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Monday Morning Motivation

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I was reading "Daily Guideposts Journeys" and came across a quote that I really liked...
"When one door closes, another opens but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we don not see the one which has opened for us"....How true!
I think about all the change in my life in the last few years.  My parents and my brother died all within a short period of time....that door closed and could not be opened.  Well I could hold onto "music".  For years I have loved to sing.  I loved to sing with praise teams, love to sing harmony and play backup keyboard.  What fun and, for me, more then that, it was my form of worship.  I was part of the worship team at Hope Creek for probably 10 years and then for about 2 years at Apex UMC.  If nothing else I could hold on to my passion....music.  For the last two or three years I have not been involved in a music ministry, but I keep looking back at the closed door.  I am ready now to move forward an…

Sylvan Heights Bird Park....Scotland Neck NC

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I had the chance to go on an adventure with a local meetup group on Saturday. The Lady Trailblazers were headed to Sylvan Heights Bird Park in Scotland Neck NC so I jumped at the chance to join them. It was a 2 hour drive so I decided to be one of many drivers taking a car load of people on this journey. I was happy to have Beth and VJ as my travel buddies, they were great navigators too:-)

From Sylvan Heights website....
"Sylvan Heights Bird Park is designed to give visitors an unforgettable up-close experience with over 2,000 ducks, geese, swans, and other exotic birds from all around the world.
Open to the public since Oct 2006, the 18 acre facility features large, walk through aviaries displaying birds from South America, North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Tranquil gardens and lush natural areas enhance the beauty of the birds on exhibit."
Here are some of the photos I took of our adventure....






























Memories of Easter 2013

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Caleb's first Egg Hunt.















Went to church on Easter Sunday Morning and then to NaNa and PaPa's house for Easter Brunch...
Caleb is the only one that had an official Easter Basket this year but we had plenty of candy on the table...



What did we have for brunch you ask....I made a Spinach and Tomato Tart, Sugared Berries, and a Baked Ham.  Steph and Josh were in charge of Scrambled Eggs and Bacon, Erica made the French Toast and Tim was our Master Drink Maker.  He made the Mimosa's and Bellini's of which I had several:-)
My Mom had a tradition every year on Easter.  She made up the baskets and then hid them and gave us clues to find our baskets.  I loved it every year and have made it our tradition as well.  This year Caleb had clues, only two but it was a good way to get him started....
Relaxing after a a long search Easter Basket Search....



 Easter aftermath....