Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!”
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It’s officially Spring in the mitten state and this girl could not be happier! Following some pretty bitter cold days, I am ready for fresh air, fun in the sun, and the warmth that this lovely season brings!
Although I appreciate experiencing all four seasons here in Michigan, I really have come to love spring, and here’s why …
Spring signifies fresh starts and new life. That which was dead and barren just weeks before comes to life and brings with it the feeling that anything is possible and the hope that good things are in store.
Spring ushers in sunshine, warmer temperatures, and the opportunity to open up the windows and enjoy the outdoors. I love the warm days and cool nights, perfect for backyard bonfires and peaceful sleeping.
Spring means baseball. (Go Tigers!) To me, baseball is one of the most relaxing and family-friendly sports. I love going to games, watching games on tv, or even just having a game on for background noise while I drive or do work around the house. There’s something about it that I find calming, and it plain just makes me happy!
Spring is also exciting because it means it’s time to start going back up north and living the weekends up at our “home away from home.” There’s nothing better than escaping town at the end of the week to our little slice of paradise, being near the beauty of the Lake Michigan, and taking the time out to focus on what matters most in life.
In the days, weeks, and months to come I look forward to the little things – driving with the windows rolled down, grilling out and reading on the back deck, planning out the arrangement for my flower beds and pots this year, and wearing skirts and flip-flops again.
Spring brings with it many little joys and I intend to make the most of this season, enjoying every moment, the big and small.
What does spring mean to you and what are you looking forward to most in this season?