Wednesday, March 24, 2010

First Day of Spring

We don't have a whole lot of "meaningful" Spring traditions. We don't have any celebrations ushering in the Spring Equinox or worshiping Mother Earth. In the Tanner household, we cut straight to the chase. We go for the seasonal delicacies that Spring brings along with it's rain and showy displays-among them:
Rita's Water Ice.
Rita's reopens for Spring and celebrates by giving away free water ice all day at all of it's locations. I went and picked it up for the family, choosing (clockwise):Peeps, Swedish Fish, Mango, and Sugar-Free Cherry (for me). Incidentally, the Peeps flavor has been the subject of some controversial banter on Facebook.
I sampled each of them, and this is how it makes me feel:

The first day of spring also meant some gardening for me, so this SP features me in all of my glory, sans makeup. Notice the grimy hands, dirt under my fingernails.

10 comments:

emily said...

Swedish Fish and Peeps flavors! Whoa. Your springtime ushering sounds wonderful.

Love you!

Jill said...

What a fabulous way to welcome spring! I'm jealous.

michelle said...

Totally jealous! Best tradition ever.

I would have gone for mango, for sure. I am grossed out by the Peeps and Swedish Fish flavors (but glad that you liked them).

Denise said...

I am so envious of you living in a place that actually has a Rita's. I've been a fan ever since visiting your mom and dad during Rita Season.

I'd be willing to try Peeps and Swedish flavors, but I can't guarantee they'd be my favorite.

Hannah said...

I want to try these sometime...well not the sucker punch of sugar to the kisser that the Peeps and Swedish probably are...but Mango sounds awesome!

Sounds like an awesome tradition!

Diana said...

Some day my friend I will enjoy a Rita's Ice Water with you!

Susan said...

I've been meaning to try Swedish Fish in honor of Emily all last year...but the Peeps sound pretty enticing to me, as I am a huge fan of Peeps!

Maybe Denise and I can try to take a late night run while she's here.

Happy Spring.

linda said...

This picture of you is sooo cute. If there were a Rita's contest, it would win, well maybe after a manicure!

{natalie} said...

totally random that i'm commenting here....found via jill/michelle.....but i grew up in NJ and i love rita's. that looks so good and i am wishing we could franchise it here in UT. my favorite growing up was chocolate but now it's cherry.

Miranda said...

That is just about the cutest picture ever.

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