Living my entire life in Southern California, I am used to living life in one continuous season. Summer and winter can very well resemble each other. You may need a light sweater on a summer evening, and you may need to run your AC in December. I never needed to own a jacket heaver than the sweatshirt that proudly showcased my College initials. Go Titans!
We moved to Colorado Springs last July. right in the middle of summer. We were pleasantly surprised that we never had to run our AC. The weather was absolutely perfect. I was warned winter was coming. So I quickly went to The NorthFace Outlet and declared to the first employee I could find, "I'm from California. Help!"
Luckily the employee was from San Diego California, and had petty on me, without taking advantage of my desperation. I left with a nifty little jacket that was really two in one! I felt confident that I could brave the winter.
Winter came. It was beautiful. The snow was so peaceful. I felt like I was truly in a winter wonderland. Every time I had to bundle up, jacket and scarf and gloves and boots, I felt like a true Coloradan. Aside from the fear of driving anywhere in the snow. That's when my true California girl native roots showed. I was a hot mess.
Fast forward to March. Spring is here! Right? Nope! Winter likes an encore in Colorado. More than one encore really. In fact, March and April proved to be quite fickle. Some days we saw multiple seasons in a 24 hour period. I was really thrown for a loop. Do I order a hot drink at Starbucks, or and iced one? Help!
Now that May is here, I think it is safe to say, spring is here. Olivia wakes up asking "where is snow?", and I laugh, telling her "all gone for now baby!"
We went for a walk and she loved all the trees and flowers in bloom. Well, and the weeds. She is convinced, as is every small child, that those little yellow dandelions are flowers. So we collect them by the handfuls and admire God's beauty. Every morning when we open the curtains, we admire this gorgeous tree outside our place that has there pretty little white flowers. Olivia exclaims "so pretty!" and I have to agree.
Spring really has finally sprung here in Colorado Springs.