Sunshine. Freshly mowed grass. Birds singing. Blooming trees and shrubs. Afternoons outside. These are just some of my favorite things about Spring's arrival. Most of all, I think I like the newness that comes in April. Everything feels fresh and full of hope.
One of my favorite memories was in April. It was the arrival of our first daughter and I'll never forget stepping out of the hospital with a new, precious bundle in my arms and feeling the warm sunshine. It was just one of those perfect moments and everything felt different in the best way. My mom came to stay and we had the most wonderful month together. We enjoyed what seemed like endless sunshine. We walked, we talked, we admired all the hot pink blooming azaleas, but most of all, we cuddled and loved this precious sweet little baby that was all our own.
Now I find myself anticipating April's arrival all winter long. When we're in the midst of a cold, dreary day, I remind myself that April is just around the corner. And now it's here, and like every April before it, I remember why I love it so much. Now our oldest daughter will soon be eight years old, but even though the years pass by, April still feels as sweet as ever.
My camera seemed to stay put all this winter, but boy has it been busy the past couple weeks. ;-) I hope you don't mind me simply sharing some pictures (and memories) of our Spring so far.
Hope you all have a lovely April weekend! (And please do share your favorite things about April's arrival, too!)