Dave and I were able to get away for a weekend in April to celebrate his 47th birthday. We rented a vacation condo on a sleepy little key in the Gulf of Mexico called Cedar Key. We had a wonderful and very relaxing two and a half days. We snapped this selfie on the balcony facing the water shortly after we arrived. the colors in the photo really matched the colors of the new Pink Paislee collection -- Citrus Bliss. The only thing on this whole layout that is not from that collection is the yellow felt banner behind the photo. I used another awesome Laura Whitaker sketch, this time from Stuck? Sketches!
Another reason I really love this photo is that for the last 6-8 months I have been consciously changing my eating and lifestyle to reflect a healthier approach to life. To date I have lost 45 pounds and I feel great. Dave has been going to the gym for nearly 2 years and looks incredible. This picture reflects those changes. It has been difficult at times to stay on track but we are both determined to enter our golden years in as good shape as is within our power to do so. For that reason I am entering this page in Lasting Memories Anything Goes -- Determination Challenge.
I was inspired by this color challenge at Kelly's blog Creating With Paper and More
I think I used all these gorgeous colors so I am entering it in Kelly's challenge also.
We are getting ready to celebrate Memorial Day by donating blood and then taking a long walk at the beautiful Waterfront Park.
How are you celebrating this weekend?