March 20, 2012

Top 10 Reasons We Love Spring!

Finally, it's Spring. The last 6 months in the Pacific Northwest felt particularly long this year. I'm sure I say that every year. Nonetheless, I'm grateful. For us living in the rainier part of the country, I feel very thankful for a new season filled with hope and newness. Here are my top ten reasons why...

1. My boys love to pick flowers for me and I love it when one of them hands me my first Crocus of the season.



2. The longer daylight hours provide hope and excitement for the longer sunnier days ahead...we get to be outside all the time!



 3. We can take our school work outside once in a while, which also includes a lot of critter gathering...SCIENCE!



4. Our Outdoor Adventure Club happens more regularly. In these wetter parts, sometimes you have to just throw on your technical gear (waterproof everything) and get out in the weather...but I am always thankful when we can shed our layers and let the sun touch our skin.



5. I know it's still pretty wet around here in the Spring, but I'm hopeful. Drier, warmer days are ahead and we are looking forward to playing more often with friends outside.

6. Baseball season begins....



7. On the days that are still cold, but dry, we love to head up to the lake near our house and explore!


8. Spring is the time of year when all of our babies were born, so for us...it's also birthday season!


9. It means cold and flu season are on it's way OUT!!!! With four young kids in our home, it takes forever for and illness to make it's way out of our home. I'm seeing light at the end of the tunnel.

10. Spring cleaning! Need I say more? OK, actually yes...now that there is this strange light that streams through our windows more often, I can see the dust and the dirt everywhere. I also get a sudden urge to purge at this time of year. I love the feeling of organizing the things we want to keep and getting rid of those things we just don't need anymore, but someone else might.

I love having a reason to look back over the last couple years in photos and ponder the many reasons why we love Spring!

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3 comments:

  1. This is a great list. Love the pictures! We are enjoying almost summer-like temperatures here. I love spring, too.

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  2. We have way too much Summer and not enough Spring here in FL!
    My husband would move back to the NW in a heartbeat ... your pics are just beautiful and all those little smiling faces - sheer joy xxx

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  3. Love this post! Can't wait to play outside with you and your sweet boys :) We just read several Magic School Bus books about the water cycle and weather. I think I need to take my kids back to the water shed ;)

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