Monday, April 04, 2016

Spring Break 2016 day 1 & 2


Spring Break means RANCH.
Last Friday, we packed up the Nielsonmobile and drove the nearly
 9 hours with our good friends, the Binghams from Provo to the ranch
here in New Mexico to spend the next week together.
 
The perk of coming to the ranch in the Spring is that the snakes are too 
cold to be out and about, so I am not nervous about walking around.  
But come May, all of that will change.
It's gorgeous here though, the golden grass, blue blue sky, and cows!
Saturday and Sunday were spent watching the General Conference.
Of course I made our traditional Dutch Babies for breakfast.
We rigged up a wonderful little spot in the ranch house where we
could watch the conference.  We spent the next 10 hours listening to wonderful 
counsel from our prophet and leaders of the church.
SO much goodness and wisdom, my heart was deeply touched. 
 
In between sessions, we walked to down to check on 
Mr. Nielson's herd of heifers.  
They are adorable...so is Mr. Nielson.
The Little Nies starting naming each of them.
 I was trying to remember the names they choose because they were
so funny, but could only could remember "Sparkles".  
 (Lottie and Ada BFF's)

Can't wait to enjoy the next few days here in the
wide open spaces!
(Great Pic Aim)
 
 Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings.
Nicholas has been sick the entire trip.  He feels good for about 1 hour, 
then retreats back inside for his PJ's and Legos. It's been heartbreaking.
I hope he feels better tomorrow.

PS...April 3rd was Lotties birthday, but we decided
to keep it quiet and celebrate her turning four when
we return from the ranch.
I can't believe my baby is growing up!


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