Monday, April 13, 2009

A Very Blessed Easter

Happy Monday!!! I hope everyone had a blessed Easter holiday. I have no pictures to share but I did have a good day. I woke up to a quiet house as I had stayed at my house the night before. There were no Easter baskets or hidden eggs but the sun was shining and did I mention that I woke up to a quiet house after having slept in an actual bed??? First blessing of the day--LOL

I did miss the kids though as I knew they would be waking up full of excitement to see what the Easter Bunny had brought them. I have kinda grown used to their morning sounds of feet pattering across the floor, Dora on the TV, Carson waking me up to ask if he can play his Playstation. I will miss that when I finally have a place of my own.

Indy and I had our usual morning bowl of cereal, I read the paper and lazily got ready for Sunday School and Church. We had a great Easter Service and I really enjoyed the way Pastor ended it. We ended yesterday's service with communion. Pastor read the scripture about "this is my body...", the deacons passed out the "bread" and once everyone had been served Pastor reminded us what it meant to take the body of Christ. Pastor then read the scripture about "this is my blood..", they passed out the juice and once everyone had been served Pastor reminded us that by taking this we were taking forgiveness. Pastor then said that the Bible reminds us that they left with a hymn. So he asked that everyone join hands and we all sang Amazing Grace. It was so moving and I just felt so connected to God, the church and the people there.

After church, I went through Jack-In-The-Box for a salad. I came back to my house, changed clothes and curled on the couch to watch the finale of Life and eat. I had just finished eating when Katie called and asked if I wanted to join her, Campbell, Amanda and Sherry at Denny's for lunch. I met them and had dessert. Campbell has grown up so much and was just talking away through the meal. At one point, I told her she was a fairy princess and she replied "no, you are". I guess she knows me pretty well. After Denny's, I went back to my house and Indy and I curled up for a Sunday afternoon nap. That evening I went to Brian and Kathi's for Easter dinner, which was also really nice. After dinner I headed back to Tim and Becky's.

Like I said, it was a blessed day.


Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

THanks so much for the sweet comment on my blog! To answer your question, reverse masking is when you cut out a shape in scrap paper (in my case, a rectangle) and you put the scrap cut out over your card or whatever it is you're stamping on. Then you stamp. The "mask" keeps everything inside the rectangle. Hope that makes sense. There's a tutorial on SCS here:

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Hi Jekka,

Like Charmaine, I appreciate the kind comment you left on my blog. Sorry for answering here, but I didn't have an email address for you.

Yes, I stamp with ink, then emboss with detail clear embossing powder while the ink is still wet enough to hold the embossing powder. After that I colored my image with markers. I love the finished look I get on my images with using embossing powder, and it also helps the ink stay inside the lines when coloring.

If I can help you further, please don't hesitate to email me. :)

Rachel B said...

I just read your comment on Renee Swope's blog. I could soooo relate to your words. Just wanted to stop in to let you know that you are not alone in your struggles and that I said a prayer for you today. I too would be very interested in doing an online study on the topic of "finding the real me"...and I'm going to leave a comment on Renee's blog telling her so. :) I'm also really looking forward to hearing Renee speak here in Iowa in October. She is such a great vessel of encouragement and strength, isn't she?!