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A Great Weekend and Our Visitors!

Justin & Morgan

This is the best we can get for a “posed” picture these days!

The girls on a wagon ride!

We had a great weekend and started off by having a couple friends over Friday night for a cookout. Friday I reported the horror of seeing a child with blood dripping from her face and Friday night we saw it again. This time it was Morgan. She got her shirt wet and went to her room to get a clean one. Apparently she pulled out the drawers to her dresser and climbed up. It’s a tall chest of drawers and weighs about 200 lbs… well, you guessed it, it fell over on her. By the grace of God it landed on her bed and didn’t completely squash her underneath. By the screaming you would have thought it had. Her face took the worst of it and her back had a big scratch and bruise. We are now anchoring all our dressers to the walls and I do believe that if anyone decides to climb one…. it won’t be her!

Saturday morning we met Justin at the farm for a little “exploring” and we had a great time. The weather was perfect and gets me so excited for Spring! We walked down to the creek, checked out the pond and the girls enjoyed exploring in the wagon. It was a great time and it was so refreshing to spend the entire morning outside.
Now for our visitors… if you don’t know me well, I will share with you one of my favorite things since my childhood… birdwatching. It sounds very “grandmotherly” but I can’t help it! Thankfully my husband equally enjoys watching! This morning from my bed I listened closely to all the birds outside my window. It energized me to get up and see “who” was here. I knew it was something big by the sound of it! I was so enthralled when I saw who it was. I sat at the family room windows and watched and watched and watched. First, I saw the robins. My mother-in-law always warns when the robins come watch out for their purple poop. In fact she says she needs an umbrella to walk out of her house! 🙂 Anyway, the robins were here in full force. They are beautiful birds, not the most graceful but they are fun to watch as they plummet their beaks into the ground dig for any signs of life they can scrounge up!
Next I saw one of my most favorite birds, Cedar Waxwings! These birds are amazing, beautiful, graceful, and only come through once a year. They love berries and the only berries that I am aware of in our yard are the little blue berries on our Cedar trees. I thoroughly enjoyed both of my morning visitors and they unfortunately didn’t stick around when I let Eufaby out. Nonetheless, I was thrilled to have a little time with them this morning!

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  • erika
    January 14, 2008 at 8:27 am

    i love morgan and paige so much i could cry! they are so cute in their red wagon! loved to hear of your bird sightings… only noise in my yard this morning was me screaming “NELLIE, PAISLEY, COME ON! TREAT!”.

  • lindsay
    January 14, 2008 at 10:52 am

    Hey E- that’s what MY yard sounds like most days too! Rocco COME HERE!

    Darby I’m so glad you’re back and I’m glad Morgan is ok too!

  • The Martin Family
    January 14, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    That would be a pretty scary mommy moment! I’m glad she’s okay. I probably should get Joseph to anchor Ford’s dresser to the wall…y’all may have prevented lots of injuries!

  • Ashley
    January 14, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    You are a stinkin’ comedian calling my baby a fat face!! I was cracking up!! You ol’ lady watching your birds!! I’m glad you married Justin. I know he enjoys it equally as much!! You’re so funny, D! You’ll have to go back to my blog to see where I posted the menu for you! Wish you had been in the picture, so we could see how the pregnancy is going! Do you have a tummy??

  • Jennie-Marie
    January 14, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Ok I love that you still do some bird watching, if you had not had the “gay”ble guy come I would be a little worried. Glad Morgan is OK I know that was scary! I hope you energy pics up more and more. xoxo

  • BKaminski
    January 17, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Darby! The pictures are too cute. Hope all is well and as you can guess I now have a BLOG! glad morgan want seriously hurt!