Irrigation is one of our favorite things about Mellor Ranch and probably the single biggest thing we’ll miss about Lehi. A few Sundays ago we got to soak it all in with the first irrigation day of the season. It was a warm spring day and we spent the afternoon out in the field watching the water come in. At this point, I’m not sure who is more fascinated by the process – Prissy, Charlotte, or John? Prissy chases the stream and looks for gophers that are drowning. Charlotte pulls her weight by telling daddy where to put the pipe and helps carry the shovel until she gets distracted by a dandelion to pick. John gets his country living fix while talking about the “flow of the stream” with our country neighbors, and how the hay crop is looking this year. I get to watch the whole process and feel a sense of pride as we work together as a family. Long live country days on the ranch.
The first few months of the year seemed to be a little extra long in 2014 and we were so happy to sneak away to Cabo, Mexico for a little spring break. We love it because it’s a quick three hour direct flight from Salt Lake City and, with Charlotte, this makes all the difference. We celebrated a few things – John finished a very busy month at work, Charlotte had just turned two and was recovering from her third ear infection in a row, and I made it to the fifth month of pregnancy. Woo hoo! Mexico seems to make everything better. We mostly played in the pool, ate a lot of guacamole, had early bed times with Charlotte, and got through a whole season of Homeland. I tried staying behind the camera as much as possible while trying to capture eight amazing days of solid family time. We came away feeling refreshed, recharged, and ready for spring in Utah!