Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!!

Easter is my favorite holiday. Christmas is really great because it's a celebration of Jesus' birth. But Easter is a celebration of Jesus' completion of God's plan. It's the celebration of the eternal life that we can all have in Heaven because of Jesus' sacrifice.

We have also had another celebration this week - our daughter Tasha turned 18. We asked her what she wanted to do and she decided on a road trip. So early Wednesday morning we loaded up the Durango and headed to Washington DC to the zoo. Here's a shot of the kids between exhibits.

Yesterday our oldest son got a fun assignment at work:

LOL. He wasn't all that thrilled. The ventilation was close to nothing and the eye holes weren't really near his eyes. But he's a good sport and did his best. He said it was amazing how many kids loved him from afar but were scared to death to sit with him.

So today has been low key. Our plans for church were not to be so I ended up running to the store for raisin bread and then in to pick up Ryan at his apartment. Rodger made french toast and it's one of Ryan's favorites - and since he was supposed to go to church with us we would have missed seeing him today had he not come out.

We did an egg hunt for Joe and Timmy although Rodger tried to tell them they're too old for it (the eggs were in the back of the shed at the bottom of a stack of bins and the store was sold out of them). But we managed. Here they are as they take off:

On the quilting front, as I mentioned in my last post, I'm doing the A Tisket A Tasket BOM from Bunny Hill (you can click on the link on the right hand side if you'd like more details). I'm making individual wallhangings and I finished up the April one last night.

I can remember a time I was completely intimidated by applique work but I noticed the other night almost every thing I've made lately has included applique in some form. I haven't perfected it - but I'm getting more comfortable with it.

Well there's a ham and some sweet potatoes I really need to get in the oven. So here's a parting shot of Thunder. If you look closely at his nose you'll notice a little red dot. That's Ryan's laser keychain. Thunder loves it. Rodger has one too and one night they were both playing with him at the same time. Great entertainment for those of us easy to amuse. lol. It amazes me how big he's gotten.

Until next time, hugs and stitches. Jody

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