Thursday

Highlights

You thought I was going to talk about hair highlights, didn't you? Well, I'm not. Although, I do love some good hair highlights.

I thought since April is coming to a close it would be fun to do April highlights. And, because I'd love to see what your month of April looked like, I'm adding a link-up for those that want to play along.

April, for me, has been like no other month I've ever experienced. I shared recently on Dawn's Diversions about my husband's company dissolving on March 31st. No, he still doesn't have another job, unfortunately. We've almost made it a whole month with him home full-time and us not wringing each others' necks. It's actually been really nice having him home. I think I'm in denial. However, I know all the stress is taking its toll on him. He's bored. He's worried. He's scared. And, there doesn't seem to be a darn thing I can do about it, but pray. I have faith that God will provide the perfect job for him and our family, even if it means having to move. But, I'm begging and pleading with the Almighty One that we won't have to do that.

Enough with the depressing stuff that seems to consume my every thought....  Let's take a look at our month in pictures.

My teenager went to a school dance. Did you go to school dances? I did and loved them.

We've had lots, and I mean LOTS, of family time this month.

Cousins


I've seen hail in my lifetime, but I have never seen hail this big. I know it wasn't big like weather channel big, but it was the biggest I had ever experienced. Our suburb saw sizes anywhere from quarter to golf ball-sized. 


The theme for cooking club this month was food associated with a movie. There were some very yummy dishes, as always.  We had food from Forrest Gump, The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, The Pineapple Express, Tommy Boy, Wedding Crashers, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle and E.T.  I ended up making Pioneer Woman's Quiche. It was so good and even better the next day. Can anyone guess which movie it was from? Hmm? 

Here's a quick, easy Cajun Shrimp recipe for you to add to your recipe box. It was scrum-diddly-ump-tious! (From Forrest Gump, of course
  • 1 package frozen shrimp, raw
  • Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning
Thaw shrimp in the refrigerator. 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray cookie sheet, lined with foil for easy clean up, with Pam.
Add thawed shrimp to a bowl and toss with the seasoning. It's pretty spicy so you may want to use less on the shrimp your kids will eat.
Place shrimp evenly on the lined cookie sheet. Add a few dabs of butter here and there and bake until shrimp are cooked.... it doesn't take long! 
Peel and Eat! 

So, how did your month of April shape up?  Link up and we'll be by to check out your post. 

Mrs. Albright,
Closing the month of April out like..... 

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