Saturday, March 30, 2013

Spring Arriving in time for Easter

It may be hard to believe that we were snowed in this week, with all the warm sunshine we are having this weekend but I had to hope with all my heart that Spring would arrive in time for Easter.  There are still no beautiful flowers in bloom everywhere but at least the snow has mostly disappeared.  An ice cream cake made a special birthday girl happy, although it hadn't reached the 50 degree mark just yet here.  I made some pretty Spring time candles to forget how cold it was outside, but what really lifted our spirits was being outside yesterday evening and watching this huge hot air balloon going over.  It felt so close and it was quiet so we could hear the roar of the fire and it was so nice, we were not shivering.  Happy Easter!

Let all that I am praise the Lord, with my whole heart I will praise his Holy name.
Let all that I am praise the Lord, may I never forget the good things He does for me.
Psalm 103:1-2

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Newsworthy on Saturday

Small town news is much different than big town news so I thought I would give you a laugh today with our local newspaper that has a photo of me and my daughter on the front page.  Yes, that's us, looking at prom dresses a couple of weeks ago, it was a rainy day...don't we look excited?  Emily gave me her eye of approval when I showed her our photo.  I think she laughed too.
This is our last week of Lent and I was so hoping for some spring time photo opportunities by now, but since the flowers are only about 3 inches high and keep getting frozen, I decided to post a photo that was taken a couple of years ago that so reminded me of warmer days.  We are having blue skies today but by tomorrow, everything is supposed to be covered with snow once again.  There is a tradition I was reading about, known as "praying the steps" that is done on Good Friday at a church in Cincinnati.  This is obviously a lesson in patience as well.  It takes people a good hour and a half to make this pilgrimage up the steps.  So I will also be patient for spring to arrive and be thankful for every step along the way.
Be truly glad.  There is wonderful joy ahead!  I Peter 1:16