Our Bi-annual tradition of going to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival with our closest girlfriends was interrupted this past weekend, due to the fact that there were NO tulips in bloom yet. The festival begins on April 1, so obviously our cold spring has messed up Mother Nature. However, we had a good time together regardless. We braved the street fair with three girls five and under (Josh played big brother to all three), took them to a Children's Museum, and had a joint birthday party (Jan.-Apr.-May) since they live far from one another. By the way, if you live near the area, the tulips are in full bloom now!