I want open windows and warm breezes, fresh air breathed deep and the smell of sunshine pervading every inch of our home.
I want to watch my kids swing so high their feet touch the sky.
I want to run, fast and free, down a path clear of snow and ice and puddles.
I want blankets spread out on green grass for picnics, then book reading, then cloud gazing, always imagination growing.
|elliot on his pillow, my pregnant asher tummy|
I want peaches grilled and margaritas cold.
I want laughter echoing across the pond in our backyard.
I want to watch my kids make up hilarious games in the backyard.
|last year's invented game: sprinkle ball|
I want kids with swimsuit tan lines and hair streaked blonde from hours outside.
I want Vitamin D. Although at this point I think that falls under the need category.
I want to see earth transformed from the death of winter to the life of summer, from white and gray to a color-filled feast for our eyes.
Today I'm linking up with The Daily Tay and Helene in Between, who are also busy looking forward to summer!
I started out today sleep-deprived and cranky, but just the thought of summer gave me a nice little pick-me-up, so I can only imagine the effect that actual green grass and sunshine will have on me.
So, tell me, what are you looking forward to this summer? All of it, is a perfectly acceptable answer. All of it and I'll even gladly sign up to donate all of my blood to the Minnesota Mosquito Blood Bank.