Our red tulip, from my friend Georgie,
welcoming Easter on our patio. Perfect timing!
What a wonderful service this morning, so peaceful and
the culmination of the Triddeum, the 3 day celebrations working up to
the gift that is Easter. To be fair, I was in church on Thursday and Friday,
but not Saturday night for the Vigil. Instead, I was with these two:
The two without teeth.
Son Jim took daughter in law Amy out for her
birthday, and Jax and Paiton and I colored eggs, and then
went to see "Home", a new animated movie. It was
pretty moving... Jax admitted that he cried.
We recommend it for all grandmas and
The old maple over the deck of the old house is leafing out again.
It's such a beautiful, but fragile old tree.
Two squirrels ran across the yard yesterday afternoon, and up the big maple tree.
This girl barreled out of the car and went straight to the tree.
She laid there for a long time.
I'm going to give her GREAT credit... a vulture flew low over the yard on Friday, and dove at Jester.
Lilly jumped into the air, scaring it, and then circled, keeping it above ground. I saw it with my own eyes, but did not have the camera in my hand. Yayyy for Lilly!
In Kansas, this is not an air-raid siren.
It is, plain and simple, a tornado siren. See those leaden skies?
We are in tornado season.
We expect bad weather this coming week, in fact, so these
sirens are very necessary.
Thank heavens, this house has a storm shelter.
I'm glad the vulture didn't get our little guy.
And that our big girl is so vigilant.
Today, Keith and I celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary.
We played miniature golf on our wedding night with
grandson Chris, and son Brandon. We had a great laugh about it this morning, as we went to eat brunch after church. On one hand, it seems so long ago... but again, it seems like yesterday.
I forgot to have our waitress take our picture at the table, but, as she was really hopping, it would have been an imposition.
I'll try to get a picture of the two of us, soon!
I hope everyone had a blessed Easter!
I just realized... I never took pictures of any of the Easter baskets this year.
Keith had fun delivering them to the four little ones on his side yesterday, and
Jax and Paiton (and bigger sibs Jacob and Madison) got theirs when
they came over in the afternoon. It's a good old custom, and one
we intend to keep up. It's not a toy opportunity, either... I don't believe
in baskets full of toys for a religious holyday.