Hello!! Sorry for being so scarce of late, but I've been trying to savour every last moment with my parents, who have finally flown back home today. It was a lovely visit. What's more, I can't thank them enough for all the work they did on our backyard on Sunday. Essentially, we had a gardening party that lasted several hours and resulted in our trees and flower beds being clipped and groomed and cleared--just in time for a series of spring showers. I cannot WAIT for the yard to be in full bloom. Every time I sit in my soon-to-be garden oasis, I will think of you, Mom and Dad, and our fun day of digging! I'm afraid my blogging creative juices are just not flowing fully yet, so I'll keep this post short. However, I do want to say thanks to everyone for their lovely comments on my last post. My mom was sort of shy about being seen on the blog, but I know we both really appreciated your wonderful notes! More soon!