To be able to send the kids and the puppy outside to run and play without having to bundle them up in mittens and scarves and boots first.
To open the windows and enjoy the fresh air.
It's been exciting to glimpse the first shoots of tulips and irises pushing their way through the soil and to welcome the robin redbreast once again.
This winter seemed so long and so cold, but spring-like days have come, and spring is rapidly approaching.
There hasn't been time to pull out the camera and capture some springtime pictures, but I just couldn't bear to look at my adorable kids in their snowsuits for one more day! So I pulled out this favorite from our trip to the Biltmore Estate last June. It's amazing how much the kids have grown, and I hope to have a more recent picture soon. Maybe I'll have a chance to take a few this weekend, but until then, I'll enjoy this glimpse back at last summer as I look forward to this spring. I hope you like it too!
For lo the winter has ended,
The time for the singing of birds has come!