Spring Break!

I took an unplanned week off from the blog to enjoy spring break with my family, and now I’m back and ready to blab on about what I have been up to. I hope no one missed me too terribly or lost any sleep…ha! We had a great week, and spent some time outdoors soaking up the sun!

On Wednesday, we spent some time clearing a path to my favorite old swimming hole. Here’s a very favorite picture of mine, just a little ways downstream from where we were working.photo 1 (98) Madre’s farm, my homeplace, is a like a magical, restful paradise. I love spending time there, even if it means rolling up our sleeves and doing some much-needed repairs and clean-up. Here are some sneak peeks.

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Ain’t it grand?

Tigger had a birthday!! She’s 9 years old, guys. How does this happen? Anyway, do you remember these?photo 1 (7)

Well, those were made of fondant. They were, at one time, available for purchase on Etsy. As you may recall, I went with candy clay.

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So, here’s our version.photo 2 (94)

Some of them looked pretty good.

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Others looked a little afflicted.

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Boy, were they good! We shared them at church on Sunday at our pot-luck lunch after services. We celebrate holidays with food at church, and I can vouch for my church family as being some of the best cooks in the Deep South!

For the most part, it was a great spring break. I had a couple of days off from work, I got to watch my girls be girls, and I have a rested and rejuvenated attitude. I have a lot more to share, so please stay tuned!

Happy Monday!

Love, Martie X,O,X,O