Thursday, March 24, 2011

Spring Has (Almost) Sprung!

These last few days have been beautiful here in the Bluegrass and I couldn't be more thankful.  Oh, how I have missed the way spring and summer "smell" and the warmth of the sun on my face.  Don't get me wrong.  Spring isn't officially here to stay (yet) and I have a feeling we haven't seen the last of the cold weather...but we might as well rejoice in what we've been able to enjoy thus far, right? 

This past Sunday evening we celebrated the first day of spring and had a toast to the start of "cookout season" on our patio with Ben and Katherine.  Last summer the four of us (well, five us if you count McGruff) cooked out several times a week and they were some of the most fun nights Mr. D and I had.  It's always nice when you can relax on the patio, spend time with friends and share a good meal - all at the same time.  :) 

Jerk chicken & veggies.

Mr. D manning the grill & conducting business all at the same time.

Another way I know spring is finally on it's way?  The daffodil's in our back yard are blooming!  I love pretty spring and summer flowers and was delighted to see these the other day.  

McGruff has also been enjoying the rising temperature and has wanted to spend more time outside lately.  He's so cute in the back yard.  He loves to run and play and we love to watch him have so much fun.
(ignore the giant patch of dead grass...fixing this is on our ever growing to do list.)

Have y'all been enjoying any warmer temperatures where you are?  I am loving the weather change and looking forward to even warmer days spent by the pool, evening bicycle rides to Orange Leaf and more cookouts with friends and family!  

Get excited!  It's nearly the weekend!

Mrs. D


  1. YAY for spring--I hope this little pesky 40 degree weather will be gone quickly so we can get back to to the warm. McGruff is adorable by the way!

  2. I have been LOVING this weather! I'm hoping the cool off doesn't last long, though. We're dealing with the same issues with our yard, plus it's overrun with wild violets. So, there's definitely yard work taking place this weekend. :)

  3. nummy! looking forward to bingo tonight!!

  4. That looks delish. I use my bbq grill more than anything else. It's definitely the best way to go. Now I'm hungry again... Lola loves to lay out during Spring; she thinks she needs a tan too. Does McGruff lay out and soak up some rays too?

  5. Omg, after the awesome week we have had, I nearly froze my tail off today! Come back gorgeous weather!! As for the dead grass, my yard looks like that too. ugh.