It's a partly cloudy Monday afternoon and the wind is getting up. There is a chance of rain later and we need a little to get the corn up and also to activate the pre-emergent pesticide; we have finally started planting!
We received an inch and a half (at least) last Monday. It was a good rain. Temperatures dropped into the 40s Tuesday, but it warmed back up to 80 during the weekend.
Lyla had a big fourth birthday party on Saturday and we, along with Liz and Justin, were joined by Clint and Courtney, and Shelley Dickey and Catherine McCalla, the Queen of Mt. Carmel! Lyla had a ‘Frozen’ birthday party with cake, napkins and plates, and received several ‘Frozen’ toys and the DVD. The hit of the party was an animated card sent by Dot Smith of Pensacola, Fla. Everyone laughed and played with it; it was the hit of the party. It was a great party and everyone had a big time. Happy birthday, Lyla!
I cooked all day on Sunday after church. The children came back that night and we had turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and green beans, rolls and a Peppa-Pig cake for Lyla's actual Easter birthday. It was another fun family gathering - we are so blessed!
Chris Laxton remains on the prayer list, as well as Bobbie Deen, Carmen Starck, Heath Billings, Dr. Jesse Cannon, Keith McCalla, Dot Smith and all servicemen and women.
Happy birthday to LaVerne Baxter, Lyla Harrell and Laurie Hobson on April 20, Craig Robinson on the 21st, Ruby Hopper on the 22nd, Jennifer McMahan on the 23rd and Ian Keith on the 25th!
Happy anniversary on April 20 to Fay and Bruce Hazlerig!
Happy birthday at Clopton United Methodist Church to Scott Fields on April 21 and Nina Vanstory on the 24th!
That church will have youth Sunday on the 27th with a birthday brunch at 10:30 a.m.
The Exchange Club-Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse will have their 21st annual dinner and auction with "Dancing with the Stars of Tipton County" this Saturday at Covington High. For more information, call 476-1515.
This week's Farmer's Almanac quote: "Happy Birthday on April 24 to Robert B. Thomas, the founder of the Old Farmer's Almanac!" Thanks, Robert!
Hope everyone had a great Easter! On towards May…
Until next week.