Saturday, April 28, 2012

Play Ball!

This was John's first year playing travel baseball.
The North Georgia Titans formed out of a group of
friends who have played baseball and football together for years.
A dozen 8th and 9th grade boys and some very enthusiastic Dads make 
up this team.  These pictures were taken Saturday at a very hot
field in Loganville, Georgia. 

Monday, April 16, 2012

Hilton Head

What a great Spring Break!
A few days at the beach was just the right prescription
for 4 seriously busy people.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Easter Tablescape

I decided that this year, I would start early and be ready for Easter dinner.
In years past, this event has been squeezed in between Spring Break,
church events, special music at church and finishing smocked dresses!
Many a night before Easter, I was up at 1:00 or 2:00 AM hemming
that Easter dress! (Sadly, there are no more smocked dresses for Easter!
They now come from the junior department at Dillard's.)
I did start with the tablescape, though.  I made new placemats.
That satisfied the need to be sitting at the sewing machine before the big day.

Using napkins that I already had, I added the work horse of
all tablescapes, Mikasa's Italian Countryside and salad plates
from... of all places... K Mart.  They are part of a Jaclyn Smith 
collection that I found a while back and I love their color.
One of my favorite decorations for Easter has always been the bunny
that Mama found ten years ago at a gift shop in Franklin, Tennessee.

This year I found a few additional pieces of the same collection on ebay.

Too cute...

I also used white tulips in my dining room.

For something different, this year I used place cards.
Since all of us know who we are and where we sit,
I printed Matthew 28:6 on them:
"He is not here, He is risen, just as he said."
I found them here.

I also found matching Easter cupcake picks
that looked great on Julia's cupcakes.

We had a great day and the icing on the (cup)cake was
that the Easter Bunny brought us all a trip to....
the beach!

I'm linking to Between Naps on the Porch.

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Happy Easter

He is not here.
He has risen.
Just as he said.

I found the idea for this centerpiece on Pinterest.
I thought that it was such a great lesson in one arrangement.
How often does that happen?  Julia enjoyed helping me with this and kept
it watered. Our grass was sparse, but still made for a great piece,
I thought.  This second pic shows the crosses a little better.

 What an awesome day it has been.
Our 2nd through 5th grade choir sang in the 11:00
traditional service. We had such a great service
and it was certainly full of people.
Afterwards, we were one of several families
whose parents won the argument with kids and had
pictures made in front of the cross that was
covered in flowers courtesy of the Children's 
Sunday School classes.