Snapshots of Spring

This spring is flying by, as spring usually does for me. There are always too many end-of-the-school-year obligations, but because both of my kids were born in the spring, I try very hard to take time to enjoy time with them and not let the stress get to me. I hope you will enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed being there to take them, and I hope your springtime is filled with sunshine and happy times too!

First day of spring break. Those of you who know me at all know the beach tops my list of priorities to visit first!
First day of spring break – my daughter and her friend. Those of you who know me at all know the beach tops my list of priorities to visit first!
I managed to get the perfect sunset photo if I do say so myself! :) Minutes after I took this shot, the kids and I watched the sun go below the horizon and we drove home.
I managed to get the perfect sunset photo if I do say so myself!🙂 Minutes after I took this shot, the kids and I watched the sun go below the horizon and we drove home.
My daughter being a kid and climbing a tree in our backyard.
My daughter being a kid and climbing a tree in our backyard. In case you were wondering, yes, I was sitting there knitting!
My second mother has a knack with plants. This was taken on Easter before the kids had an egg hunt. No flowers were damaged in the scramble.
My second mother has a knack with plants, as does my mom, come to think of it. This was taken on Easter before the kids had an egg hunt. No flowers were damaged in the scramble.
Taken in our backyard with a selfie stick on Easter. Selfie sticks come in handy. And I know you want to laugh, but take it from a non-gadgety sort of person, they are helpful! :)
Taken in our backyard with a selfie stick on Easter. And I know you want to laugh, but take it from a non-gadgety sort of person, they are one of those little things you never knew you needed until you have one. :)
HooverDam
First stop on spring break – Hoover Dam. I love the contrast of the water and stone.
HooverArchitecture
Another shot of Hoover Dam, which is an amazing piece of architecture, if you’re wondering. We spent a very relaxing day walking all around the dam, and amazingly enough, it was free, if memory serves. We didn’t even have to pay parking.
InsidethePyramid
Vegas was the final destination for spring break. We were only there a few days, but we got to satisfy our curiosity about what it’s like inside the Luxor. This is a shot of the pyramid when you’re standing in the casino and look up. I know it’s Vegas, but this made me feel like I was indulging my fascination with all things ancient Egyptian.
LuxorRoomPainting
A painting hanging inside our room at the Luxor. Unfortunately, there is no signature so I don’t know who the artist is, but this is a good example of my favorite kind of art – color and geometrics.
I couldn't resist taking this photo as we were driving home from Vegas. The last time we were in Vegas, my kids were much younger, my husband got food poisoning at one of the restaurants, and it was hot - think about 120 F. This trip was completely opposite - a fun time with good weather, and seeing snow-capped mountains in the middle of the desert made me think it's always good to give everything a second chance.
I couldn’t resist taking this photo as we were driving home from Vegas. The last time we were in Vegas, my kids were much younger, my husband got food poisoning at one of the restaurants, and it was hot – over 120° F. This trip was completely opposite – a fun time with good weather. Seeing snow-capped mountains in the middle of the desert made me think it’s always good to give everything a second chance.

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