It is full on spring in Boise now. Yards that get more sun than mine have tulips blooming all over town. I'm not jealous. Mine are a couple weeks behind nearly everyone else's, but they will be worth waiting for. Besides, once April hits we get plenty of color to keep us happy. The old adage says "April Showers Bring May Flowers". For us it is almost always March rains that bring the blooms in April, so we are a full month ahead of the rhyme.
This spring will be particularly special for me, as it is the last one I will have here for a while. Come fall my husband and I plan to leave home for about two years to serve a full time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We have a lot to do to get ready. One of the big things on that list, however, is to savor every day we can here and build memories of our sweet home in Boise. I know we will miss it. But I am just as sure that I am ready and excited to serve.