Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

Spring is in full bloom around here and we have been keeping busy enjoying all the season holds. Yesterday we took a trip to the Skagit Valley to enjoy the annual tulip festival held there. Today is Easter Sunday, and we've filled our days with family and Easter activities. An egg hunt, church, delicious brunch, and Easter dinner made it a wonderful Sunday of celebration.

It's a busy season parenting young kids, but the joy and enthusiasm that both Maya and Sam exude for whatever activity is before them blesses both Aaron and me and reminds us of what is important in life. We are truly blessed.

The four of us posing in front of one of the hundreds of tulip fields. Lovely!

Aaron and his kiddos. Just look at those long rows of yellow tulips.

Easter morning on the front porch.

My two adorable kiddos. I love those smiles.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spring is here!

It's been a busy few months around the Russell house, mostly as we go about our regular activities. Maya is loving kindergarten and can't wait for first grade when she can go to school ALL DAY. Sam loves playing with his cousin Parker on Friday mornings, and he has inherited his sister's verbal skills as well. (I'm pretty sure Maya got that trait from her parents!!)

Here are some pictures of our adventures, starting with a visit to see my grandma, who turns 92 in August. Life is full and rich for us!

"Gonna" and three of her grandchildren (all grown up!).

Sam and Parker in the wagon one Friday morning.

My sweet boy, almost 3 years old!

Walking in circles at the park.

Maya and my first run/bike ride together. I hope there's many more to come.

Aaron and I in the Bellagio resort in Las Vegas--Aaron went to a conference and I got to go along too!

The flower seeds I'm sowing in our back bedroom.