Also I wanted to show you what the lovely and talented April of The Angry Gnome fame sent to me. She (and I'm sure all of you do too) knows that I adore turtles, red polka dotted mushrooms and what she didn't know is that I am a huge Jan Brett fan. I once stood in line for two hours to get her to sign two books. It was so worth it, we own every single book she has ever written or illustrated. Talk about the perfect surprise. This is a tote sent to bookstores (where April hangs out to the delight of the children) for the newest of her books, Mossy which came out today.
Joys of the Spirit. We have a Papa, Oma, Mommy, GK and Ry, as well as the hamster and mouse (our two dogs). Our house has gnomes in almost all the rooms and these now stand guard on the computer desk making me smile while typing.