“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” -Margaret Atwood


I’ve always been an “outdoor girl”. Staying cooped up inside for very long tends to make me a little crazy. I need sunshine and fresh air. I need to feel the wind on my face. And to be quite honest, I need a little dirt on my hands. It makes me feel alive and grounded and connected to something bigger than myself.

When Steven and I moved into our new house in December, one of the things we were most excited about was the big chunk of property it was sitting on. We pictured ourselves barbecuing on the patio, hanging out on the front porch swing, and chasing Cadence and Electra around the yard. And now that the weather is finally warming up, we’re really getting a chance to enjoy it. It felt so good today to hang outside with my two favorite girls, working in the yard, soaking up the sun, enjoying the beautiful day.

Of course you know I brought the camera.

Every day, we see something new blooming…

And I couldn’t help but to snap a few (um…a lot) of photos of Electra lounging on the front porch. There’s just something about a hound on a porch…

And Miss Cadence was very excited to wear the new pair of shades her Grandma Jayne bought for her. I might be biased, but I think she looks like a rock star. 🙂

And I love that I was able to catch her faker faker bellyacher drama queen pout on film today. Makes me laugh every time.

So tell me, what are you enjoying this spring?


  1. I think it is too cute when Cadence puts her sun glasses up on her head like her Momma does! It was a beautiful day!

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