Not a Moment too Soon

It seems that spring is finally ready to make its way to north Alabama.  After a winter of rain and snow on more occasions than I remember ever seeing before, we have been treated to a few days of sunshine and temperatures in the 60s and 70s.  I was inspired to break out the nail polish this morning and get my toes ready for some cute summer shoes.



I just love the huge trees in our backyard.  They are so TALL...you just don't see that in newer developments.

Some things I'm looking forward to this spring/summer:

--Spending time on the swings in the backyard.  We took Addison and Mackenzie out to swing yesterday afternoon, and they were SO loving it.  I could have pushed them all day.

--Getting a pool for them to splash around in.  I was thinking I might order this one.  (Except I just realized when I read the reviews that it keeps running water from the hose, which would be really cold.  So now I don't know.)  I wasn't sure the babies would like the splashing effect, but lately, they stick their faces and hands under the running water in the bath every night, so I'm thinking it might be a hit.  Anyone tried it?  Have any other pool recommendations?

--Vacation-planning.  I love to PLAN a good trip almost as much as I love to take one.  I carefully scrutinize hotels, restaurants, and travel routes to make sure we maximize our time.  Yes, I'm a nerd, and I'm a nerd who loves to eat good food on vacation.  I would like to go to Savannah, GA, but I'm not sure it will happen this year.  My sister will be participating in Summer Beach Project again this year, so we will probably head down to Destin, FL to see her for a long weekend.  I guess I won't complain about missing out on Savannah if I get to spend a few days relaxing by the pool or on the beach.
--Baseball!  We only made it to one game last year, which was pretty good, all things considered.  This year I would like to go to at least three games.  We'll see how it goes.  Turner Field is about 3 hours away, which is just enough that we can either make a day-trip or extend it into a nice overnight trip.  The girls may even get to experience their first major-league game this year!

--Cute summer clothes, for both me and Addison and Mackenzie.  I just love summertime skirts and flip flops!  : )

Most of all, I'm looking forward to being able to get out and about more with the girls.  We can take walks when I get home in the afternoons, and we are more likely to go out to eat, etc. when we don't have to bundle up to get there.

What are you looking forward to this spring?  (Or fall, in the case of you South Africans??) 


  1. We were just in Destin a couple of days ago! I just love the beaches there!! I agree about the cute summer clothes. I love dressing my daughter in adorable sun dresses with sandals and a hat! So cute!!

  2. You are very organized. Enjoy the great weather.

  3. I am looking forward to vacations, pretty flowers outside, garden vegetables and spending time with Ava. We are looking for a baby pool too. I like that one.

  4. LOL

    I can't WAIT for autumn and winter. I love the cold. You can feel a slight nip in the air but it's still way too hot (global warming?) - we have now had 7 months of heat and I'm done!

    I love hot mugs of tea, my electric blanket, hot food, soups, etc, etc.

    A & M look so cute in the swing - did you do your toenails? we want to see a pic???LOL

    Only 6 hours til Elton John :)

  5. P.S. you sound like D with the holiday (vacation) planning. I like to let it all loose(probably because I'm normally so structured.

  6. I am looking forward to hot chocolate, feather down duvets, my gorgeous black winter coat...and snuggling up next to the heater! Summer is on its way out here in SA and I am so glad...it has been a scorcher of a summer and I am SO done with the heat now!
    Roz xxxx

  7. I'm looking forward to almost the same as you..warm weather, flip flops, swimming, Baseball, cookouts, I could go on and on!

    Those pools can be a pain. I got my girls one last summer and the water was just to cold. We didn't even use that part of it, just because even in the hot, hot weather it was still way to cold for the water. I would just get them something small you can fill up, and let the water out so the sun can warm it up. :)


Thanks for commenting! I love to respond by email, so make sure yours is connected with your profile. : )