At the end of every month, I always wonder where in the world the time went. Does life ever feel like it’s moving at an appropriate pace? While parts of April dragged by, I still just can’t believe May is upon us. I think the expression is true that the days are long and the years are short. Let’s hold on to our daily memories and tattoo them on our minds and let them sink into our hearts so they’re always accessible.
This month has been filled with ups and downs, excitement and disappointment, and some unexpected adventures and blessings. Here’s just a small snippet of my April gratitude list.
Yummy variations on Paleo granola. I love to mix this in with some yogurt or splash a little almond milk on top.
Our trip to Seattle, time with my dear friends, exploring a new city, and the fact that we have the resources to do this.
The beauty of cell phones and not having to pay tons of money to call long-distance to catch up with my faraway friends.
Sunshine. It’s about time. Now how about some spring flowers, Chicago?
A visit from Rob and Laurie (Dan’s brother and our sister-in-law) and their sweet baby, Lila. They live about 5 hours away, so auntie-baby time is a rare and precious commodity.
Sharing the Love
Travel: You don’t need to spend an arm and a leg on accommodations, even in Europe.
Simple Living: Spending time in nature is a great way to live out a slower pace of life. How to take it outdoors now that the weather is finally warm!
Faith: There’s a big, ugly emotion we all need to stop feeling.
Finances: Four easy and practical ways to cut your wedding costs.
Food: Listen carefully: OREO PROTEIN SHAKE. This speaks for itself.
Relationships: Marriage is about growing together, and that includes making your spouse’s dreams your own.
Blogging: Do 3 hours of work in 1 with these these 15 blogging time savers.
Wild Card: These light and fun beach reads are perfect for your next trip.
In Case You Missed It
Here are some of my favorite posts from April:
Happy May to you! What are you grateful for this month? What are you looking forward to? I’d love to connect with you and share some warm fuzzies.