Family Verses

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you," declares the Lord, "and will bring you back from captivity."
-Jeremiah 29:11-14

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Happy Easter!

Loving their Easter Baskets!

Us: "He is Risen!"
Kids: "He is Risen Indeed!"
We taught the kids how to respond to that Easter morning. It was fun because they had a lot of opportunities to practice. They were so excited to celebrate Easter this year. Our celebration began the week before on Palm Sunday when Caleb got excited because of all the palm branches in the Children's Wing at church. He got to take one home, and we waved them shouting "Hosanna!" all week. Our church provided a wonderful packet with fun things to do and some devotions to do with preschoolers. On Good Friday I cut out some pictures that told the Easter story and just talked through it with them. They were so attentive and loved playing with the pictures. I also realized that telling this story to my children now made it hit home so much more to me! I began crying when I saw the picture of Jesus with the crown of thorns because He went through that pain for me, for Caleb, for Abby, for Jason, and for you. They both just looked at me so sweetly until I could finish the story.
We attempted to make Resurrection cookies the night before. Easter morning they got to open the oven, and when they ate the cookie it should be hollow. It was kind of a bust because a tiny bit of yolk made it to the egg whites, and of course I knew it would not peak but I, actually Jason helped me come to the conclustion that they wouldn't care! The cookies were SUPER sweet, so I don't know if we'll make them again. Might try to do something else next time.
Easter was filled with celebration! Baskets when we got home from church, fun with family, and egg hunt for both the adults and children. It was a great day! Hope yours was filled with celebration too!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Best Buds!

Farmer's Market in October
A lot has changed in our lives since my last posting! We moved out of our condo in Okemos and are now renting a house in Williamston. It is a small town just down the road from where we previously were! We finally feel at home, and love having more space for our family. The kids seem to really love each other as you can see in the picture above.
Some highlights of our summer: The Amazing Race for Nigeria (fundraiser for the Shephard family), my 30th birthday, our 1st camping trip as a family to PJ Hoffmaster State Park, trip to Cedar Point for my bday, and celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

He Found My Mascara!!!

I should have known something was up! I had just realized it was awfully quiet! I was in the shower and Jason was on the computer. Sure enough, Caleb pokes his head in and looks like that! I was upset, but I had to laugh too! He even put the cap back on and put it in my makeup bag again. All I was thinking was good thing it wasn't waterproof! :) I'm glad we got the pics to remember this act by this silly boy!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Abby is One!

I can't believe my baby is One!!!!! Abby had a great birthday party on Easter weekend! She loved being the center of attention. I will have more pictures of the party soon (hopefully). Mommy didn't take pictures, so she's working on getting the pics from others who were at the party! Abby is doing well... 25 lbs and 31 1/2 inches tall! Still a tall girl! Her new words are: duck, ba (ball), maba or baba (momma), bubba (brother), and still uses dada most of the time. You can tell she is soaking up whatever you tell her, and she's going to explode sometime with tons of new words!!!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Eating Banana!

She was quite moody this day until we found a cold banana in the fridge! It made her happy... at least for a little while! :) I think the funniest thing is how huge the banana is!!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

We Waiting!

Roomies!!! I just had to post this darling picture of the kids! They have been sharing a bedroom for about a month now. We finally kicked Abby out of our room. :) It couldn't have been an easier transition! My mom helped me rearrange their room last week, so it didn't look like wall to wall furniture. The next morning this was what we found! I think they like it, don't you?