Rain, rain go away!
I really live in the wrong place with regards to the weather. In July, Jeff and I will have lived in Oregon for 10 years. Wow, time has flown by. For anyone that doesn't already know, Jeff and I grew up in Hurricane, Utah, a small town of now almost 13,000 people, which has probably more than doubled since we were kids. It is 30 minutes from Zion National Park and about 2 hours east of Las Vegas. From May to October the temperature is almost always over 100 degrees with hardly any humidity, which you do get used to....and I love it! I would much rather be hot than cold.
For the last four days here it has been so sunny and beautiful with temperatures in the 70's. It has been so nice to get out and play in the yard and take Ethan to the park. However, it was short lived and for the next week we are back in the 50's with rain every day.
Now don't get me wrong...Oregon does have a really nice summer and fall and it is a very beautiful place with many things to see and do, but the rain does limit some things you can do especially during the spring and it is hard for the little guy entertained staying inside all the time.
I used to love the rain. The smell of rain was my favorite growing up. However, living in Oregon is a different story. There is no smell to the rain. From November to June it is a cold, wet mess most of the time. A lot of the time the rain here is like a mist from the tent sprayers they use on hot days at outdoor events. You will rarely see a person using an umbrella unless it is a downpour as they are way more trouble than they are worth and you look like a goof.
I am so excite for summer to come, to wear flip-flops and capri's and to play out in the yard every day. Ethan also loves the sunny outdoors and has had many "terrible 2 moments" when we have to go inside. This summer we are planning a trip to Hurricane in June/July to celebrate Ethan's 2nd birthday with our families and meet Ethan's newest cousin to be born in June. We are looking forward to the nice, overly hot weather.