away we go

After months and months of a gloomy Rochester winter, Ben and I are jetting away to Houston early tomorrow morning to visit his mom's side of the family. We're flying standby, so who the heck knows when we'll get there, but tomorrow morning at 4 am, we will be at the airport, ready to go.

We have plans to eat a lot of wonderful TexMex [queso!!!], obviously some Chick Fil A, and whatever other Texas goodies we can get our hands on. Ben's sister and her husband are moving into their first house this week, so I'm excited to see that and help them get settled if they still need it. Those two were INCREDIBLY helpful moving us into our apartment in August, so it's only fair that we return the favor. They're also expecting their first baby this July, so I'm excited to see Bethany's sweet little baby belly and talk all about that. Her husband, Lee, was a 12 pound baby when he was born though, so her belly probably isn't so little at this point.

Unlike Ben, I don't have spring break this week [or ever until graduation], so I'll be toting my dumb homework along. I have a final paper due next Sunday too. But whatever. There will still be plenty of time for being outside, going on walks without having to wear coats, and visiting as much family as possible.   

I am beyond excited to wear sundresses again. 

These are a couple pictures from last weekend, when New York teased us with 60 degrees and sunshine. I spent the weekend hanging out with my sister while Ben was on base, and when he came home, he brought some pretty flowers back for me. He's a good one, y'all.

Why March?

from March 2011, when I had a serious thing for bracelets and we went to see the lilacs bloom at Highland Park

Because of birds chirping in the trees every morning. Because of starting to drive with the windows down. Because of the change that fresh flowers from the supermarket can bring. Because of blankets spread under the trees upon which to read. Because of dinners at our parents', catching up & making memories. Because the sun kisses my face once again. Because Saturdays at the Farmer’s Market come alive. Because of weekly bike rides around town. Because fresh fruit becomes a staple again. Because of sundresses with sweaters over them and the rare occurance of bare feet on the cool grass. Because of hope for warmer days, brighter sun, and time on the lake. Because homework can wait until another day. Because of job interviews and the hope of starting my career. Because  of  Alabama Shakes on Pandora and dance breaks in the middle of to-do lists. Because I'm learning to embrace the in-between.

more from that time we picniced amongst the lilacs in March 2011, as babies.