Monday, April 16, 2012

Catching up on Easter and Other News

Oh, that my words were now written! Oh, that they were printed in a book, that they were graven with an iron pen and lead, in the rock for ever! For I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth; and though after my skin, worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God . . .
Job 19: 25

This last week has literally flown by (evidenced by the lack of blogging)! So, I think that I'm actually going to post two entries to catch up on the news.

Easter was great. As it always happens, we didn't take a single picture, so nothing "visual" to post. We spent the entire day with the Keultjeses. We got up kind of early in order to have our breakfast and to give each other some little presents. Mom and Dad got us each a charm for our bracelets, a little stuffed animal (mine is a billy goat!), and some snacks: prunes and goldfish crackers. We're not much into candy. For Elizabeth, there was a beautiful stained-glass picture of black-capped chickadees, which she has hanging on the window above the kitchen sink. For me, there was a gorgeous yellow-metal watering can. That'll come in great handy for my garden this year. It doesn't have one of those silly little "shower head" spouts on it that just ends up spreading water all of the leaves of the plant. I can't wait to use it!

There was another thing in mine that just thrills me. Another garden gnome. This is a little fellow lounging on his stomach with his feet in the air. For shade from the hot garden sun, he's resting underneath an open daisy --- that's just his size!

So, after we finished breakfast and all our family fun, we had barely enough time to get "fancied up" and in the car. We even went to church with the Keultjeses, so we had one long pew for all of us. Claire and Hannah were up for the weekend, and their cousin, Nathan, came in from Columbus. There was communion at the end of service, but this church uses those little pieces of pressed cardboard (commonly known as "wafers") for bread. Yuck. ELizabeth actually likes that poison?! The real shocker came when the wine was actually . . . wine! Whoa. Half a little communion cup did me in for probably twenty minutes. Wine and I just don't agree.

Back to their house to get ready for lunch and have an egg hunt for us "kids" (the youngest one was 21 years old). That was fun. Everybody had a certain color of eggs assigned to them and had to find all eight of their eggs. There was also a set of eight camouflage eggs that were "free" finds. Anybody could find and keep as many of those as they came across. The colored eggs for everybody had little candies and chocolates inside of them, but the camo eggs had money. Let me tell you, that was a fun time! Really great.

Lunch was nice, with some other people arriving for that. Mrs. Keultjes made cheesy-apples --- and that's always great! We all sat around and talked until about six o'clock, then we decided to head home.

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