Wednesday, April 29, 2009

It's Wednesday!!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

It's been a while...

So, I just noticed that it's been over 2 weeks since my last post. I better update so that I don't get a nasty email from my sister, Amy, telling me I'm a slacker! :-)

I've done a lot in the last two weeks. I went on a wonderful Ladies Retreat with my friend Stephanie. I go every year in April. It's definitely something I look forward to. This year the speaker was Ruth McWhite. Ruth was actually the speaker at the very first retreat I went to with Steph. She is an amazing speaker and so passionate about growing closer to God. The theme this year was "Recipes for Living". Ruth shared with us about the excitement of experiencing God, about prayers that satisfy, liberation from our sinful nature, the life God intends for us to have, and the sweet aroma of Christ. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE spending those 2 days each year being renewed!

Another plus this year was that Steph asked me to help her with the music! I love to sing but haven't done a lot of that since we left First Baptist North Spartanburg. I was so excited when she asked me to help. I loved every minute of standing up there helping lead in worship! Thanks Steph for giving me that opportunity! :-)

On Saturday of the retreat we have free time in the afternoon. We always pile in Steph's Suburban and head into Hendersonville to walk Main Street. I love spending time with those girls! We laugh until we hurt and pretty much just act silly. I'll post a few pics of our crazy time together from that afternoon.

A mannequin made out of bras and panties! :-)

Kim with her sunglasses on the back of her head

The other Kim about to drink the green tabasco!

I had some plastic surgery on my lips while I was away.

Steph couldn't let Kim be the only one to drink tabasco!

Steph and I

Kim, me, Kim, and Joy

Friday, April 10, 2009

Carrots, Bunnies, and Jelly Beans

Tomorrow is Ashlyn's birthday so we celebrated at her school today. She gave me specific instructions on what she wanted me to do for cupcakes! She wanted them to look like they had grass with a bunny and Easter eggs on them. I wasn't sure what to do for the bunnies but I ended up finding a bag of 40 little plastic bunnies at Hobby Lobby for $1.50. Not bad! We used Smarties Jelly Beans as the Easter eggs. I intended on making the grass look more like grass but couldn't find the right tip to ice them with so....I did the best I could. :-) I think Ash was pleased with them! Her face lit up big time when I got to her classroom and she saw them for the first time.

We also made these cute "carrots"! We used the Wilton 12 inch plastic decorating bags, filled them with Cheetos, and tied them up with a piece of green tissue paper and green curly ribbon. By the way....I've learned to cheat and buy the gift bows that are made from curly ribbon. They are already curled for you and you just pull a string of it out and have the curls already done for you!! :-)