May’s Five Favorites! First May Fave: Outdoor Parties
It has been an unusually mild spring here in Northern California, but it has been beautiful!  I attended an outdoor luncheon at a friends beautiful rose garden.  I soaked up a little too much sun that day for my fair skin but enjoyed every minute of it!  Here is one of hundreds of roses that were in bloom that day.

Second May Fave: Mother’s Day Tea
My family loves tea nearly as much as we love coffee and a full service tea is always fun.  Each Mother’s Day we usually take Mom to a ladies tea.  This year we went to Tea Anytime in Fair Oaks for a most enjoyable experience!

Third May Fave: Puppies
Springtime means puppies and kittens are finding loving homes.  One little pomapoo (pomeranian/poodle mix) found a place my sisters home.  She had been wanting a dog for a while and finally found the right one, Rex.  He instantly won all of our hearts with his adorable puppy ways.

Fourth May Favorite: Fun Runs
I usually try to do a few fun runs throughout the year and May is a great month for them since it’s usually not too hot.  I ran the Folsom Run With Nature 5K to benefit Parks and Rec with my sister.  I really don’t think running is fun but I love the festivities and the community showing up for a good cause.  Next up will be the Nike Women’s Fitness Festival.

Fifth May Fave: Farmer’s Market
Farmer’s Markets are so fun in the spring.  There is such a feeling of freshness in the air that it makes me want to eat fresh and healthy foods.  Each stall is so colorful with their piles of fruit and vegetables.  What a great way to support local growers!

Photos by Rebecca Ward