GOD's my island hideaway, keeps danger far from the shore,
throws garlands of hosannas around my neck.
(Psa 32:7 MSG)


Happy Easter!

He is risen!  
He is risen indeed!

For our family, Easter is a time to celebrate.
We celebrate our resurrected Lord Jesus. 
We celebrate the Life He alone gives us.
And to celebrate, we spend time together with loved ones.

This year, we celebrated today (Saturday) with T's family.  Tomorrow, Easter Sunday, we'll celebrate with my parents.  Tomorrow afternoon, Bubba and I will also participate in a special celebration dance.  Up to Faith has organized a "global" dance event--groups and individuals around the world are doing this same dance on Easter Sunday.  We'll record our efforts and send our edited video to Up to Faith who will in turn re-edit ALL the videos they receive together into one!  Wow!  I will try and post a link to the final video once it's available.

1 backyard + 169 plastic eggs + 11 kiddos = a slightly chaotic bit of fun!

All the eggs were found. Including the special EMPTY one--a reminder that Jesus' tomb was empty!

He is risen!
He is risen indeed! 



lucky or no, thirteen is how many years i've been married to my best friend.  and yes, after 13 years, we're still the best of friends!  i love love love my man and am so very thankful the Lord gave me such a wonderful husband! 

happy anniversary to my sweetheart!  i ♥ u!


i've put off posting this today because i'm bummed that my man had to leave today.  i'm not talking about the normal go-to-work leave here.  i'm talking about the my-hubby-has-to-go-to-the-cities-7-hours-away-and-won't-be-home-until-thursday-and-i-have-to-spend-my-anniversary-alone-with-the-kiddos kind of leave.  it stinks--at least we think so.  you can take my word on that.  but he had to go for some work-related classes or workshops or whatever they are.  so i understand.  really.  i do.  in my head i do.  but not so much in my heart which tells me he should be here spending our special day with me! 

so what did i do all day?  let's see.  i spent the morning here at my computer.  mostly just doing some perfectioKnits-related stuff and Facebook. and dripping on occasion.  after lunch, i decided to distract myself a bit and did a little baking.  had to use up my nearly black bananas before they weren't usable, so i baked a batch of banana "muffins" for cj who doesn't care for cherries.  {just used the same recipe and baked in muffin cups!}   and then a double batch of my mom's banana-cherry bread.  yum!  the house smells wonderful!  i just wish i hadn't bumped the top of my arm on the edge of the oven as i was reaching in for the bread pans.  yowch!  that hurt.  still does a little.  i used an ice pack to cool it down and it doesn't look like it's going to blister.  still not really sure how that happened.  i'm usually VERY careful when baking!

after my baking, i turned the computer back on and did some more perfectioKnits-related business {found some buttons that i think will be perfect for some of my items. good price.  ordered 2 kinds in lots of 100.  so excited that they're coming from the UK!}

we finally decided on ramen noodles for tonight's dinner. 
[yes, mom, we'll manage.  i even have chicken thawing in the fridge for tomorrow.]
and now i'm back on here writing this while the boys are deciding which movie we're going to watch.  i think they've decided...so it's time for me to go!


Decorah eagles

I've been so busy starting my perfectioKnits business on Etsy, that I haven't been able to keep up with this blog at all lately!   One of the more interesting things that's being shared on Facebook these days is the following live video feed.  These eagle parents and babies are so fun to watch!  I had hoped to see the 3rd eaglet hatch, but even though I missed it, it's been very educational {for both myself and the boys} watching the parents care for their young.

Live Broadcasting by Ustream

Enjoy!  I have some perfectioKnits work to do now!
Have a happy Saturday!