April 2014 was a busy month !
Full of beautiful people that I love
and experiences I will cherish always !
I made a girlfriend trip with my dear Linda to Saratoga Springs, NY,
where we saw, savored, stitched, spoke, listened and enjoyed.
I had a return visit from my sweet Jayden boy and his Momma !
He’s getting so big and strong ! Love those guys and miss having them close !
David and I traveled to Montreal for an Easter, Katie turns 6, we’re moving to Florida party, lovingly hosted by my sister, Natalie.
Lots of tears on my part, knowing I will be so far from my family soon.
But lots of joys too, as there always is when we spend time together as a family.
One of the best moments was watching Miss Katie ride her new big girl bike, a gift from us, without training wheels ! She is awesome !
Then David and I flew to Tampa, FL, for a whirlwind house hunting, meet and greet visit!
With the help of a great real estate agent, we saw a ton of houses but found the right transitional home for us!
It is a lovely, airy home with a screened in lanai and a perfect yard for Chica.
It backs onto conservation land and is close to Dave’s office and our favorite beaches !
Can’t wait to make it our home !
After the house hunting and meeting people at Dave’s new office was done, we had a little time to enjoy the perks of our new state.
Welcome to my new beach….
Today is May 1st.
If everything goes as planned, we will be moving in 6 weeks.
Still so much to do !
And it will all get done !
But as we go along,
I have promised myself some creative, rejuvenating time every day.
Otherwise, I will have nothing to give, and be one grumpy girl !
The studio will be the last room to pack,
and yesterday, I set up the space for some big canvas painting.
This work in progress is a 24 X 48” canvas that is a kind of commission for my friend Suzanne.
But the paint sloshing and meditative painting time
all for me !
Happy May, Beautiful Ones !
May the sweet new beginnings be rich with joy for you !
(I am rejoining Meri for some joy sharing. Miss this blogging love !)