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5Ks, Zoo Days, and Farmin’ Away

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We’ve really been enjoying this beautiful weather that we’ve been having! We try to spend as much time outside as a family as we can, soaking up some good ole sunshine and fresh air! I’ll admit, as much as I love winter, it has been difficult being cooped up as much as we have been with the harsh winter we just had.

This year, we decided to till up a spot in our yard for a garden. Last year, we planted a raised bed, but it was very small. We’re hoping to be able to plant a variety of vegetables (and maybe some fruits, too!) in our larger garden. We’ve just about got everything finished to start planting, however, a couple of days of heavy rain has put our gardening on hold for now.

A couple of weekends ago, we took a trip to Alexandria with some friends. Lance and his friend, Gabe, ran a 5K. They both did great! Lance placed 3rd in his age bracket and won a nice Camelback water bottle. After they finished the race, our families went to the zoo together. It was a lot of fun. Elijah enjoyed looking at the different animals and telling us the sounds they make. Most of them were “dogs”, but hey, he’s learning! He had a blast being able to run free, too! Asher man went to sleep fairly early on in the trip. Too much excitement for him, I guess!

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Here are a few pictures from around our home. We have three very loving animals: Rose, our cat; Sebastian, our chihuahua; and Kaddie, our lab. They make life more fun and interesting around our place!

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Our baby boy, Asher, is growing quickly! He loves to be outside. I can’t wait until he’s old enough to start walking around the yard with his brother.IMG_6041    IMG_6260

Our Elijah LOVES, LOVES, LOVES to be outside. He literally wakes up every morning and brings me his “choos” to put on so we can go outside. Then, he’ll go find some of my shoes and bring them to me! He could play outside all day! I hope he always has that same enthusiasm for being outdoors as he gets older!IMG_6262