May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings

May is shaping up to be a busy month. Lots of travel, weddings/anniversaries, events and such. But let me catch you up. It’s been quieter around here and I’m not apologizing! I live first and blog later.

I like the month of May and look forward to it every year. May typically marks the beginning of real spring weather in the area and a farewell to snow (generally speaking).

I look forward to this month often because it reminds me of so many milestones, the biggest of which is our wedding anniversary at the end of the month. This year is 4 years, a marginally unremarkable milestone but completely special to us. I laughed a little when I read that the modern 4th anniversary gift is appliances… seeing as we just got a new dishwasher, I think we got it covered!

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Looking Forward to Spring

Today is officially spring! Yay!

I may no longer be wishing for spring to arrive, but I’m still waiting on the warmer temperatures. On this lovely first morning of spring, random snow flakes were falling from the sky so I’m not incredibly hopeful.

I was asked yesterday what I’m looking forward to about spring… so I figured I’d share with you why my Spring of 2014 already has a lot of awesome packed into a short period of time.


March is more than halfway over, but this month has been going pretty well.

  • I’m hoping to have the facelift of kitchen and bathroom completely finished, there are small finishing touches that we just haven’t been able to get to due to being busy.
  • My mom is moving… this isn’t entirely awesome because she’s moving out of state again. But I know this is a good thing for her because she’ll no longer be in a long distance relationship and there are people there looking forward to spending more time with her… beyond her fiance.
  • We have lots of plans with friends.

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Crazy Ohio Spring

Yesterday my car said it was 86 degrees on my drive home. The sun was shining and when I arrived home Brad was mowing the lawn and our weeping cherry trees had spontaneously blossomed. I’m kicking myself for not taking a picture of the trees to show you all today, so look at the tree below and think about two of them that are about 4-feet-tall.

This is a weeping cherry tree {Image via Tree Facts}

Our house was actually quite hot inside so we switched on the air conditioning. Holmes and Watson curled up near the living room vent most of the winter so they were at first shocked to find the vents blowing cool air. Holmes sat with his nose to the vent for a good hour last night:

Real life has prevented me from blogging as much as I’d like to this week. Hoping for some more time to post next week.

Friday Five: Reasons to Love April

We aren’t very far into April and I love it already!

1. Yesterday it was 23 degrees outside when I woke up. On my drive home, my car read 58 degrees. And the sun has come back!

2. Things start popping up that say “back for the summer” even though we just welcomed spring.

3. Daylight and grilling outside are both back.

4. It’s completely appropriate to wear peep-toe shoes again.

5. I’m preparing for our trip out west, which means mounting excitement.

What’s good about April for you?

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