April In Photos
A little “snapshot” of my month in photos.
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”.
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!
In blogland, I stopped by a local blogging conference for a day called Go Blog Social.
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!)
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.)
A yummy dinner from the healthy salad queen herself, Kathryn.
And probably way too many of these chips to count them as “healthy”. (Seriously, these are my new favorite product at ALDI. Obsessed!)
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!
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.
This Burmese cream soda (with floating basil seeds), on the other hand, was not quite my “cup of tea”.
I also had a last minute Saturday night “in”, inviting the neighbors over to taste test my chicken enchilada casserole recipe.
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!!!!)
And more nachos. :)
Henry was his cute and energizer-bunny self as always….
…except when it’s bath time. #unhappycamper
He also finally got to meet his own food-blogging-crumb-catcher-BFF-to-be Cookie.
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.
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!
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.)
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.
Also, breaking news, I painted my nails for the first time in a year. Inspired by my friend, Cass.
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!