Friday, March 23, 2012

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood

It is times like these that I really enjoy living in North Dakota. And don't take that statement lightly. The winters here can be brutal and last forever! But this year we are getting lucky with temperatures in the 70s in March! We have started thinking about planting our garden and the grass is starting to turn green. Scientists are worried about the unseasonably warm temps and early bird migrations, but for me, well I'm loving this weather. And I think we deserve it.
St. Paddy's day! We really didn't need long sleeves this day it was so warm.
Since we moved to ND in 2007 we have had snow up to our knees every year and bitter cold temperatures from October to April and even into May. People kept telling me "Our winters usually aren't this harsh." Yah right! Well this year was one of those years that made me a believer.
Digging out the car at our old apartment. April 11, 2008

Frolicking in the April snow. I think I had a tank top on under my coat in hopes of warmer weather.

We got very little snow this year, and the snow we did get melted soon afterward because temps didn't stay below freezing for very long. A rarity I think. We were able to travel for Christmas this year and Aaron only used the snow blower once to clear the driveway. In fact, we weren't even here for one of the biggest snow storms, we were in Texas.
Running O' the Green, St. Paddy's day 2012 with the Derby Girls. It was a beautiful day and no snow to slip on when going down the big hill.

So we took some time this week to get out and enjoy the warmth of the spring sunshine. Our back yard is awesome for sitting outside and relaxing while the dogs run around and play. Well, Willow plays, Hayduke just kind of lays down or goes off in the corner to poop occasionally.
Love the sunshine!

Fish eye effect

Do you know how hard it is to get a good picture of two dogs and a baby?

What's Willow looking at?
Well we hope that everyone else is having a great a spring as we are. Get outside!

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