Spring Break is upon us bringing with it sunshine and near sixty degree temperatures (for today at least). We took this opportunity to venture into Chicago for a quick lunch with Charlie and a jaunt over to the Garfield Park Conservatory.

It was a day for flowers…


and green…

Umbrella palms

and making wishes.

Wishing Fountain

My mom came along, never one to pass up a trip to the city, while my Dad stayed behind, never one to pass up March Madness.

Boy Wonder and Gram

Charlie even made an appearance at the conservatory.


Rosebud left town yesterday on a volunteer trip. I will pick her up on Sunday and we will head off on our own adventure (otherwise known as more college visits) and I will be away from these two for several days.



The forecast shows more winter temperatures for the beginning of next week, but today promised an end in sight.  Today was the promise of more adventures. Today was the promise of Spring.

Today made me smile.


I intend to enjoy the remainder of Spring Break with my family. See you on the flip side.


  1. This post made me smile. :) Have a great trip visiting colleges! Let’s hope you come back to more spring-like weather. Love all the pics!
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  2. I love these pictures, your family, you.
    You bring Ohio to me in Illinois.
    I am so grateful for you.
    Happy Spring Break!
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  3. If spring won’t come to where you live, go to where it is! What a wonderful day, I could almost smell and feel the warmth through the pictures.

    Take notes for that college visit post!
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  4. Felt like a spring for a few days this week in Mpls and now SNOW. UGH! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on your trip.
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