Some more notes about what has been happening lately:
1) We hosted my mom, dad, brother, sister, and sister's boyfriend for Mother's Day brunch yesterday. After a minor fiasco that involved a crust sailing across the kitchen counter during a practice run earlier in the week, the quiche turned out better yesterday and we enjoyed the meal and a walk around the neighborhood.
2) The weekend also included a fun night out to the American Swedish Institute's "Cocktails at the Castle" event. (This is where Sara and I saw the papercutting exhibit, which closes later this month.) It was a cool but not rainy evening, and it was so refreshing to be at an event where people were spending time outdoors but not completely bundled up.
4) Out of nowhere yesterday, Josh asked me if I knew how to use the panorama function on my camera phone and then taught me how to do it. I am pretty excited about it. In addition to my usual photos of flowers, clouds, sunrises and sunsets, I will now be able to share panoramic photos of these subjects.
For example, the same tulips from over the weekend!