Thursday, May 31, 2012

Someone got a new Toy (Honda CBR600)

Suddenly, my home life has centered around this motorcycle for the past week.  There are motorcycle parts everywhere, encroaching on all areas of our home and yard.  The bike has settled in nicely, making itself comfortable in the middle of what used to be our patio.  Oh, and I've heard more talk of motorcycles this week than I could ever imagine.  But you know what, I wouldn't change it for the world.  The amount of happiness and excitement it has brought to Luke (and he hasn't even ridden it yet!) is incomparable.  It makes me so happy to see one of his dreams come to life :)  

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Fresh Bento Goodness

Contents: Radishes, red pepper, cucumber slices, green grapes, baby carrots and a wedge of Jalapeno Havarti cheese

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Victoria Day Long Weekend - First Boating Excursion of the Summer!

Our boat finally made it out onto the water this past weekend. The weather man promised rain all day on Sunday, so we took our chances with Saturday. Luckily for us, it turned out to be a gorgeous afternoon.  We drove all the way to Kalamalka lake and launched at Kekuli Bay. Let me just say that the extra effort was well worth it. The boat launch at Kekuli Bay is designed wonderfully, there are two launches on either side of the dock, which makes everything much more efficient.  Oh, and there is a massive parking lot, filled with pull-through, double-length stalls, perfect for vehicles with a trailer attached.  

Boating is such a great activity, we enjoy it so very much for many different reasons.  Luke and I both feel that buying our boat was one of the best things we could have spent our money on.  As far as we are concerned, we have gotten much more than our money's worth already!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

I drew this flower with my soft/chalk pastels as a gift for my Mom.  Over the years, I think I have given her quite a few pieces of art as Mother's Day gifts.  And to this day, she still says she loves them and genuinely says thank you.  I think Mom's appreciate and cherish home made gifts more than anyone else :) I love you Mom! Thank you for instilling a love of art in my heart, and for graciously accepting my drawings. I hope you have a wonderful day, and know that I will be with you in spirit.

Happy Mother's Day to all of the Amazing Mom's out there

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Orchard Blossoms

I will never forget to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us (literally, in this case). We are living right in the middle of a beautiful blossoming orchard at the moment, its breathtaking. These blossoms must supply quite a lot of nectar for the visiting honey bees, as there is a constant and gentle hum of buzzing bees around our house.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Boating Preparation

Our boat was pulled out of hibernation this weekend and boy has it ever gotten me excited for the season ahead.  Just hearing the motor come to life brought back some amazing memories from last summer.  I can't wait to get out on the water again!