Ah, sunshine. We all need it. We need it to gently nudge our bodies to produce vitamin D the natural way.

We crave it's ability to lift our mood.

The girls and I have been doing our best to soak up beneficial rays these past few days.

February 14th - Valentines Day - the sun gods gave us the gift of clear skies and warming sunshine (although the temperature remained below freezing all day). Better than flowers or chocolates!

Meadow "the goofy one" especially enjoys letting the sun's rays warm her belly.

I snuck these photos from inside, thus the slight reflection on glass. Had I opened the door, both girls would have instantly sprung up and dashed toward me, hoping for a bone or some other treat, effectively ending the photo op.