Spring has Sprung!

4 Apr

And yep, we’ve been doing the happy dance for days! Last Wednesday was the first day since September that we had sunshine AND temps in the mid-60s. I even texted my good Michigan friend, Sue, as I was walking to pick up Neve that afternoon that I must be acclimating because I only had on short sleeves and felt great! At home, I’m usually the one in a jacket until we at least hit 80! Ha!

So yeah, our whole weekend was about getting outside, breathing the fresh air, letting the sun hit our faces and the scents of spring wafting through our open windows. *HEAVENLY*

We kicked off the weekend at the Paulaner Biergarten with friends. Hallelujah for it finally being biergarten season again! One of our absolute favorite things about Europe! It’s a way of life here and we are ready, willing and able to embrace it!

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And of course, after a delicious German meal, you’ve got to have a little stroll, a stop off at a playground, an ice cream cone…and some selfies. 🙂

Sunday was by far the prettiest day of the year so far. It was mid-70s and not a cloud in the sky. We slept in (yay!), John fixed us breakfast (yay!) and then we through on our tennis shoes and headed out to trek around our city (woohoo!). Flowers in bloom, the fountains back flowing (they drain them empty for winter, obvs) and plenty of folks just like us looking to take advantage of such an awesome day. Schlossplatz, the main square in the city, was covered in sunbathers, picnickers, people watchers and relaxers. We claimed a perfect little spot just for us ❤

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Schlossplatz

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Afternoon snack while we’re out…

Looking ahead at this week’s forecast, it doesn’t look like Spring is quite ready to make a commitment (tsk, tsk, tease), but we’re still moving in the right direction at least! Temps in the 60s mostly (I may or may not have seen a high of 54 on day, but I refuse to talk about it!) and some spotty sun. Today was chillier, but the first thing Neve asked when I picked her up from school was, ‘Can we stop in the bakery and eat a pastry on our walk home?’ Absolutely, sweet girl. That’s one of the reasons here. ❤

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5 Responses to “Spring has Sprung!”

  1. Robin April 5, 2016 at 4:37 AM #

    The picture of you and Neve together warms my heart. I really like that it’s warming up before I get there.

    • Erin T. April 5, 2016 at 9:44 AM #

      Such a fun afternoon for us! By the time you get here next month, I have high hopes for at least mostly warmer weather! This past spring, we wore coats until the last week of May. Yuck.

  2. Georgia April 5, 2016 at 1:47 AM #

    Fun times

  3. Eleanor April 4, 2016 at 8:31 PM #

    Trees, flowers, sun, pastries, smiles—-they warm my heart just seeing you three!

    • Erin T. April 5, 2016 at 9:45 AM #

      It’s crazy how much the weather can affect your whole outlook! Ha! Such a big difference in spirit between cold and dreary vs. sunny and colorful! Miss you ❤

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