Show Hope and thought, I know her! I had to read your blog again to be sure. Blessings to you and your family.

Jennifer A. Corbin said...

Thank you for visiting my blog Nic, I got such a surprise when I had a comment from someone who is not a. my mother or b. someone I know who I forced to read my blog! Glad you liked the doll. Hope you and your lovely family are well.

Jodi@ underthegeorgiasun.com said...

we have the same taste in Fro-yo! I tend to stick w/ the chocolate and pecans as well. It's hard to beat it. :o)

Sorry I've been MIA, but I plan to return soon. :o)

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love those days and weeks when I can just schedule in time to enjoy the kids and nothing else, it's the best :)

Mommy Emily said...

you have been on my heart so much these days friend... i miss you... how are you??