Since the explosion that is Microsoft Vista has hit our computer, I don't know how to do anything technical and have sorely missed blogging. Our sweet Jones turned one year on March 10 and as I watch him teeter around the living room right now I am reminded that he is such an amazing gift. What a change he has stirred up around here with his sweet boy nature. His newest love is eating dirt out of the pots on the porch...literally by the handful. We are having a simple spring around here. We have begun our gardening, the girls are growing Lupines and I have begun to baby some herbs in my kitchen. We planted lots of ranaculus yesterday and the reds and oranges are ministering to my spirit from the kitchen window. We also planted a beautiful willow tree yesterday and are enjoying the view of neighborhood birds perching so close to the house. The fresh and the new are energizing our little family today.