Tuesday, April 8, 2008

April Milestones


April has always been a big month in my family. There are several April birthdays on both sides of my family. I want to shout "Hey!" to my cousins Cheryl, Brian, Karen and Rick, who share this birthday month with me. One of my grandmothers had an April birthday, as well as several aunts and uncles. My brother-in-law also claims an April birthday. As Wayne and Garth would say, "Party on!" That's what we did, all during April!
Like the picture? My mom made the dress. And it was a combined Easter/birthday party that year. My cousin, as you can see, is not thrilled with my display of cousinly affection.

Other April milestones:

1. My car is paid for as of TODAY. The Camry is all mine now, and I hope will be for years to come. It is the first car I bought new (had only 15 miles on it).

2. April 12 is my one year blogging anniversary. Yes, at 4:45 p.m. on April 12, I logged into blogger for the first time, and posted the forgettable entry Saving Newspapers. At the time I didn't know how to do hyperlinks, blogrolls, images, videos: pretty much anything! There is still a lot I don't know (I would now call my computer knowledge "uneven").

3. I get get to meet up with fellow-blogger Jan sometime this week. I think this will be my 4th blogger meet-up. I have met fellow-bloggers RevDrKate, HotCup Lutheran and HubHC, and Fran, and Pastor Eric! (Just last week.) I hope to meet some fellow-bloggers also at the Festival of Homiletics in May here in My Town.

4. April 15 is not only tax day for us. It is the anniversary of the day we brought Scout home, three years ago. I picked her up at the nursing home, and listened to her howl all the way home in the car.
The next day I went to a church assembly the whole day. It also rained all day. My poor husband had to deal with a six-week-old puppy that didn't want to go out in the rain.
But, she did enjoy meeting the mailman, as you can see.
We studied a lot before we got Scout. We thought we knew a lot. But, as with blogging, there was a Very High Learning Curve.

16 comments:

Jan said...

Diane, I am so excited about meeting you. I keep telling friends about your hospitality before it happens!

The picture of your family brought back memories of my childhood, because my mother made all my clothes, too. She made clothes for my children until she died in 1992.

So glad your car is entirely yours.

And I'll see you around your blogging anniversary. Cool.

Barbara B. said...

Wow -- April is quite the month!!!

LOVE the pictures! :)

FranIAm said...

Oh Jan and Diane in one place- I am officially VERY jealous!!!

Diane- what a big month for you girl.

I loved reading this post- very fun.

Presbyterian Gal said...

April is my mom's birthday month as well.

Lots of good things for you in April.

Hug Jan for us!

Kievas said...

Your grandmother reminds me quite a bit of my favorite aunt. Congrats on the upcoming bloggiversary.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

yeah you met me! hubhc was totally not himself, crabby, drained from his poor performance at the marathon... so *sigh* normally the hotcups are a little more with it! next time diane, next time...

isn't that all of life though, we think we 'know' and it turns out there is a very high learning curve...

Diane said...

Hotcup, we knew he was tired and understood. We still had a very good time! and look forward to "next time".

emmapeelDallas said...

Happy Birthday, and congratulations on having your car paid for (woo hoo!) and on your blogging anniversary. I'm so glad you decided to do it!

Rev SS said...

Wow! Happy April!

Mary Ellen said...

Ah yes...those Aries! I have an April birthday, too. Although...my birthdays are different than most, I only count the odd years, keeps me younger that way.

Scout is a yellow lab? Awwwww! I have a chocolate lab, Fannie May. She's a real sweetheart...a therapy dog.

DogBlogger said...

Happy April, and guess what? That's the very same day, same year we brought Angus (aka "The Boy") to live with us. Only he was a year old already.

Diane said...

Scout is a golden retriever/husky mix. She looks a lot like a golden lab, though.

steve said...

Happy early blogiversary! Thank you for sharing this gift with all of us.

Lindy said...

Mazl Tov on your blogaversary Diane. And I made up that word -- blogaversary-- just for you. What a blessing you are! Your blog is one of my daily stops, one of the good things I do just because I want to. Thank you for being out here.

zorra said...

Congratulations on all of the above! We paid off our car just last month! (High five!)
Maybe Jan will bring you back to Texas with her....

more cows than people said...

very cool stuff... you've been blogging less than a year? that is hard to imagine!

congrats on all the milestones.