Saturday, March 22, 2008

Rare desert beauty, eggs and Grandma's

Living here in the desert is really boring. There's rarely any other color besides brown or tan, unless it's grass or trees that YOU have to plant yourself and then pay an arm-and-a-leg to keep alive. There is a few short weeks, maybe a month's time, where the desert is actually pretty. It is now at the dawn of Spring. There used to be a lot of vacant fields where you would find this, pictured below, more often; but the desert is growing and filling up so fast that even this is a rare sight anymore--at least here in the heart of our town anyway. I took this snapshot on the way to Grandma's house this afternoon.

Before we went to Grandma's, Haley, Aubrey and Sammy colored eggs. Shay was napping which made it a nice, quiet, and not-so-messy occasion. Shay will have plenty of egg-coloring years, I'm not worried about him missing this one. (As a matter of fact, I planned it that way.) Actually all four of the kids and me are getting over a flu bug, so I wanted to keep things quiet this afternoon.
Here's a pic of Grandma and the kids after the Great Egg Hunt. It was such a hot day today. I hope we're all feeling better tomorrow. It's supposed to be in the 80's and I'm looking forward to us spending a lot of the day outside.


Heidi said...

I know what you mean about the desert. We live in one too! It is beautiful in its own way.

Cute pictures of the kids coloring easter eggs!

Kelly said...

I loooove these pictures Carla. The egg dying pictures are beautiful! And goodness does Haley look so much like her Grandma!!!! HAPPY EASTER!

Ruthanne said...

the picture of the desert is beautiful. LOVE the picture of Gramma with the kids.