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Happy Spring!

Happy Spring! Isn’t it nice to see the daffodils poking their green stems out of the dark ground and to hear the birds chirping so happily all day long? Valentine will sometimes stop in the middle of playing, cup her pudgy little hand around her ear and say, “Tweet! Tweet!”. Even though I love winter, this has been a long, cold, gray season and I’m so ready to feel the sun on my face again. 

The last three weeks have been so busy. First, I drove over to Memphis, TN with Valentine to help take care of my nieces and nephew while their parents went on a business trip. They were a joy, all week long, and played so sweetly with Valentine that I almost felt like I had help instead of having more to do! 

Then, the day I got back to Joplin, Logan and I closed on our new house! The one word I would use to describe it is “perfect”. :) It’s so charming and cozy and full of pretty light, with the best backyard you’ve ever seen. I can’t wait to share more pictures, but there are just a couple more boxes to put away before I can take some good shots of the place. We feel like this house is a gigantic gift from God and have been having so much fun getting settled in our darling home.

My parents and two youngest sisters returned from Afghanistan and came to visit us over the weekend. It was good for my heart to get to squeeze their necks and hear about the agony and the ecstasy of an overseas trip like that. So happy to have them back on this side of the planet.

How are you doing? Are you happy that it’s Spring or bummed that it’s still cold? Any plans for spring cleaning or decorating? Listening to any good music you’d like to share? What feels new and fresh to you?

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Posted by Aanna on Monday, March 24th, 2014


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