As soon as the weather turned from cold to warm and the smell of the air changed, small gatherings with friends has been on my mind. As much as I dislike cooking for just Nick and I (I really wish that weren't the case) cooking for a group of people and preparing our home for an evening of simple gatherings is right up my alley. We have the perfect little courtyard for such evenings and I cannot wait for our first spring get together. I hope to share such gatherings here accompanied by a new recipe or two, good for bigger groups. These types of gatherings are just one of those small, simple things that I live for. What are some of your simple spring pleasures?