Friday, April 27, 2012
Time for flowers and other pretty things
The sun is back and the temperatures are finally rising again. It promises to be a beautiful weekend. Big R will unfortunately be stuck in northern Italy preparing for a case (wait, did I seriously use the work "unfortunately" and "Italy" in the same sentence?), so little r and I have many plans this weekend that will keep us outside enjoying the sun. After spending so many summers out west in the desert where you tend to go into hiding during the summer, I just LOVE living in a place where you can fully enjoy the warmest season of the year. Not only that, but the sun shines so long here in Germany. It's up with me close to 5 a.m. and it doesn't set now until 8:30 p.m., and it's only going to get better.
Feeling inspired, I finally bought flowers for our hanging flower baskets and spent a good portion of the afternoon getting them planted so we can start enjoying them this weekend.
Big R and I also decided that if we only have one more summer to enjoy this amazing porch, we are going to do it in right and in style. So, we splurged and purchased a porch set that is a lazy and comfy couch that also transforms into a bar with bar stools. Something we thought would be fabulous for warm evenings with friends or even cooler evenings cuddled under a blanket. Sounds amazing, right? It should be here in a couple weeks, so I'll let you know.
Last night little r and I rode our bikes into Bamberg and met Big R in town for dinner at a local restaurant with delicious Bavarian flare. It was a pleasant evening, to say the least. One I hope is the first of many this summer.
Happy weekend, everyone! I hope you have lovely weather where you are and that you are making plans to enjoy it to the fullest.