Right? I hesitated about posting this post this morning because it *is* April Fool's Day. But it is what it is, and I'm forging ahead!
Today I'll be sending an e-mailout from our ministry (which, if you've got any interest in being on that mailing list, just let me know) sharing that Todd has officially put in his paperwork with the City of Huntsville and will be retired as of May 1, 2013! We're so excited!
|Todd's Rookie Class - 1988|
My sweet husband, who has faithfully served the residents and business owners of Huntsville for twenty-five years, is ecstatic -- he's so anxious to move into full time ministry! Not that it doesn't come with a little anxiety . . . but we're stepping out in faith, truly believing this is the direction God's placed before us.
All that to say, I'm putting the blog on hiatus. For a bit. Probably not forever ... maybe not longer than a week or two. But I'm shifting priorities and the blog falls low on the list for now. While it saddens me ... because I dearly love the true friends I've made in the blogosphere, I also know it's the right move, because it's a relief. Of course, I'll still be around -- I'll read and keep up with y'all and your antics -- just mostly as a dreaded *lurker*. LOL! And when I do get back to blogging, it will be more sporadically and a blog less about quilting (hahaha -- I don't know that this particular blog can get less about quilting!) and more about life and mostly aimed at those who care about my life (and kids and grandkids especially).
Speaking of which, we had a marvelous weekend coloring Easter eggs, hunting them, and celebrating Resurrection Day with family. I made the mistake of not taking my camera (and not having my phone handy) for pics yesterday, so I'll have to wait on the son and son-in-law to see those pictures. But I can share these:
|Ellie with Mommy and Neesey at Dublin Park.|
|Sawyer took his egg dyeing responsibilities very seriously.|
|He had fun finding eggs, too!|
|But really, why look for eggs when there are perfectly good sticks just lying around??!|
|Enjoying the spoils of the hunt! |
Sawyer won second place for most eggs found in the pre-school division!
|Ellie enjoyed her first Easter egg hunt!|
|She's very serious about her finds.|
|She was a little less serious about her first Jello Easter egg!|
|Kudos to Todd and Kim for snapping shots of June yesterday! Isn't she darling in her little Easter dress? She desperately wanted to be a part of all the action! (She's a feisty little thing!)|
|Had to toss this in -- a New York style cheesecake -- baked in a water bath and everything. The recipe was a winner -- you can find it at Food For A Hungry Soul.|
And if you're were seriously looking for a clever April Fool's Day joke, may I make a suggestion? Try THIS one--compliments of The Quilt Show--on for size!