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This week, we are talking about SPRING!!!! (all caps and exclamation points necessary).
We don’t really get much spring here in the Sunshine State. We go from pretty chilly winter straight into summer. There will be maybe a week or two of pretty, pleasant, actual spring, but it’s short-lived.
We have to enjoy it while we can.
So, without further ado, my five favorite things about Spring.
1. It’s time for little man’s birthday!
Yup. Spring means that we get to celebrate our favorite guy!
He will turn seven this April. I have no idea where time has gone, but we are so excited to surprise him with big birthday plans. He’s going to flip!
2. Rita’s is open for business!
I love ice cream, but I love frozen custard even more. Probably because Rita’s closes for the winter and I have time to build up all my cravings. A cup of vanilla and chocolate swirl with chocolate sprinkles, please.
3. Getting to enjoy our view.
Sitting outside to watch the sunset with a cocktail and some good music is definitely a hit.
4. Planning summer vacation.
I love to plan just about everything, so it’s nice to be able to sit down and work out exactly how we are going to spend the months of summer before school starts back up. We have a few ideas on what we’d like to do, but it’s about time to start confirming and nailing things down.
5. Spring flowers!
I have a pretty tragic brown thumb, so I love this time of year when flowers are pretty much blooming everywhere and I don’t have to worry about keeping them alive and thriving.
What are your five favorite things about spring?
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Awww, happy birthday to the little man! I hope he has the most wonderful birthday!
Oh man do I miss Rita’s mint chocolate chip gelato with vanilla cream haha. That was the story of my Summer for so many years. Four of my friends worked there is high school, and my dance studio moved right behind the one in St. Augustine junior year…. that was a very bad thing 🙂
Have a great weekend!
Oh, I see that dance studio! The dancers are ALWAYS coming over for Rita’s. Yum!
Mary Beth Jackson says
I love all the spring flowers, it puts a smile on my face! and I won’t lie- a lot of the northern visitors go home. I get my town back! 🙂 Enjoy that summer planning!
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You know I will! Glad that the flowers have you smiling!
Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home says
Somebody else wrote about Rita’s. I think I need to visit VA to check it out!
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Because Rita’s is delicious!
Courtney @ Eat Pray Run DC says
i love planning vacations and am planning a surprise trip for my husband for our anniversary! 🙂
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Oh, that is so exciting! I’m sure he will love it!
HoHo Runs says
My Mother used to make homemade custard when I was little. Most people have never tried it. Yummy! When you are taking a trip, planning is part of the FUN. Happy Birthday to the little man!
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Yum, yum, yum and yum!
Haha…I am craving Ritas now with all its mentions 🙂
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So good. So very good.
Abby @ BackAtSquareZero says
I have never been to Rita’s, but we had one open here and now you have intrigued me.
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Go! Their ices and custards are so good!
I really need to try Rita’s. I have heard so many good things about it.
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