Monday, April 21, 2014

Funny Gifts. I didn't say Good ones.

Wonderful trip to Atlanta.  It's already green down here, they just had the dogwood festival in Piedmont Park, and flowers are in BLOOM!!
Of course, you already know dogwoods love to bloom under the canopy of bigger trees.

..and hydrangeas are gorgeous.  And love filtered light.  And can't escape me.

My attempt at bringing *bloom* to my house.  Hydrangeas dying in my care after a few hours. . . (you know, they tried to escape.)
Here's what you do.  Put them in a bathtub, fill with water, and w-a-i-t.  Two hours is good, and they are gorgeous again!!  (But you have to repeat daily.)

Boxwood Gardens was so inspirational, with all it's gorgeousness.  Play along with me and see what's missing above...

'Cause I was waiting to have this beauty wrapped!!  I think I'm going to use it to serve my spring pea orzo on Easter!! (that I've never even made before...come on over my sweet guinea pig family!)

Ready to go to happy Easter homes!  (and their hydrangeas looked happy, so they must be bathed hourly!)

I actually said, "Gotcha!" to the man walking out the door.  Yes, I was heartily embarrassed.  I even asked if he needed help carrying all those hydrangeas to his big BMW suv.  Awkwardness, anyone?

And here's what we give on Easter.  Gun-shaped ice.  We're weird?  Or prepared.  Yeah, it's the first one.

Obviously I shop at weird, hilarious stores!!  But I have friends that make me go, so I have to get them good gifts.  I'm a good friend like that.

..and this is for Ethan.  It even has coordinating buttons to push so you can *hear* the farts.  You know, so you don't have to use your imagination if you've never heard a monkey pass gas.

Waiting on Ches to come out to go some more.  Poor guy had to work.  I love these lights under the awning..wouldn't they be awesome under my porch?! 
So..we head back tomorrow..after all of our flowers, sight-seeing, dinners, movies, and shopping.  We are laughed out, better rested, and ready to celebrate Easter with our family!  If I don't talk to you before then, enjoy your day of rejoicing, for Jesus died for my sins and yours.  It's a sacrifice I'd hate to under-appreciate.  Remember to hide an empty egg for Jesus isn't here, He's RISEN!

But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified.  He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said.  Come see the place where He lay."  Matthew 28: 5-6

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