Bent Among the UnBent

filed under: Miscellaneous on April 9, 2010

You know you live in Minnesota when:

You have your air conditioning and your heat on in the same day.

And this happens in March.  And April.

That being said, the sky has been clearing and the sun shining and we have been out and about!

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I love this picture.  I was just determined to get them to pose in front of the crazy dead tree… they were determined to represent their personalities through the simplest of gestures.

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I love how these trees are totally bent in the midst of an unbent forest.

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I almost deleted this picture… but then I looked at it a little closer.  It sorta looks like I added texture to it… but it is just natures bokeh.  Love that!

Life is good here.

Blogging is good.

There are SO many fun and exciting things going on but I dont dare say less I jinx myself. 

But the next two months are going to be full of fun posts and maybe even a big giveaway and possibly an appearance or two.

What are you up to?

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  • ali says:

    Lovely pictures! Isn’t it great to be able to get back outside?!
    Looking forward to what you have in the works!

  • Erica Lea says:

    Yes, that’s definitely a Minnesota thing! I’m glad spring came a little earlier this year. ๐Ÿ˜€ Yes, lovely photos! What am I up to? Well, this evening we’re having our annual “hot dog roast”. Which reminds me – I need to go bake a cake.

  • janis says:

    Gotta love MN – this AM I had FROST on my windows and had the heat blaring as I drove – coming home from the park 7 hours later I had the air cranked high! ๐Ÿ™‚ lol
    Looking forward to hearing more – you have piqued my curiosity! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sonya says:

    That last picture is amazing! Great capture. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I love spring but it annoys me to have to use the heat and the ac in the same day! I don’t know why but it just gets on my nerves. BUT it is better than having to use the heat all the time!!!

  • Jessica says:

    Glad you are loving life! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Sounds like Pittsburgh – I had the heat and air on in my house AND car in the same day.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet says:

    Glad you are loving life! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Sounds like Pittsburgh – I had the heat and air on in my house AND car in the same day.

  • Karen says:

    I LOVE the pictures in which they show their personalities. Remembering Matthew’s first ‘portrait.’ He was sucking on his lower lip. Doesn’t look the greatest, but I picked it because he was ALWAYS sucking on his lip like that.
    It just seemed perfect to me. If not perfectly posed.

  • Karen@SurvivingMotherhood says:

    I LOVE the pictures in which they show their personalities. Remembering Matthew’s first ‘portrait.’ He was sucking on his lower lip. Doesn’t look the greatest, but I picked it because he was ALWAYS sucking on his lip like that.
    It just seemed perfect to me. If not perfectly posed.

  • Michelle says:

    Really? I thought it was just in AZ where we used both heater and A/C in the same day! Love the pictures! Personality ones are the best! Gary will often try to ‘pose’ with a frown on his face, his arms crossed and sunglasses on. But every so often, I can catch him when he’s just being himself and those end up being the best ones!
    Can’t wait to see what you’ve got ‘cookin’ ! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • The Lumberjack's Wife says:

    Wow! You blogging world is way so exciting! An appearance?! On what? And you know what you are blogging about in the future? ๐Ÿ™‚ I didn’t know what I was blogging about today until about 15 minutes ago! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Love the pictures!

  • 3rascalsmama says:

    Love the pic of your baby girl. ๐Ÿ™‚
    We’ve had crazy weather, here, too. Went to the beach on Wednesday, then had to turn the heat on a bit this morning because it was so chilly. I love that God had such a sense of humor!
    Looking forward to all the exciting things you have coming up!

  • mindy says:

    I do love the pictures! It sounds like you could be here, but you didn’t talk about snow, so I guess not! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • jenney says:

    Can’t wait to see what you have up your apron sleeve. Do aprons have sleeves? I mean, my kids’ aprons do, but do adult aprons?

  • carma says:

    A big giveaway?? I’m all ears. ๐Ÿ˜€ Not that I’m obsessed with entering giveaways….

  • gianna says:

    You also know that you live in MN when you put on your winter coat in October when it turns 40 degrees and put on shorts in March when it turns 40 degrees. You totally know what I’m talking about!
    Also, I love the pictures of your boys, but Audrey totally cracks me up! I love her wispy blond hair!

  • Bethany says:

    Yay for good days! I love this time of year. I refuse to turn on the heat or airconditioning though. ๐Ÿ™‚ My poor family lived three days with our house in the upper 70s and today it’s in the mid 60s. Brrr. I hate being cold.:)
    Your pictures are so beautiful. The one of the kids in front of the tree is priceless. You are blessed and a blessing, sweet lady. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Janet says:

    I’m taking my daughter to her chosen college for an open house tomorrow…watch out, those sweet babies will be grown up before you know it! Geez, I sound like a grandma, lol. Just saying, enjoy them, and it seems as though you do! I’m in Maryland and the weather here is crazy, too. I just walked my dog and nearly froze, yesterday I put it off because it was so hot…have a great weekend, looking fwd to hearing about what’s going on with you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kristin Smith says:

    I love how intent Audrey looks at getting that grass in her hands! ๐Ÿ™‚ Adorable!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!!
    Kristin

  • Dea says:

    Ohhh! Sounds like lots of fun posts are coming up!! Cant wait! I love reading anything you put and your pictures are wonderful, per usual!
    Hope everything contintues to go well for you!

  • Joy Ellis says:

    Love the pictures! You have beautiful kids! Great day today. Kids went to co-ops, we played at the park, went on a date with hubby tonight! I have some major cleaning to do before my in-laws come next Friday!! Other than that, I try not to plan too much ahead of time. Just trying to take it day by day!

  • Seraphim says:

    shhh I thought you weren’t telling anyone about my appearance! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Amanda it’s so exciting to see what you are up to. Though we live in very different places in the world we are both so excited about where life is taking us. I LOVE IT!!!! Have a wonderful weekend. xxx

  • He & Me + 3 says:

    What cool pictures. I love all the nature. That last picture is beautiful with the natural bokeh. Great capture. Can’t wait to hear about all that is happening with you. You have got it all going on:)

  • He & Me + 3 says:

    What cool pictures. I love all the nature. That last picture is beautiful with the natural bokeh. Great capture. Can’t wait to hear about all that is happening with you. You have got it all going on:)

  • Amy says:

    We Iowans know all about that air condition/heat thing in the same day. I get so frustrated trying to dress my children for the day, sometimes I just have to change their clothes over and over to adjust! Ridiculous, but that’s what we pay for living in the frozen tundra, right?
    Love the Audrey picture…she is too cute!

  • Cop Mama says:

    I love the pic of all three of your kiddos! Thank goodness for being able to be outside again.
    Sounds like you have some exciting things on the horizon! Keep us posted!