April Sunshine and Now May Flowers | Weekending

I often get introspective and reflective when new months arrive. It's like I sense time passing and start contemplating whether life is being lived well...what could we do better? How can we create some more solid habits?

We found a tree fort by the water this weekend and that makes me feel like life is good. April was different than the previous three months, certainly. We vacationed, we relaxed, we skied, we mountain biked, we kayaked. I'm down to three days of after school care and I didn't sub once, so my work life has felt much different. I had time to sew a rag quilt. The boys are in a solid piano practicing routine.

May should look much the same plus field trips (three of them!). And then comes summer. Summer, oh summer. I always get carried away. We have a lot of plans. #firelookout #hawaii #laketahoe #portland #kayakcamping
We spent one night in Kelowna, BC, visiting my grandpa in the hospital and other relatives. Okanagan Lake is as beautiful as I remembered. Our backyard is big and perfect for soccer games and campfires and taking the lawn mower for a walk. And there's a mini train within walking distance from our house that runs on special occasions. The boys took a ride on it but looked as if they felt their age a bit. Our tree fort is awesome and we have big plans to visit it a lot.

I continue to resolve to take more photos with my big girl camera, but it's just not convenient!! I have too many phone photos and although I'm thankful for those...I just like the higher quality shots better. Gotta make it happen.

Weekend Sharing:
Crepe Cake
A cake made out of crepes. This seems too good to be true. #shavedchocolate #strawberries #whippedcream

Camping Along the Pacific
Some great campsite ideas for your next road trip. Steep Ravine is fantastic!!! And I want to backpack along Rialto Beach!

Eating | Too many oatmeal chocolate chip cranberry cookies
Resolving to | Get a ton of awesome photos in May. 
Enjoying | Looking forward to summer freedom and travel. 
Listening | Episode 116 of the God Centered Mom featuring Shelene Bryan -- sooo good. I'm going to listen again and take notes this time. 
Thankful for | Sunshine, so much sunshine. 
Pinning | I really want to try this in my Kindergarten music class. 
Reading | Kisses from Katie. Wow.