I'm joining Miss Melanie premiere link up called Favorite Things Thursday.
Week # 1
Show Us Your Favorite Book
(sorry but I had to narrow it down to 4)
The Lion's Paw was my all-time favorite book of my childhood. My favorite teacher, Mrs. Thorpe, read it to us in the fourth grade. It took place in the state I was raised in so I felt so familiar with the settings. I read it more times than I can count. I loved that book and I loved Mrs. Thorpe. She instilled a love of reading in me. She finished reading it right before Christmas break and it has been a bittersweet memory for me as she was transferred to another school in our district. I missed her terribly.
In Jr. High (wow, I'm really dating myself) we were assigned the book, To Kill a Mocking Bird" to read. It was the first book I read that I couldn't put down because I just had to figure out the mystery. I loved the book and later saw the movie and loved it also.
The last book that I read has become one my favorites.
Through Ann Voskamp's writings, she has taught me to be thankful in all things. A lesson I wish I had learned a long time ago because it has change me forever.
My niece is helping to raise money for the purchase of blankets for the children at Trees of Glory. They are taking donations for authentic ethiopian bracelets. Time is short and they have 20 "love" bracelets to give away. To help "Wrap Them In Love" with blankets go to Jessica's post.
The "Love" Bracelet with English and Amharic lettering
We ended our Easter weekend with a celebration at my parents house. I come from a big family and it's always great to get together. We celebrated two birthdays also. Hunter's 10th and Mrs. LeBreton's 90th.
(Note to family. Alot of the best pictures would not download. There is some type of error on my card. Sorry)
(who by the way, wants me to hurry up with his picture so he can open his basket)
My beautiful first born, Melissa
This is the child that taught me the meaning of a "mother's love".
Melissa had a most delicious brunch on Easter. Somehow I didn't manage to take pictures of her cute decorations and beautiful menu spread. It was really yummy. I did, however, to many complaints I might add, get pictures of their Easter baskets I made them. What kids will do (when their mom makes them).