The sun is out, the temperatures are up and we are thinking Spring!
We spent most of the weekend outside enjoying the weather. This time of year reminds me of why I love our yard so much. It is just the right size to provide lots of fun play space. And grilling...oh, how I missed grilling. And using our screened-in porch for more than just storage. And standing in the backyard talking to neighbors. I'm just so happy to see the light at the end of the winter tunnel.
It's still early, but I'm already thinking about what flowers to buy and how pretty everything will look in a few weeks when everything starts blooming and everything seems to come alive again.
My brain is also full of Spring projects. There's Spring cleaning, of course. Soon it will be time to throw open the windows and air out the house while we declutter all of the mess that has piled up during those slow winter months when we lack the energy to really organize anything. This year, we are going to be pricing flooring in hopes of replacing much of our carpet. I really, really hope we can pull that off this year because there are days when I feel like we are swimming in filth with all these kids running around, dropping stuff and grinding it into the carpet.
Spring-ish weather has me thinking about Easter, and while we still have a good bit of Lent left, I can't help but think ahead to this wonderful liturgical season of Easter. The Holy Week triduum is my favorite liturgy of the year, and I love the entire season of Easter. So happy! So joyful! So Spring!
The sun has made me so happy that I just want to give you something. A giveaway! I have a set of resurrection eggs for one lucky commenter. They are a great Easter tradition for kids and tell the story of Easter in a tangible sort of way. I'll announce the winner in next week's post (Monday, 3/15), so get your comments in before then.