Spring Is Here, Bring on the Bubbles!

Today is such a perfect day.  Birds are chirping, my back door has been open all afternoon, and finally, after a whole winter of asking to blow bubbles at least once a week, the big girls got to do one of their favorite outdoor activities today while Beatrix was napping.


Gulliver was delighted to be part of the fun, too, as evidenced by his bushy metronomic tail in this video. I’ll leave you with this. Every day should be this lovely.

Do These Mean What I Think They Mean?

‘Cause I’m pretty sure they do!

I am so excited about spring this year. I’m not entirely sure why, except maybe it’s just that the novelty still hasn’t worn off of being back in the land of changing seasons after six years in Scotland. To be fair, there are seasons in Scotland. They go like this: cool and rainy, warm and rainy, cool and rainy, cold and rainy. Of course I didn’t mind it while I was there, because the castles more than made up for it. Being able to walk to a castle from the front door of your apartment? Never gets old. Listening to people talk with a Scottish accent every day? Ditto. Totally worth the weather, but I never realized how much I missed seasons until I got home.

Whatever the reason, the girls must have thought I spotted a unicorn in our backyard for how excited I was when I called them over to see these flowers. Ro obligingly spent a good few minutes squatting next to them saying, “That a pretty flower!” about each and every one.  Sweet girl.

How fitting that this new life in our back yard should come now, just as we begin to remember  Christ’s death and resurrection especially this Easter weekend.  Romans 6:4 reminds us that:

“We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.”

Praise the Lord for new life in every form!