April In Photos

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A little “snapshot” of my month in photos.

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Highlight of the month: getting to be a part of our first-ever Easter choir at my church.  Words can’t say how much this morning meant to me.  Such great people, such a great church, and such a great time celebrating the power of hope and a God who’s all about making “all things new”.

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I had the privilege of getting to lead the choir and arrange some of the music, which meant I got to dust off my old music notation software to create the arrangements.  I forgot how much I love this stuff!

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In blogland, I stopped by a local blogging conference for a day called Go Blog Social.

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A few blogging friends were in town for the conference, so we had fun catching up over some local bites.  (OK Joe’s and Lulu’s, of course!)

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The month was also filled with all sorts of good food.  Some was healthy, like this 3-day juice cleanse.  (I went with a hodgepodge of my favorite brands this time.)

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A yummy dinner from the healthy salad queen herself, Kathryn.

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And probably way too many of these chips to count them as “healthy”.  (Seriously, these are my new favorite product at ALDI.  Obsessed!)

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Who knew that high school lunchroom fare could also be so fancy?  I spent a day guest-speaking in my friend Sara’s classroom, and the chef instructor prepared a gourmet meal for lunch.  Impressive!

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Ha, annnd them I had another new food experience with my ESL Burmese friend who I help tutor a few times a month.  The yellow stuff?  Something to do with fish (with tiny bones in there).  The white stuff?  Cold rice in cold broth.  The verdict?  Once I got over the temp and the fish bones, it was actually pretty tasty.

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This Burmese cream soda (with floating basil seeds), on the other hand, was not quite my “cup of tea”.

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I also had a last minute Saturday night “in”, inviting the neighbors over to taste test my chicken enchilada casserole recipe.

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And then of course, there was all of the usual Mexican food.  (Believe it or not, these photos only represent a fraction.)  Dinner with my longtime friend, Amy, who surprised me with the news that she and her husband are coming to Europe with us this summer.  (Whoo!!!!)

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Nachos.

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Margaritas.

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And more nachos.  :)

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Henry was his cute and energizer-bunny self as always….

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…except when it’s bath time.  #unhappycamper

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He also finally got to meet his own food-blogging-crumb-catcher-BFF-to-be Cookie.

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And reached the point when his hair officially has a “part”.  Which means he gets to go to the only place he dreads more than the bath: the groomer’s.

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And we (finally) got around to reading this book together.  I was curious if it would live up to the hype….and I couldn’t put it down.  I’m a fan!

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I also read (well, part of) our book club’s first graphic novel pick: Persepolis.  I gave the part I finished a major thumbs up!  Look forward to finishing this one on my trip to Florida this week.  (Photo via Sarah.)
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In other random news, I finally discovered the wonderful world of hair tutorials on YouTube.  I decided I might need more options in life than the high bun.

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Also, breaking news, I painted my nails for the first time in a year.  Inspired by my friend, Cass.

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And I was also introduced to the concept of #tweetacoffee from my friend Liz.  Which introduced me to the chai frapp at Starbucks.  (Who knew Oprah had a drink?!)  Seriously so good, and a great way to cap off the month.

Into May we go!

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  1. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — April 30, 2014 @ 10:39 pm (#)

    I need to know about #tweetacoffee :)

  2. hillary — April 30, 2014 @ 11:20 pm (#)

    #allthejuice

    what’s #tweetacoffee ?

    LOVE the low bun!

  3. Angie | Big Bear's Wife — May 1, 2014 @ 9:37 am (#)

    Sounds like a fantastic April if I do say so myself haha

  4. Jenny — May 1, 2014 @ 2:58 pm (#)

    Would you mind posting a link to the YouTube tutorial that you watched to get your hair styled as in the photo? Gorgeous!

  5. Turner — May 1, 2014 @ 8:47 pm (#)

    agreed!

  6. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — May 1, 2014 @ 9:05 pm (#)

    What an awesome month you’ve had!! I’m craving NACHOS AND MARGS now!! Awww Love that #TweetaCoffee shout out!! Isn’t it the best?!?!?