4.10.2011

10 on 10 :: April 2011

Ten on Ten: 10 pictures on the 10th day of the month!
{Document a snapshot of your life & find beauty among the ordinary things in your day!}

Today was my last day of Spring Break. *sigh*
Our day started out rushed as both girls slept in until 8:30, but then we had to rush to get to church because I was helping in Claire's Sunday School classroom!
It was a beautiful April day....the hills are still as green as ever, but I know that as the weather warms up & summer approaches, they will start turning brown.
On our way home from church, Kate shows me the art that she made at Sunday School...God's got the whole world in His hands!
The girls having lunch in their new (to us) swing set that some family friends gave us! Kevin & I spent yesterday afternoon staining the wood...it looks as good as new and the girls are thrilled to have a "park" in their backyard!
While taking advantage of the beautiful weather & the girls keeping busy on the play structure, I got to plant some of my annuals. I love zinnias!
We headed to Fairyland for our neighbor's 3rd birthday party.
Kate's favorite part of Fairyland was the funny mirrors!
Kevin building my garden boxes! I can't wait to have a garden in our backyard. Can I get an Amen for home grown tomatoes & veggies!?!?
Our late lunch/early dinner....chicken burritos (I need to post this chicken burrito recipe mixture...so easy! You make it in the crock pot with cream cheese, black beans, corn & rotel. Yum!)
And, a bonus, Kate really wanted to take this picture of me & the necklace she made at Sunday School:
Hope you had a great 10th!
We are off to give the girls baths and have an early bedtime since Spring Break is over & our normal schedule resumes bright & early tomorrow morning!

Edited at 10:30 pm to add:
One of the *many* reasons I love participating in 10 on 10 is to look back on previous years to see what we were doing a year ago on the same day. Tonight, I looked back on April 10, 2010 and it was the day we moved out of our old house & we temporarily moved in with my parents because we hadn't found a new house to buy yet! What a difference a year makes!

27 comments:

  1. What a wonderful weekend! And arent freebies the biggest blessing ever? We too had a wooden swingset given to us when we moved here and its been one of the girls' favorite things(yet saved us sooo much $$$ not having to buy it!)
    xo,
    Sarah

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  2. Smart girl - that necklace shot is my favorite one of the bunch!

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  3. Such great photos! The giraffe one really made me smile. The cereal necklace one did too. So sweet!

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  4. awww....that froot loop necklace is the best! And, I'll take a cupcake too. :) Fun set.

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  5. i love zinnias too!!! wonderful photos.
    fairyland looks like somewhere i need to visit;)

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  6. My daughter's Spring break is over too and back to reality for us. Great snapshots into your day. Love that you got to plant some flowers...makes Spring so real :) I participated in this for the first time today and loved it.

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  7. These are some of my favorite posts of yours. I love zinnias. I started some from seeds this year--we'll see how they do. My father-in-law is supposed to come over tomorrow to till up a spot in my yard so I can start a garden. My goal this summer is to plant tomatoes, squash, and cantaloupe. Good luck with your garden! Have a great week!

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  8. I love the necklace. I can't wait to eat some tomatoes out of our garden.

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  9. Ah! I totally forgot it was the tenth!

    Looks like you had a great one! So sorry your Spring break is over. I know the sad feeling. Hope you have a great week!

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  10. Great photos and that dinner looked delicious!

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  11. Great pictures Mel. Love the blue sky...I can't remember the last time I saw a blue sky. SAD. Oh and now I want a cupcake.

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  12. Fun day! I seriously tried to do the 10-on-10 today. It has been marked on my calendar for MONTHS. It was a lot harder than I thought. :(

    Glad I have yours to enjoy though. :)

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  13. Sounds like a great Sunday! I hope the morning doesn't prove too trying tomorrow.

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  14. Hey friend! First time I participated in 10 on 10 - so fun! I love that I saw your name on the list! Looks like a great day at the Larson house. Yes, you do need to post that recipe! Yum! I love your necklace by the way!

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  15. Your girls are so cute ! ^^
    Thank you for visiting my blog ! :)

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  16. Looks like quite a day...and quite a tasty chicken burrito!

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  17. love the artwork, great pictures!

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  18. Thanks for stopping by my blog - the salsa was sooo yummy. Your blog is adorable as are your little girls. I miss those birthday party days. I love your 10 on 10th photos - I've seen that on a few other blogs and think I will start it next month - what a wonderful idea. Good luck with your garden - will be checking on your progress. Have a blessed week :)

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  19. Yeah for parks in the backyard. We put ours up over Spring Break and the kids practically live out there now!

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  20. Mmmm.I am anxiously awaiting that recipe!

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  21. i always love your 10 on 10s. and chicken burrito recipe looks delish! i can't wait for you to post the recipe!

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  22. Thank you for always inspiring me with your own ten on 10 :)

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  23. Wonderful that you can look back on last year! I love the necklace. I was caught in the library today wearing a wooden bead one that looked a lot like yours. Oh, and happy planting in your new boxes!

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  24. Totally forgot ten on ten this month.
    Fail.
    Impatiently waiting for the chicken burrito recipe.
    Hurry up, pretty please.

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  25. Love the necklace. Where can I get one? :) I can't wait to plant our garden this weekend. Yum!

    http://thepinckney5.blogspot.com/2011/04/10-on-10-april-2011.html

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  27. A great 10 as always.

    Although I'm sorry your spring break had to come to an end. I hope this week hasn't been too bad.

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