Wednesday, April 27, 2011

End Of April Blues

Easter was a nice day, inside anyway. The weather is still cold/windy/heavily raining. Todd and I went for a walk during what looked like a break but I was so cold in the wind it wasn't much fun. I'm such a baby!

However, all my daffodils are now in bloom and my courtyard looks beautiful! Todd and the boys took out some pine bush-like trees at the end of the courtyard, which makes my view out the kitchen window even better. Somehow, the daffodils stay standing even in torrential rain and wind. When we first moved here, I worried about the daffodils being pummeled but they always survive. We even had a pink tulip appear - sometimes we get tulips, sometimes we don't. Todd has a landscape plan for the courtyard and it's nice for him to be able to do a bit of work toward that. He's still working long hours at the heart doctor's office but he doesn't seem to mind. It's so much better than what he was doing before.

So, who's going to be watching the wedding? Please tell me about it - I'll only get to see the photos. I hope they have good weather for their special day!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter!

“He is not here; He has risen!” Luke 24:6a

This is what the angel told the women who went to Jesus' tomb. It was also the memory verse I gave my kids this week. Don't you love it - Jesus lives!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

I Won!

Well, what do you know? I won a contest! Rachel at southseaislandhome had a stamp giveaway that I just had to enter. The stamps are commemorating the royal wedding (you know, THE royal wedding!) and I thought our family would enjoy them, especially Chad. I was so happy when Rachel named me the winner. It's been a tough week for me - this was really a day brightener! Thanks Rachel!

Rachel lives in New Zealand, a land near to my heart (Todd's too). Stop by and visit her blog!