Sunday, March 20, 2011

Happy Spring, Everybody!

Today is the Vernal Equinox, the first official day of Spring. While it's likely that we in Denver will be seeing a few more cold days before warm weather is here to stay, it's still a good time to celebrate.

Yesterday while C. was off at the Phoenix Asylum working on some paintings, the kids and I spent some time outside. While I cleaned up the flower beds a bit, F. sang a little song calling for the plants and animals to wake up from their Winter sleep. I was excited to see that we have crocus already in bloom and daffodils soon to follow suit.

After lunch, we went to the craft store to get some supplies to make decorations for our Spring-time celebration. I felt like we were channeling my mother's spirit while we built bird nests and painted little wooden eggs. My mother was an amazing home-maker, and loved to make decorations for every season of the year.

This morning we attended a birthday party at the Butterfly Pavilion (what could be more Springy than butterflies?). After we got home, it was time for my long-awaited ritual shaving of the Winter beard. I started growing it out around the Solstice back in December, and it did a good job of helping me stay warm while snowshoeing and commuting to work on my bike. But it feels great to have a smooth face once again.

Goodbye, Winter beard.

It's good to have my face back.

While C. was preparing our meal, the kids and I went out in the back yard and played for a while.

M. making a funny face

F. showing me a "moon rock."

Our Equinox dinner was delicious! We had broccoli and quinoa frittata, steamed asparagus, roasted root vegetables, and an awesome rabbit-shaped carrot cake. I'm going to have a tough time trying not to over-do it on the leftovers for the next couple of days.
Mmm, carrot cake. Great job, C!
So here's wishing you and yours a beautiful, fruitful Spring.


  1. Hi, Jeremy. Your dad told us about your blog--this is the first time I have visited. I enjoyed reading some of it and seeing the pictures. I pray for you often and wonder when I will see you and your sweet family.
    Love, Aunt Jan

  2. Hi, Jan! Great to hear from you. We think about you all a lot as well. Hopefully our paths will cross at some point this year. If it looks like we'll be passing through your area while traveling later this year, I'll be sure and let you know.