Friday, April 12, 2013

Spring Update!

I've been meaning to blog for a while, but things have just been really busy. April is one of my busiest times of year at work and with the added stress of finishing my Principal's certification, I just haven't had time to blog. 

Spring break came and went.  I didn't do too much of anything, but I did make it home to Nederland for visit with The Rents and Mamma Thelma. 

This year I decided to stay in Tyler for Easter. I met up with my friend Daniel in Shreveport for some Good Friday fun.  We attempted to find a good flea market to rummage through.  Using  the GPS in his phone we headed out on what would become an absurd route to a couple of questionable junk shops.  It all ended up being rather comical.  I love how a GPS will insist you go around the block, just to end up where you started.  In the end we decided to visit a bookstore, have lunch and grab coffee at a local hipster hangout.

We had lunch at the Strawn's Eat Shop. You know it's going to be good when you see a ton of butter on the counter as you walk in. I'd been there once before and the pie was just as good as I remember it!  The murals were pretty cool too.

We were able to finally find one pretty cool flea market/antique shop.  This southern belle lamp was fabulous.  I think it would look great on my night stand, but I resisted.

We ended the day at Rhino Coffee House. The coffee was hot and the atmosphere was cool!  I had a great time catching up with Daniel and exploring Shreveport. 

Easter Sunday I attended a Baptism ceremony at FBC Tyler, south campus.  They have a beautiful outdoor baptistry. Luckily, the rain held of until after the service. I met up with a Dallas friend and his family for his nephew's baptism.  We attended the early worship service and enjoyed a great lunch together at Yamoto.  It was nice to spend the day with friends since I couldn't be with family.

My parents celebrated 25 years at Procter Baptist last Sunday, April 7th.  Steffi, Tad, Beau and I went home to join the party.  The church honored dad in the morning service.  And because we are baptist, there was a luncheon!
 My dad's siblings surprised him by showing up for the service.  It was a great Sunday and a reminded of how blessed my family has been by the people at Procter.  The local news paper also ran an article on the anniversary. 
Beau looked pretty cute, as always.

We had some family pictures taken.  When I get them, I'll post some here or on Facebook. 

I'm just about a month away from finishing my graduate program and I'll be glad to be done.  I'm more excited then ever about the summer road trip with Christa and Amy.  Savannah. . .here we come! 

We'll that's all the news for now.  I'll try to do better with blogging.