Tuesday, April 14, 2009
So we enjoyed the baskets while Jason got ready...then I got the girls ready and Noah and we went outside to take pictures...which Mary did NOT want to do but thankfully I got a few good ones in between her bad mood. Mary's bad mood stressed me out - it's supposed to be fun and happy...this is her first one...maybe she just didn't know! So I get the GREAT shot above and a few individual ones that I'm pleased with and now it's my turn to get ready!
We are all ready and Anna comes in my room and I notice something wasn't right with her dress...YEP...she had done a SPIN and fell (b/c she is so GRACEFUL) and she ripped the little sleeve right off! So, I wanted to be upset but instead I took a deep breath and safety pinned it back on (btw...I did tell her I wanted to yell at her and I was sad about it...but it really was an accident - and I knew it just made our Easter that much more exciting)!
So WOW...we are finally in the car and can breath - church was GREAT, encouraging, refreshing, and relaxing! Then after church we went to my Aunt's annual Easter lunch with an egg hunt! We had a GREAT time visiting with the WHOLE family and eating yummy food! The kids LOVED the egg hunt - Noah found a $5 egg and Anna found a $1 egg and LOTS of candy! I was so thankful that the only stressful part of the day was the "getting ready part" - and I hate that it was - next year is only gonna be more exciting...let's throw a 9 month old in the mix! Maybe I'll start preparing myself now!
Despite the drama of the morning I was still able to celebrate the resurrection! Thank you Jesus for your death and resurrection...the thought of saving a wretched sinner like myself is beyond my comprehension but the fact that you saved me causes me to rejoice! Thank you Jesus for my salvation! Indescribable!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Mary got her face painted for her birthday...a cute cupcake!
Yes...that's us in the bathroom recording her "Birthday Wishes" at Build a Bear! Anna got her face painted too...it's a princess crown! Lovely!
She loves her new monkey!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
All hid...The hid eggs all around and in the stroller!
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Yea...it was good!!
We also played with a diaper today too...it always cracks me up to put diapers on their head...she's ready for take off! She WOULD NOT keep it on though for me to get a good picture. I'm sure she thought I was so weird laughing out loud and hard at her!! But it gave me a good laugh this morning!! Thanks Mary...I can always count on you...
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Pray for us! Pray for the Apologetics Ministry! Jason has written a book with one of his former students and it should be available in May! Of course we are excited about that but we pray it gives glory to God alone and impacts the next generation! The ministry seems to be on the brink of going somewhere but hasn't yet taken flight! Pray we are able to continue to raise our needed support to stay on the field. This ministry is really valuable and the fruit we've seen come from it is encouraging! We need serious wisdom on our next steps. My tendency is to freeze, but I have a feeling that's not what we are supposed to do...I don't think we should jump the gun either and drop the ministry to pursue more money somewhere else. We need wisdom.