Sunday, May 27, 2012

Here I am!!!

It has been a bit, but I think of you all often! 
May be a bit long-ish post, but I'll try to bring you up to date.

I, along with dear daughter, son-in-law and my friend Shelley
ran the inagural 'Running of the Elk' in our hometown of Elk Grove, CA.
This was my 3rd half marathon of the season...

 Baby girl turned 5 months!
She is just the light of our lives...

 With Spring's arrival came the return of our dove family!!
This is Momma dove's second year visiting, last year she had six hatches...
Each hatch produced two babes!
These two are her first of this season!!

 Another month passed...  Baby Girl turned 6 months!!
She is riding a rocking horse made by my parents for her Momma
when she was a baby!!!
So happy I held on to it and got these shots...

 This shot makes me SO happy!
Momma dove returned... We thought she would not ~
After the previous shot of her new babes something
snatched them from the nest :-(
We have secured a safer planter for her and added shades
to hide her & her babies from predators!!!

 A little photo shoot at a local ranch
afforded me these gorgeous shots of a wheat field.

Hope you are enjoying your Spring/Summer...  Summer vacation has begun for kids already!!


Tracy said...

Glad to "see" you! Awe on Mama Bird....and Baby Girl is getting so big!!!

Jenn said...

I so need to just make myself do a half marathon. I get so nervous thinking about it!! I have a great opportunity for a beautiful one here in North Carolina. Sigh. We shall see.

Missy prissy is sooooo cute!!! I love the rocking horse picture. I am sentimental like that though. I have lots of Hannah's stuff stored away in the attic for future use. Beautiful picture with a great memory :)

And you know I am THRILLED momma dove is back. I just showed the kiddos the pictures and they are so happy too. So sad about the snatching but just think how fortunate it is that they like your care so much to return when you provided a new place for them. Woo too!!

Beautiful wheat field picture. Love the perspective of it. The sky was just perfect!

Oh...and...GLAD you are back here even if it is just a post...or two or three :)

Kristal said...

So glad to hear from you! Your grand baby is so cute!!! Congrats on the run!

Nicolasa @ {My}Perspective said...

Look at you! 3rd half marathon of the season! You go girl! Run some for me! :-)
Sweet grandbaby!

Angie Vik said...

I feel kind of sluggish when I read about your running adventures. How fun that you can run with your family. Your granddaughter is adorable. She gets cuter all the time.