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Friday, April 27, 2012

Do you have one of these?

My husband and I are empty nesters and we're about to move from our current home.
We are trying to get it in tip top shape to sell, so that would include the ususal:
cleaning, removing clutter, and painting.
Without thinking, I almost wipe this clean, thinking that it's just a dirty spot. 

Do you know what it is?
If you guessed some type of measurement, you'd be correct.
It's a record of our boy's height as they were growing up.
It was a ritual.
The boys would walk by and say, "Dad, you better measure me, I think I grew!"
How can I Windex this all away?

I'm thinking we need to take it with us...replacing a door frame isn't too hard, right?


I'm so not a camper...I like spending time outdoors, but I want to be able to take a warm shower, get clean, and sleep comfortably at the end of the day.

My puppy is kinda like me...she doesn't like camping either.

We're both a couple of "softies".

Texas Hill Country...

We trek up and over to the hill country a few times each year and each season brings such natural's just amazing.

Here are a few shots.

As the sun was setting, we met a couple new friends.
Can you say, "Aww..."

It was a good day.

I'm not a violent person...

I'm not violent, but sometimes I just wanna rip off some heads!
I know, yuck...but it was the appropriate thing to do,
I promise.

These were the menu for the Crawfish Festival in Llano, Texas last weekend.
Have you ever eaten them before?
Well, there's not much meat in one, so you have to work on a bunch to get your fill. Luckily each person was given a BIG scoop of them - so much in fact that your plate was o.v.e.r.f.l.o.w.i.n.g with these little gems.

I know you're dying to ask...
yes,  you have to pull off their heads; then peel the rest of them like shrimp.
Honestly, it wasn't too bad, in fact it was easy.
And, they were really good.

The plate was also served with corn, potatoes, and bread.

Do you see the red spices on the corn and potatoes?
Yep, that's gotta be red pepper because these babies were H O T!
Thank goodness for the bread - it was a "fire-putter-outter" for my burning mouth.
You'd think I'd stop eating it, right?
Ate every bite of potato, corn, and the very last crawfish.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

You know what they say...

When life hands you a bunch of lemons...

...make some lemon cookies!

Here's a recipe I ran across on Pinterest.
I tried them and they were yummy!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


It's fun to make little vignettes, isn't it?
Especially when you use treasured items.

Monday, April 9, 2012

It's the simple things...

Sometimes, it's the simple things that bring a smile to your face, right?

Add sweet smelling carnations and it's almost perfect.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

He Has Risen!

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When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus' body. Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, "Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?"
But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.
"Don't be alarmed," he said, "you are looking for Jesus of Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.  But go, tell his disciples and Peter, "He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see Him, just as He told you."
Mark 16:1-8

Resurrection appearances:
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Matthew 28:9-20
Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene
Jesus appears to two believers traveling on the road
Jesus appears to the disciples including Thomas

Great Commission
Mark 16:15-16a
He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.
Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved..."

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Preparation Day

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It was Preparation Day  (that is, the day before the Sabbath). So as evening approached, Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent member of the Council, who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God, went boldly to Pilate and asked for Jesus' body. Pilate was surprised to hear that he was already dead. Summoning the centurion, he asked him if Jesus had already died. When he learned from the centurion, that it was so, he gave the body to Joseph. So Joseph bought some linen cloth, took down the body, wrapped it in the linen, and placed it in a tomb cut out of rock. Then he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb.
Mark 15:42-46

The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate. "Sir," they said, "we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, "After three days I will rise again." So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that he has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first."
 "Take a guard, " Pilate answered. "Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how." So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.
Matthew 28:62-66

Friday, April 6, 2012

Good Friday

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At the sixth hour darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi Eloi, lama sabachthani?" which means,
"My God, my God why have you forsaken me?"
With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last.
The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, heard his cry and saw how he died, he said, "Surely this man was the Son of God!
Mark 15:33-34; 37-39

The Last Supper

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...then He took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you. This is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins..."
Matthew 26:27-28

Sunday, April 1, 2012

April 1

Can you believe it?

Since April is a month known for rainshowers, I made a little something new for my front door.

It's simple and I can still use the umbrella {which I love!}!
I found this idea over at Susie Harris' blog ... it's amazing...full of ideas!
Thanks for the inspiration!


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