Today was one of those great Sundays that set the tone for the week ahead. I was up early to get a few things done for my calling and then, it was off to church to practice our special musical number one last time before Sacrament meeting. I was the second Alto in an octet with a few other friends from the ward and sang a beautiful rendition of "I Need Thee Every Hour," which happens to be my favorite church hymn. We were accompanied by the talented Laura Bryan on the piano and the equally fabulous Cassie McDaniel on the the Viola. I think it went well, at least I hope it went well.
After church I decided it would be a lazy Sunday. I fed my face, caught up on a few friend's lives through the wonderful world of blogging, took a cat nap, read a few chapters in the new book I picked up this weekend, tickled the ivorys for an hour, made some delicious chocolate chip banana bread, and then at sunset I relaxed outside with my puppy and took these photos of my parent's beautiful blooming roses. Sometimes you just need to take time out to "stop and smell the roses."