* where did april go? …
Are you kidding me? Has it seriously been an entire month since I’ve updated our blog? Shame on me. If you’ll give me a second I will try to think of some really good reason … ok, seconds up and I have no good excuse other than pure t laziness. That my friends is the epitome of laziness, when one is too lazy to type a blog post … they are pretty dadgum lazy.
Actually, the last month has been a bit busy for me. We had our first official week at the campground our summer home over Easter and with the exception of the down pour of rain on Good Friday it was a beautiful, fun, relaxing week spent with some of my favorite people on earth. I spent lots of time with my front porch friends, reading books, sitting by the fire and taking naps. I did manage to make it to work on time everyday, to son rise service & Easter services at the church house.
While at the campground, we celebrated Anna’s 20th birthday and Anna & Christopher’s one year dating anniversary. Bless Jimmy, I think he still isn’t sure which day was anniversary day and which day was birthday. I think he told Anna happy birthday every day for 4 days just to be on the safe side. You gotta love some Jimmy Brown! I should also brag on Christopher a bit, he did a superbjob in the gifting area for anniversary and birthday. I was also very excited to partake of the strawberry cupcakes with cream cheese icing that Cat drove all the way home to make special for Anna’s birthday.
Son rise service on Easter morning was absolutely beautiful. Eric did the service out side & just as he was giving the message, the sun came up over the mountain behind him. As much as I am not a morning person, the sight of God’s creation made getting up at 4:45 more than worth the effort.
Speaking of the church house, I mentioned in my last post, if you can remember that far back, that we have a new pastor. His name is Scott, his wife’s name is Windy and they will officially become our pastoral family on July 10, 2011. I am ultra excited. I truly believe that they are the family that God chose for our church and I am looking forward to see what the future holds. I have asked mr. preacher man on several occasions (when he is unmercifully making fun of me for some unknown reason) if June is not here yet? I don’t really mean that, I wish we could just keep Eric and Scott come join with us. Scott & Windy will be coming to us from the big ole city of Charlotte, although I think they may already be country folk at heart, so hopefully it won’t be too big of an adjustment. I need to check and see how they feel about rodeo’s, weenieroast and camp fires. Those questions were not included on my list of 40 that I wrote down for the interview. Speaking of those questions, they gladly answered them all! (bless um, they must be good people). I have to be honest here and say that I am nearly as excited about Windy’s singing ability as I am about Scott being our pastor. Man oh man can that girl sing. She sounds almost as good as me. Fine, that’s a lie, she actually can sing, unlike me, but it was worth a try. I have not yet told Scott about my obsession with proper grammar, after 7 plus years Eric still pays me no attention concerning grammar other than to purposely use improper grammar every chance he gets. I would like to invite any of you who don’t have a church to come join us. July would be a great time to check out Mt. Wesley. It can be a new beginning for all of us, we’d love to have you!
On the home front, Richard is working all the time. I am not watching NCIS reruns, I have read a couple of really good books. Chrisi is still engaged & making wedding plans. She has also started her second interim position teaching elementary school until the end of the school year (can I just say how incredibly proud of her I am) Anna finished her sophomore year of college today and it’s safe to say we are all glad her exams are now over. Jacks leg is almost completely healed and the hair is finally growing back over the cuts on his leg. Dozer hasn’t eaten any more soap and courtesy of Christopher we have now added a guinea pig to the mix at our petting zoo … her name is Tilley. Sadie and Tulsa think she is their puppy, Dozer pays her no attention. Dad escaped to Tennessee for a week, but is now safely back home building a rock fortress at his house, maybe to keep me out? Bentley has officially been deemed insane by the vet, but that is an entire blog post all its own … let’s just say bless him for now and move along. Emma Joy is nearly an adult and has apparently taken up barn work as her new favorite hobby, she gets to the barn in her mini, which I find delightfully funny. Thad says keeping up with her when she’s driving her mini is way too much exercise … better him than me! Our garden is planted, I have a new bigger/better planter bed this year, but again, that is an entire post of its own and I will hopefully get to that sometime this weekend.
Wheeewww! I am worn out now! I shall aim to do better in posting but with our crazy schedule, who knows. I hope you had a wonderful April and are enjoying May so far. Leave me a comment and let me know you’re still alive, I’ve missed you!