Friday, April 10, 2009

April Madness

Forget March Madness, around our house, it always turns into April Madness!

April started, as it always does, with my birthday. I had the absolute most perfect day! I spent the morning in a quilt store with my mom where she treated me to some fat quarters to play with and I got fabric for the baby quilt I'm making. She also got me some great reference books with most of the traditional patterns in them so I can play around with them. On our way home, she treated me to one of my favorite lunches. She had to head off, but I picked Jake up from school and he and I played with Willow. We all sat down to my favorite dinner of breaded garlic chicken and at my DQ cake while I introduced them to one of my favorite websites: Cake Wrecks. (They show pictures of what people wanted for their wedding cake, and then what they actually got - hilarious!) It was the best birthday I've had. Hopefully that means I am in for a great year!

We've been trying to get unpacked and make the house more lived in. We are STILL waiting on our furniture, which is so frustrating. It's had to have a living room without a couch! If all things go according to plan (HA!) we will have them before the end of the month. 

Our digital camera broke last week, so I've been unable to take any pictures of the house and little Willow. We're working on getting it fixed so I can show you our house!

Speaking of Willow, she was spayed yesterday. I felt so guilty dropping her off, but the nurse called and said she is wonderful and they are all in love with her cute little face. She is getting so big and is so much fun to play with! Dan and I went out for dinner last night and felt like "parents" - we talked about her through a good chunk of our meal! :) I know we aren't really parents yet, but she is our little baby and we just adore her. Dan's even taking a half day to come with me to pick her up this afternoon. Hopefully she won't be too mad at us!

Now a question - Does anyone have good tips on how to politely turn away the door-to-door Jehovah's Witnesses? I was trying to be nice to the ones who stopped by today, but they were quite pushy and made me uncomfortable. He asked me, "What is your understanding of what happened at Easter?" When I told him Jesus is my guy and He died for me and by His grace I'll get to join Him someday! This gentleman didn't like that and started to tell me how wrong I am and I didn't know what to do other than shut the door. Any tips for next time? I'm thinking maybe I'll just start singing next time: 
"I am a C
I am a Ch
I am a C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N (Yea Haw!)
and I have C-H-R-I-S-T in my H-E-A-R-T
and I will L-I-V-E E-T-E-R-N-A-L-L-Y!"

I wonder how that would go over... ;)