Saturday, April 2, 2011

Life in My World – Guess How I Know it is Spring?


Because . . . our friend Babbette came home from wintering in Arizona and she brought us a big sack of grapefruits and lemons.  Arizona lemons remind me of Grandma Lunt, Calvin’s grandma.  Calvin’s family comes from Arizona and his dad claimed his mother-in-law made the best lemon meringue pie, and so . . . 


with those fresh lemons I made Grandma Lunt’s lemon meringue pie.


Because . . . Calvin came home with a fresh back of chicks. 


Because . . . we finally had one nice day where I could open the kitchen window.

Deb and Donna

Because . . . the pass was open so Donna and her daughter, Nicole, and Anita could come over for a scrapbooking day.  Deb organized it and a bunch of us went to a local motel meeting room and scrapbooked the whole day.  They’ve done these scrapbook days before on both sides of the mountain, but it’s the first one I’ve been able to go to.  It won’t be the last. 


Because . . . it’s General Conference weekend and Cali and Ray came over to spend it with us.  In the evening when Calvin and Ray were gone to the Priesthood session of General Conference, Cali and I made Laurie’s Cherry Bread (except we also used berry filling).  It’s a great little tradition to have the hot bread ready when the men get home so we can sit at the table and they can teach us what they learned.  Except tonight we were a little slow getting the cherry bread out of the oven, so we sat at the table with quesadillas, chips, and salsa while we visited and ate the cherry/berry bread while we watched movies.       


Because . . . picnics are in season.  Today the missionaries were coming for supper.  That means we pick them up, drive them here, eat supper with them, and get them back to the church all within an hour.  It’s efficiency at its best if everything goes as planned (we live eight miles from the church).  Since the missionaries’ supper hour was during the General Priesthood session of conference and Ray and Calvin wouldn’t be here anyway, Cali and I fixed the missionaries a picnic and took supper to them.  We filled each basket with a ham and cheese sandwich, potato salad, sliced strawberries/bananas/grapes, carrots and celery sticks, oranges, peanut butter cookies, and a drink.  We put a tablecloth over a classroom table at the church and visited while they ate.  The hour whizzed by and we had a great time with them.  And because they are sister missionaries, they appreciated getting a new basket.

Ty and Ande picking Jay's raspberries a few years ago

Because . . . we got some new raspberry roots to plant.  Jay, our first home teacher (remember how I explained we’re kind of assigned friends in our church?), when we moved to Washington, has continued to look out for us long after he was no longer our assigned home teacher.  He called a couple of days ago and said he was planting new raspberries and wondered if we wanted some root stock.  Jay has the best raspberries, so yesterday Cali and I went and picked up the roots, carefully wrapped in wet burlap, from Jay.  We’ll plant them Monday. 


How do you know it’s Spring at your house?

10 comments:

Nikki said...

The sneezes increase. lol I love springtime. Even though where we live now there's not much change from other times of year, I have been programmed to spring-clean, restart stalled goals, make new things, etc.

Cassidy said...

Unfortunately Spring has already come and gone here. We know it's summer here because the misquitos are out and its way too humid.
I miss Washington springs.
I love the feel of being able to open the windows.

Marie said...

How do I know it is spring? Because the snowfalls are wetter and heavier. Dirk came in from shovelling yesterday just dripping with sweat from the work out he had. It is great for building snowmen with, and great for snowball fights.

I'm thinking we'll get one more read dumping of snow, and then spring might be here for real.

(Oh - and your lemon pie is making me drool!)

Deidra said...

How I know it's spring: Tulip shoots to check on in the front flower beds (good thing watched tulips still bloom). Warmer weather and warm nights. (Ick. I miss mountain air that cools off at night!) Getting the urge to get out in the garden, pull out the pruners and get to work! And apparently the return of pretty birds. A gorgeous cardinal preened itself this morning, perfectly framed through our kitchen window.

Oh, to not be in the eastern time zone. Chris got home from Priesthood at about 10:30, so no treats afterward for us!

Kelly said...

That is the prettiest lemon meringue pie I have ever seen!

Oh, and I know it's spring here because the orange blossoms are blooming, and they smell like heaven.

michelle said...

When we wake up on Sunday Conference morning to 6 inches of new snow!!

Katie said...

i finally let the kids out of the house...
jared works longer hours and we see lots of green tractors....
the chicks are at Big R....
the brown is turning to green...
when it reaches 50 degrees we feel like it is "hot"...

michelle said...

p.s. Eva just about died over the picture of the chick. SO cute.

Ryan and Haley Krumblis said...

Well, I knew how it WASN'T spring! We woke up to go to conference and Provo had a foot of snow! I couldn't believe it. But oh boy was conference good. I'm a little bias, but the Sunday afternoon session was the best!

Jill said...

I love your reasons for knowing it's spring!

I know because the weather is warm and wonderful one day and then snowing the next. I know because the daffodils are in bloom and the tulip leaves are getting tall. I know because the kids are restless and have a countdown for school to be out hanging on the fridge.