I went home to Springfield for an extra long weekend, and it was absolutely wonderful. I've been extremely busy at work lately, and it was so great to totally get away for a few days and forget about everything.
The weather was incredible - it felt like the middle of the summer, which is unheard of for this time of the year. I got in some delicious early morning walks with the dogs, and listened to the sweet sound of the friendly little birds, and could smell the fragrance of apple blossoms in the air. The soft sounds and smells of Spring were being released from winter's icy grip.
I took a few shots with my new camera, but am still trying to figure everything out, so received less than stellar results - it doesn't help when you're trying to hold two schnauzers with one hand and take a
picture with the other! (Special thanks to my sister Bem, who works her magic on my pictures in iphoto.)
My family had an early birthday celebration for me, which included lobster (yum!) as I will be in Bolivia for my birthday in June. I have the best family in the world, and my mother is the coolest 85 year old you will ever meet. We all enjoy each other's company so much, and I am thankful for every one of them.