Friday, April 27, 2012

Time for flowers and other pretty things

Spring started here awhile ago. We were even teased a bit with a few weeks of amazing warm weather. Then the chill came back making it seem mostly cruel. Temperatures that were pleasant were suddenly unbearably cool and anything but motivating.

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.


  1. Sounds like you have some wonderful opportunities around you. We should all take some time for flowers, a little bike riding and family time. Thanks for the reminder!

    1. We are so very lucky to live in such a beautiful place. There have been many times in our lives where spending quality moments with family has not been available, so we are trying to take full advantage of it while we can. I hope you have a lovely weekend wherever you are!

  2. Rest easy and Regard the views. really....

    (nuff r's?)

    1. The views come easy here, and we hope to find many moments to relax and enjoy being together in this beautiful place. So far so good!

      (you can never have enough r's - haha)