I’ve never been one to wish away the winter. Generally, I’m a fan of snow and don’t mind the cold. But this year, I’m over it. I’m ready for summer.

Dreaming of Last Summer…

The summer of 2019 was one for the books. It was the first year I felt comfortable going on more adventures with both kids. My husband and I had our first-ever night out of town with no kids. And I really embraced the flexibility I have to work remotely with my job. Spending the summer swimming, camping and biking was so much fun and I’m ready for it to make a comeback.

Winter in Colorado Springs hit fast and hard this year with some big snow storms early on that have already taken away the excitement of any more snow days that may lie ahead. My kids are three and six years old. So while they enjoy playing in the fresh-fallen snow, that entertainment eats up a small percentage of the day.

The cold is also getting to me more than usual. Is that just because I’m getting older? Walking in the beyond-brisk weather isn’t invigorating or romantic anymore – it chills me to a point that’s difficult to recover from even once I’m back inside a centrally heated building.

Flowy Dresses, Morning Walks…

I don’t want to sound like I’m just complaining but this longing for summer has been on my mind so much lately. Throwing on flowy dresses in the morning and not having to worry about wearing fleece tights and a heavy jacket just sounds really appealing right now.

The school-year rhythm and routine are comforting to me and I love not having to strategically open and close the windows in our house for maximum cooling depending on the time of day.

But morning walks when the summer sun is up before 7 a.m.? That might be worth the trade-off.

summer

Previous articleCookbook Club: What it is and How to Start One
Next articleBaby’s First Therapist
Sara was born in Colorado Springs, and lived here her entire life until she attended college at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. There, she earned her degree in Journalism and Political Science. Sara met her husband, Luke, in the summer of 2008 while working at Wag N Wash Healthy Pet Center, although they didn't start dating until 2011 - after Sara had graduated from college and Luke had joined the Air Force. They married in 2012, when Luke was stationed in a small town in West Texas. Shortly after moving to the Lone Star State, Sara started her career in local television. She did everything from running the cameras, to producing the five o'clock news, to creating marketing campaigns for local businesses. Sara's daughter Cora was born in 2013, and Sara got her first taste of being a full-time working mom while living over 600 miles from her own parents. Luke's Air Force enlistment ended in the summer of 2015, so they high-tailed it back to Colorado Springs. Now, Sara lives near Old Colorado City and works in the marketing department of a law firm in Downtown Colorado Springs. She loves spending time with her family, cooking, biking, photography and playing with makeup (that’ll happen after working in television in Texas).