Thursday, March 19, 2015

{phfr} Spring Break

~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~

First Bluebonnet




We usually stay home spring break. We use it as a week to catch up on sleep, homework, cleaning, projects. A week to recharge for the last weeks and months of school left before summer.
All my chickies are home. It's nice when spring breaks are at the same time. 
We had some administrative stuff to take care of for Max's transcript to ensure he'll graduate in the spring. 
A community college freshman class (already completed)wanted a notarized transcript from our humble homeschool high school even though they had his university transcript on file. Silly box checkers had us driving around and getting things done Monday. Then the federal government had me driving around Tuesday. For a passport, we needed a birth certificate from the county of birth(state not good enough), but we didn't know this until a visit to another courthouse, we were told because she wasn't born in a hospital, we needed more proof.. Of life? More box checkers making me burn gas. Got that done too! 
Wednesday we relaxed together and enjoyed seeing the last of the dumpster! It had its own drama with it, with threats of having to empty it and more absurdities, then the boss came along and taught the driver how it's done. And it's gone. So happy to be able to see the meadow again.
I finally replaced my shattered phone, more driving and waiting. We have AT&T and I question keeping it every time. Lots of waiting involved. My patience paid off and I'm enjoying a phone without quirks. These pics are from phone. 

We have some plans for the rest of the week with many hands home to help.
General clean up, fence garden, fence and rebuild chicken coop. See where dog got of perimeter fence! Make a scrap metal run. Start rebuilding playscape in more of a treehouse design. 
Big plans, but when Craig is here with his boys, big things get accomplished.


  1. I love your photos!!!!!
    You babe on the swing?
    Hope you have a cozy weekend...
    We here in Pa are expecting one last bit of snow!!!

    1. Hi Billie Jo! It's hard to imagine snow where you are while we are already getting hot here. I hope you have a good weekend too!

  2. The first bluebonnet!!! That's a sure sign things are spring-ing up!!

  3. I think we're still a long way from seeing any flowers here in NH... sigh. :)
    I'm envious of your cute little chickies!! How fun! Your post is very hopeful!

  4. Great pictures! Missing you guys! We can't wait to see the improvements on the homestead!