March brought us a special occasion ~ my birthday. After a very mild winter, no snow and what looked to be an early spring, we were surprised by the cold that arrived in late March. As a joke, I wished for snow on my birthday...and the Lord sent it! Granted, it was just flurries, but it was a delightful addition to my 50th birthday! Yes, I'm now 50....it just SOUNDS really weird to say it. Inside, I still feel like a goofy kid, but the calendar and mirror say otherwise. Oh well...it was a very fun day for me. My dear co-workers at FBCLS surprised me with a staff meeting-party including a cake, black streamers decorating the room, and a basket FULL of OLD goodies like duct tape to hold up sagging parts, a magnifying glass to help OLD eyes, spackling for filling in wrinkles, and lots of prunes! It was soooo funny! And they totally surprised me. What a delightfully fun day that gave me. I am soooo blessed to work there.
AND the next day (Wednesday) the church choir sang to me and gave me yet another cake! Wow ~ what a fun and tasty week!
Hopefully, soon we'll make a trip up to N GA to the Wildflower Trail for a day-trip. THATS all I asked for for my birthday, but I have already been blessed beyond words by my family and church family.
Murphy and I share birthdays ~ so Murphy is now 1 year old.... quite an accomplishment for the Goober Hound! He's such a silly beast - still gets into mischief, and loves to play. And he has become very protective of his territory, too...he barks & growls at strangers walking down the road. Fine with me! I want him to look intimidating and protective of our yard, house and family. He was quite happy with the chewy bone we gave him for his birthday.
|Looks so scary!!!!|
|But it's just a silly grinning pup, excited about some popcorn.|
An annual tradition at FBCLS is 'flowering of the cross'. Everyone brings flowers and we put them on the cross out in front of the old sanctuary building. It so pretty ~ and a great place for family pictures.
Upon arriving home from church, we do our annual torture session of family pictures. Trying to get ONE decent picture of everyone together is a challenge. Someone is always grumpy or goofy. So I just kept clicking the camera remote and got a boat-load of pictures. Some nice, some unexpectedly funny, and some just totally weird....
|Sit. Stay! Learning to pose...|
|Good boy, Murphy!|
Happy Spring!!! Happy Birthday to me!!! And Happy Easter!!!