April 17, 2017

Easter and Spring Break Recap

Hello and Happy Monday! It's been a whirlwind of events around here but I am not complaining. This past winter felt incredibly long and s-l-o-w to me so I am glad to be surrounded by the flurry of activity that spring has brought our way. We spent a few days in the mountains last week while the kids were off for spring break. There was still some snow around but it was melting fast. Temperatures reached into the 80s while we were there. It was a pleasant reminder that summer is just around the corner.

As you can imagine, all of that sunshine led to rapidly melting snow. It was the height of mud season. The picture below is at the entrance to our family's property. We had to park there, put on our mud boots and walk trudge to the house.
Our friends were all posting pictures on Instagram of fabulous beach vacations and here we were in the mud. I had to laugh at the difference. I took a picture of my feet submerged in the mud. See, I told you those Hunter boots weren't just blog props. They definitely get put to good use!
Here's a picture of Dax basking in the spring sunshine on the melting snow.
Anytime we can be all together is a good time to me. We visited a nearby waterfall which was rushing with spring overflow. The sound was magnificent.
Our youngest son is obsessed with skateboarding so we always work in a couple of visits to skateparks wherever we go. We headed to Burlington, VT on a gorgeous spring day. 
We strolled down Church St, had lunch and stopped in a couple of shops, including this book store.
We parked by the library so of course I had to take a picture of that.
The skate park is right on the Lake Champlain waterfront overlooking the Adirondack Mts. We spent a couple of hours watching him there and everyone seemed to be so happy that spring had finally arrived.
Then we came home and had to wash away all of that mud in time to attend a wedding. We don't get dressed up like this very often so I had to take a picture to document it.
Then it was time to get ready for Easter. Which meant obligatory bunny ears for the pups. They happily cooperated...for a treat! Well, as usual, Dax was a bit happier than Keeper.
We spent the day at my brother's house on the lake. The weather was warm, the food was delicious and we had a great time. As usual, I took no pictures. Except this one, which sums it all up perfectly :)
Now I am off to get some mulch and plants for our back patio. We have been working on refreshing this space for spring and I will be sharing that soon.  I hope you had a wonderful and blessed Easter.


  1. Those doggies are always so cute. I had to chuckle at the mud pictures. It seems if y'all definitely had some serious snow this year. I think it is funny how different the pictures are from region to region across this great country. I posted a picture today of how our trees are dropping leaves. It looks like fall on the ground in my cul-de-sac. We are famous for the live oaks dripping with Spanish moss here, but most probably don't know that the leaves fall off in the spring.

  2. Ha - love the towel! Yes, it's time for the big meltdown up north. Glad you had a nice time with your family and how pretty is Burlington?!! I need to get up there one of these days. Your photos are beautiful as always - so nice to see pictures of you all - and those darling doggies. The bunny picture cracks me up because of the way Dax looks so enthusiastic. Love it. Enjoy your kids are finally back to school today!

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  3. What a lovely post, Courtney! It looks like a wonderful getaway, even with the mud. The photos are beautiful...your sweet pups in bunny ears made me smile!

  4. So cute your fur bunnies!!!! Glad you had a great Easter. Wow all that mud? Glad you had a great time all together. Those are the best times. Love that towel sooooo true!!!
    Happy New Week.

  5. It sounds like y'all had a wonderful time. I know it gets harder as our kiddos get older to have the family together and have that quality time so we treasure that time when it happens. You got some really pretty pictures as well.

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