April’s photo dump

As I may have mentioned a time or two, I have a penchant for taking a ridiculous amount of photos, but sadly I don’t have the same penchant for blogging about them. So to remedy that problem, you have the honor of witnessing my first ever photo dump. Yeah, I’ve done monthly wrap ups, and I even did an entire blog recap when I hit 100 posts. But this time, I don’t really have a reason for sharing random photos, except just for the sheer joy of putting them out there. So, grab a tall glass of sweet tea and get comfy…

During the month of April I celebrated my 20+10+1 birthday. (I’ll let you do the math.)

Bubba makes a homemade birthday cake for me every year. And every year Annie-dog supervises.

Besides the delicious cake, I also received tulips for my birthday. Purple ones…

And white ones! Oh, and I finally got to use my owl vase!

The weekend before my birthday we took a little trip down to Las Cruces  where we viewed the raging Rio Grande River.

Visited with Bubba’s family…

Dined at one of our favorite Italian food establishments…

Then on our way home, saw many desolate areas…

After all the birthday celebrating had calmed down, it was time to celebrate Easter. One of my favorite holidays, not only is it a holiday filled with pretty pastels and Peeps (come on how could you not love sugar covered marshmallows?) it’s also a day to celebrate our Savior’s glorious resurrection.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” 1 Peter 1:3

Apparently, this photo dump turned into a recap of April, and of course a recap of a national holiday, my birthday!!

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New Years 2012

When you last heard from me, I went on and on about our Christmas spent with my sweet Momma. This time around, I thought I’d talk about how Bubba and I celebrated New Years, and another certain milestone.

On December 29th, Bubba and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary. Yeah, I know, an entire year as a married woman! I can’t believe it either, and neither can Bubba as I am still referred to as “the girlfriend”. Hopefully, soon I can stop asking him who is girlfriend is when he starts remembering who is wife is.

To celebrate this milestone, we decided it would be fun to head back down to Las Cruces, where we tied the knot, and where my Bubba was born and raised. While we were down there we visited with his family, and my in-laws. There was lots of chatter, and lots of driving from place to place.

Being back in our old college town, and the place where we became Mr. and Mrs. Bubba,  allowed us to sort of re-live our wedding feast. We ate at the same restaurant that we hosted the wedding dinner, and ate nearly the same dishes we had that evening exactly one year before. It was tastey, romantic, and quiet. And apparently, un-photo worthy as I didn’t take one shot of our anniversary evening or any shots of my sweet in-laws.

I did however, make sure to get a picture of my most favorite of seasonal treats, a peppermint caliche from the former Scoopy’s. If you are ever in the Las Cruces area, I highly recommend this frozen custard stand, Caliches, named after one of it’s most popular menu items. It’s guaranteed to make your mouth happy, but your jeans grimace.

New Year’s came and went, without a photo to prove it. Actually, it didn’t even feel like a holiday. Bubba and I spent it at home, watching movies and in general being lazy. Which is sort of a holiday, taking the day off, forgetting the stress of day to day life.  But to me a holiday should be filled with lots of home cooked food and family. Maybe next year, I will plan a nice dinner and invite nearby loved ones. We could have who-pudding and rare who-roast beast. Doesn’t that sound delicious?