But even more than that...there's this:
And the promise of these:
And we've been doing a whole lot of this:
And even some of this:
Oh, I can't wait! Bring on longer days and balmy evenings. Jaunts outdoors that don't require an hour of prep work to get the boys bundled up. I look forward to BBQs and morning coffee out on the veranda (that's what we exaggeratedly call the concrete slab that is our patio), sitting in the garage watching thunderstorms, and catching bugs of all shapes and sizes. I even look forward to the inevitable mud and wet dog smell. C'mon Spring! I'm ready!