monday ~

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend!

Ours was spent with family ~ catching up with each other :)

On Saturday, my niece and her husband were over to the farm (Mom's) and the great nieces and nephews were having a grand old time.  Cheryl's Grandlove Syminda was playing her viola for us.

Then she broke into some fiddle music and the other nieces and nephews jumped right in doing some dancing.  It was so cute to see the little cousins making their own fun... and talk about some talented little people!!

I just love moments like this :)
and the memories they were making.

We were also serenaded by a song that Mini and Summer made up that Mini accompanied with on the guitar ~ that she's only been playing for 2 weeks.  I wish I had a photo to share of it ... or the video.  It was AWESOME!! That girl has a natural talent when it comes to singing and playing ... as do almost all the kids in our family.  They are a bundle of talent ... each and every one of them in their own way.


The birds are beckoning to the spring ... singing their praises too.

I watched three different woodpeckers ... chirping in different trees.

Finally ... two paired off ... and flew off together :)  twitterpatted

On the trail cam ...

I also got a pic of the crow ... trying to be so regal looking ...
Until the eagles flew in to show him what regal really looks like :)

It's a beautiful day in the north woods ... the snow from Friday has melted away ... I need to get outside and soak in some vitamin D!

Until next time ...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.


  1. oh, that bald eagle (or two) really steal the show!!!

    sounds like the family had a great time. i love to see young folks with musical talent. :)

  2. Oh how neat, Mel... I know how much fun it is to be with family ---and with such talented folks also!!!!!! Too bad you didn't get a video.

    Cute birds ---especially those Eagles. Talk about AWESOME!!!!

  3. Looks like a fun time was had by all. Great shots of the birds especially the Eagles.

  4. I hope you got up there and danced with the kids. What fun!

  5. What a wonderful Easter weekend. Such wonderful memories for the days and years to come.

  6. LOL, we posted nearly the same sure was a great weekend. I love our get-togethers!
    The Eagles are so cool.

  7. Mel, thanks for sharing my Grand-loves. They sure put a lump in my throat ~ who'd a thought our grandkids would be so talented. We had a great time with all the visiting and love flowing.
    'love & hugs from afar'

  8. Your pictures are great. Quite a flock of little ones. Are they not the greatest Joy.