Friday, March 18, 2011

Soaking up the Sun


 When we first told our friends in Kansas that we were moving to Indiana, many (who are either from the area or have lived in the area) would jokingly tell me to say goodbye to the sun. I would laugh and think ya there is more clouds but surely it won't be TOO bad. Of course I had never spend more than 10 days here, even in the winter. Going weeks sometimes a month without actually seeing sunshine has changed my opinion. I never knew how much I depending on sunlight until now. 
And now that spring is approaching and the sun is slowly deciding to grace us with his presence I want to spend as much time in those rays as possible. Vitamin D how I need you. Thankfully the sunny weather has also been paired with warmer temperatures. Yesterday we got up in the 60s. Currently, as I'm writing this, weather.com says it is 70 degrees in Goshen. It's so nice to be outside without a coat. My boys are going crazy with excitement. Ian especially  since he would love to wear short sleeves all year round if I would let him. Crazy kid. Anyhoo, the sun, the warmth and the dry ground have allowed us to go outside. We run, 
we play ball,
 find sticks,
 swing,
 slide down the slide,
 climb 
and just soak up sunlight.
 It's amazing how alittle sunshine can brighten the day. Now I long for a backyard with a fence. Chasing three little boys around is tiring enough as it is. Keeping them out of the street is worse. We'll find the right place someday. And with any luck it will be sooner rather than later.
 Right now I can be grateful we have a backyard. And even more grateful for our wonderful swing set. I'm in constant amazement at the hours of fun that can come from a swing set and alittle imagination. 

2 comments:

Kristin said...

I should note that this post was written on 3/17/11. I just didn't get a chance to finish posting as the afternoon/evening got away from me. Today however (3/18) is looking to be another warm, somewhat sunny day. :)

Allison said...

They say Denver has 300 days of sunshine a year. I enjoy all the sun, but since moving here, I find that I relish the few overcast days we do have... if only because they mean a commute without sun blinding me!