Ah. I've had the windows open a lot lately, letting in the sea breezes and the distinct scent of thawing earth. This is unusual, as it's early March and it's Maine. But we're not complaining. We're slowing coming out of our rather studious hibernation to fill our days with active fun, new adventures and little projects that help freshen our spaces. The kids have been out on long bike rides, sleepovers, visits with friends near and far, long walks and of course, movie making.
Here's some of our favorite things about the yawn and stretch at the end of winter.
The brilliant blue of the ocean.
The ocean's cast-offs.
Baking with fresh, local eggs, delivered to us by our beautiful friend, Rachael.
Time with friends, including long car rides, sleepovers and classes together.
Being able to sit outside in the sunshine to work on geometry and other homeschool classwork.
Completing simple projects that help freshen our home.
Thinking about painting the living room something warm and vibrant.
Celebrating Olivia's recent venture into Girl Scouts and her first cookie sales. Yes, she surpassed her sales goal, too.
Taking joy in her efficiency and organizational skills. Cookies all ready for delivery.
Looking forward to the spring equinox and decorating the mantle for Easter.
Knowing wool blanket season is nearly over.
Making a list.
Relishing hanging the wash outside.
At the end of the week, Olivia turns 13. Oh my heart. If that's not a spring wake-up, I don't know what is. We have plans to gather her friends for a movie out, a sleepover and there's always cake involved. Oh, and love, lots and love. And hugs. Extra tight ones.
How are you waking up?