Here in the northeast we are starting to see signs of spring. We still have over a foot of snow on the ground but the sun is stronger, the days are longer and it has been raining more than snowing (although it still has been snowing). I love the change of the seasons. It is always such an invigorating and exciting time. A time to look forward to what is to come and also a time to reflect back on all that the last season had to offer. It is a time for new starts, fresh perspectives and for me it comes with great energy.
This winter was a busy one, busier than I would have liked, but we still made time for quiet time by the fire. We had above average snowfall this year and the kids enjoyed making paths and tunnels through it all. We enjoyed our time in the snow but unfortunately with this snow came frigid temperatures which left us indoors more than we would have liked.
We did escape for a few days to North Conway with friends for a fantastic family getaway. Indoor pool time, snow sports and hanging out with people we love was great fun. We visited the lake on our way back from North Conway this February and the kids were so excited to see it in a whole new way. They have never visited in the winter and so the snow and ice were an interesting change. We attempted sledding in the pine grove and walked a bit on the dock to check out the ice. The snow was deep and at one point Lil C yelled out, “I WANT SUMMER!!”
Over all it was a great winter but we are now ready for spring and more time outside. The kids are longing to ride their bikes, Z can’t wait to start playing baseball outdoors (they have been playing inside all winter) and we all can’t wait to get back to the lake when the snow melts.
While we wait for the snow to melt, we are bringing spring indoors with fresh flowers, the windows open on warmer days and spring cleaning. Before you know it, we will be saying “good-bye” to spring and “hello” to summer. I love the seasons!