April Windy Showers

I’m participating in a blog color story series hosted by Jules, of Pancakes and French Fries.  Each month, Ms. Jules will recap a month in the life of herself and her family using colors that have been previously chosen for that month.  For instance, April was “grass”, so everything with an emerald hue was included in that months color story. May will be ‘Jacaranda’ , so for those of you who are like me and don’t like big words, that means everything purple. You can find more details over at Jules’ blog home here.


April Windy Showers, sounds like a weather girl doesn’t it? But it pretty much sums up the month of April for all of us who live in the great Southwest. In New Mexico, spring doesn’t come with rain clouds, it blows in with lots of wind, dust, and fire threats. Maybe the wind is making my head spin too much so it was too hard to get my color story done! Yeah, that’s why it’s coming a month late!

April (the month not the blogger) brought lots of cheerful and sunny yellow  my way. If you remember from the color story for March, Ms. Jules had chosen yellow for March and green or “grass” for April. However, I being the rebel I am, decided to switch the two. Mainly because April is my birth month and namesake, and yellow happens to be my favorite color. Honestly, the reasons being less rebel like and more selfish.

April started off with a birthday celebration, mine! I turned the big 3-0, I thought it would be more traumatic than what it was. But really, 30 just feels like 29, sometimes it feels like 50, and oftentimes I wish it felt like 20, but 30 really isn’t that bad.

For my birthday Bubba and I went to visit my mother in G-town. She took us out to one of the local eateries that our family has been patronizing for nearly 20 years. I had the red enchiladas…YUM…YUM…

After gorging ourselves on the greasy goodness of cheese enchiladas and sopas fresh from the fryer, we decided a hike was in order. You could almost hear our arteries clogging up, so a bit of exercise was much needed. Besides that, who could pass up such a beautiful and sunny day?

After our little nature walk, it was time to eat again. Yup, when any of my family get together we are regular Hobbits with our 6 or 7 meals a day. (breakfast, second breakfast, elevensies, luncheon, afternoon tea, dinner and supper; by the way I had to google Hobbit meals. I’m dweebie but not that dweebie! And on another side note, second breakfast and elevensies, is actually the same meal with a different name. Just in case you were wondering.)

A birthday would not be complete without a birthday cake would it? At least that’s my rule,  and fortunately my sweet momma agrees, and slaved away to make my favorite, carrot cake with pineapple! YUM…YUM…again…

The month of April not only brought me my 30th year, but also a little road trip to AZ, you can read more about those escapades here.

While in AZ I spotted the prettiest yellow trees or maybe bush? Nonetheless, I love them and a want 2 or 30. Does anyone know what they are?

Here’s a close up…

While in Arizona, the Bubs and I, also sampled our first In-n-Out burger. It was good, but not nearly as heavenly as New Mexico’s cherished Lotaburger.

Upon our return from the freezing cold that was Arizona, (again you can read about those freezing temps here) we visited a local rose garden where I captured this beauty.

Which helped me come to terms with finally throwing out my old dusty and dried out wedding bouquet. Of course, I couldn’t toss it without taking some pictures of it first. These dried up roses mean a lot to me, not only because they were from the day I legally became someones wife ,but because I , with the help of my mother and sister made all the floral pieces for the matrimonial event. Including this bouquet of yellow roses. Maybe soon I can muster up the courage to do a post about the wedding day.

Late April, brought a time to celebrate the Risen Savior.

For Easter, we went to my sweet mom’s house again. And yes, we ate, talked, then ate again…YUM…YUM

The day after Easter brought these delightfully fattening yummies. If you love regular Reese’s you’ll really love the white chocolate variety. I had to put them in the freezer as to not polish off the entire package!

The last week of my namesake, just as the grass was starting to grow in, the beasts I call pets suddenly got interested in the watering system. Which consisted of a fancy sprinkler and a hose, but it sounds so much more sophisticated to say “watering system”.  I was so upset, I wrote a whole post about it.

However, with a little trip down to the local Home Depot the watering issue has been rectified, if only temporarily.

Let’s hope the remainder of May and all of June will bring just as much cheeriness as April (Again, the month not the blogger, although I am pretty cheery if I do say so myself!).

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