spring is in the air

Last week our family went on a working holiday to Victoria (Dimitri was doing training for the Fire Department and we were going along to play).  What a treat to see the cherry trees in full bloom and sunny blue skies every day!  Some afternoons it even warmed up enough for bare toes and t-shirts on the beach!  Oh I needed that…five days of relaxing and being goofy, away from the responsibilities of home and work.  Time to lollygag and time connecting with friends.  Un-rushed cups of tea, girls napping in sunbeams with cat kisses, shopping for new clothes (the kids were spoiled by their Auntie at Abra-Kid-Abra and I spoiled myself at Smoking Lily….oh how I love my new duds – some groovy organic tees, the chic octopus backed cardigan, and the incredible CeCe dress too), gourmet dinners on the town (thank you Karen and Dennis), beach walks every day, putt-putt boat adventures with seals and gelato, hotel pool mermaids splashing with huge smiles, even a beach picnic dinner (so lovely dear Gina).  To add to the perfection. we capped off the visit with a cheesecake lunch — I think that might have been the best cheesecake I have ever had! For those that know me and how much I love cheesecake, you are probably trying to figure out how to get an invite to my friend Karen’s table right now!

We definitely kicked off spring a bit early (as I think they always do in Victoria) and so enjoyed our “southern” holiday!  Now we are home to the rain and a fire in our woodstove, but those tree frogs are singing LOUD and reminding me that spring is coming soon to our little island too.  I am so grateful for this time of year that brings with it so much energy for new growth.  It is a particularly creative time for me and so I hope to have some actual TIME to be creative during the coming weeks.  Here’s hoping you will also enjoy the magic of SPRING!

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4 thoughts on “spring is in the air

  1. Wow .. wonderful spring kick off you guys! I am heading there tomorrow to see my family …. we will be walking along Dallas Rd too, from Ross bay to James Bay and back :)
    cheers ~Lisa

    • Have fun and make sure you get goofy like we did darling Lisa (the funniest part is that Raena and I decided to make a funny face without telling Dimitri and Alex, we were all on the same crazy train without any planning! The perfect family photo (taken right after the poser one was snapped) HA HA!

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