April 2021

4th Edition

joy journal

April 2021


A thousand words

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  Okey Chapel, Lecta, Ohio

Happy Easter

Easter is a very significant date within Christianity and is the foundation of the Christian faith. Christians believe that Jesus, the Son of God, fulfilled prophecy and through his death, has given the gift of eternal life to those who believe in his death and resurrection. Read the entire Biblical account of Resurrection Day in Matthew 28, Mark 16, and Luke 24. www.crosswalk.com

“He Is Risen” – Wreath


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Easter Table Setting

Decorate your table with creative place settings.

  1. Place silverware on top of a loosely rolled or folded napkin.
  2. Top with a fresh tulip, daffodil or other spring flower. Use one or more flowers depending on your desired simplicity and/or color scheme.
  3. Tie everything together with a piece of ribbon or jute.

laughter

APRIL FOOLS: Put googley eyes 👀 on all the food in the refrigerator.

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Quotes

“THE BEST AND MOST BEAUTIFUL THINGS IN THE WORLD CANNOT BE SEEN OR EVEN TOUCHED. THEY MUST BE FELT WITH THE HEART”

– Helen Keller

brain teaser

❤️ Where does Valentine’s Day come AFTER Easter?

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Last Month’s: When is an Irish potato not an Irish potato? When it is French Fries.


“WHAT’S COOKING?”

BLUEBERRY PANCAKES

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup blueberries
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INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, and oil. Add remaining ingredients and whisk until well combined.
  2. Heat griddle over medium-high heat; spray with cooking spray.
  3. Add 1/4 cup batter to griddle for each pancake. Sprinkle with 1 Tbsp of blueberries to each pancake and cook until edges start to dry and bubbles begin to form. (1 – 2 minutes). Flip pancakes and cook for another minute.
  4. Top with butter and your favorite syrup!

KIDS CRAFT CORNER

Emoji Easter Eggs

Supplies:

1 dozen eggs

bright yellow food coloring

Markers/Paint – Black, Red, Light Blue, White

Directions:

Boil Eggs and let cool

Color eggs until they reach bright yellow.

Decorate by painting or drawing expression faces on each egg.

If hiding eggs, have the children mimic the egg faces as they find them. Take lots of pictures of those faces for an upcoming project.

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BOOTSIE’S BLOG

“I smell bunnies!”

Aw, springtime!

My favorite time of year. Everything comes to life. The birds sing louder, more often and there seems to be a lot more of them. The snow melts away exposing delicious worms and other crawling insects. Butterflies flutter everywhere.

But the best part of springtime is “I smell bunnies!” Hundreds of bunnies start popping their heads out and hopping around the property. Even though I can still smell them with my superhero senses, it is always a mystery to me where they go during the winter time!

The only game I play is hunting and before I adopted my new family, bunnies were my favorite thing to hunt. They are a very exciting reward.

I guess my person must not like those bunnies, because one day when I brought her one as a gift, she said, “We will have no more of that Missy!” I soon realized that she calls me that in a commanding voice when she is super serious about something.

Even though, I am now forbidden to hunt bunnies, I still find great pleasure in smelling them and watching them through several strategically placed windows in my forever home.

Aw, springtime!


adopt a pet!

Meet Cash:

He is a 4 year old Austrialian Cattle dog. He has the Cattle dog stubbornness but does want to please. He gets along with kids (over 7 years old, due to herding instinct). He is a tail-wagger with other dogs and seems to respect cats. He has some training. He knows the commands: sit, off, and no, and would be further trainable with praise, treats, toys, and a kind touch. His breed is expected to be loyal, protective, alert, intelligent, and easy-going with family. This is an active, herding breed and will do best if he has a job to do. He does have some vision issues, so he will need a human that understands this and will keep him safe. A fully-fenced yard is a must. He is also a bit overweight, so will need a good amount of exercise.

Who could resist those gentle eyes?

For info: Humane Society of Skagit Valley – 360-757-0445 – www.skagithumane.org

Photo by Humane Society


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