So it's still been pretty cold and rainy for the most part but we've had a few scattered days of sunshine and everything is doing its very very best to bloom!
Isaac was needing a little one-on-one time the other day so we walked over to the Rancho Market together to get some milk (we've got 3 Spanish markets within 2 blocks of our house - lots of nice fresh produce including lots of cactus and peppers of every shape and size - plus plenty of pigs feet and tripe!). We took our time and Isaac helped me find some really beautiful hints that spring really is sort of here. I love how Isaac always points out beauty to me. And I love it when I remember to slow down and notice when my kids need some undivided attention - and when I slow down enough to notice the beauty that can always be found when I really look for it.
It started snowing the day we moved here in November and there have been maybe 3 or 4 nice sunny days since then. Six solid months of winter has seemed a bit much - especially after living in places where winter hardly exists for 12 years. I can't believe the kids are getting out of school this week and they've only been able to wear shorts a couple times this spring. But wow, these blossoms and flowers and the bits of sun we've had have been so incredibly beautiful thanks to their rarity.