Monday, March 21, 2011

{Happy Spring!}

so, as of last night, it is officially Spring, and this makes me very happy.
in honor of my favorite season,
i thought i'd share a guest post i recently wrote for the lovely Olivia of For Me.

after a seemingly endless, brutally cold Michigan winter
(this one has been especially unkind),
it is the most glorious thing to once again feel the warm sun on my face,
and to watch new life spring up around me.. to see green again.
it is a beautiful reminder to me of the new life we have in Christ,
and how he is constantly re-creating us.

there are so many things about spring that i am pumped about.
i thought i'd share a few of the front-runners.

{1} flowers!
they make me ridiculously happy. most especially cherry blossoms and peonies.

{2} farmers' market.
fresh fruit + fresh veggies + fresh bread + fresh pasta + fresh flowers...
within walking distance from our house = pure bliss.


{3} flats. 
because i am so. sick. of wearing winter boots. and socks. 

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{4} lemon bars.
creamy meyer lemon crumb bars to be exact.

{5} long walks & bike rides.
especially at the park with my hubby & our cockapoo magglio.


{6} celebrating me and hubby's 3rd wedding anniversary! memorial day weekend. don't have plans yet, but i'm hoping to travel somewhere new.

what are you looking forward to most this spring??


mandiegirl said...

those lemon bars sound delish! recipe?

Olivia said...

yaya such happy colors :)

Loves tea... said...

So ya know those pictures I took of peonies on our honeymoon?? I'm finally framing them and going to hang them this week! SO excited, and love those pics.

Lauren said...

these pictures all make me soooo happy! HAPPY SPRING TO YOU! :)

sarah said...

i love the flowers! so excited for warm weather! :) happy spring!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

everything in these images are perfect in describing spring!!

leigh said...

Gorgeous! I even love spring thunderstorms like we had last night!!
<3 leigh

Laura said...

All those things make me super happy! Happy early anniversary! We are celebrating 2 years this July.

Kayla said...

Love all the pictures. I am looking forward to fresh flowers and farmers markets so much. Happy Early Anniversary.

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Dancing Branflake said...

Wonderful post! So thoughtful and beautiful. Happy Anniversary! I got to see my nephew be blessed. It was wonderful.

Bethany said...

We got married on Memorial Day weekend, too! This year will mark 9 years for us, so hard to believe - time flies when you are having fun, just like they say!

Lori said...

Beautiful post! All these images are so beautiful! Love the cherry blossoms and peonies! The lemon bars look so yummy too! :-)

Amanda said...

can't wait for spring either. i want to do bike rides to the farmer's market, and pick up some fresh flowers. :)