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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Easter Egg Hunt

Some of our friends from the church organized an Easter egg hunt at the Botanic Gardens today.  It was a beautiful spring day.  No wind, no clouds, just sunshine.  We had a little picnic with everyone and then we got down to the serious business of egg hunting. 

Hannah getting ready


Group shot


On the hunt.  We helped her with the first one and then she figured the drill out pretty quickly.




Afterwards, she headed straight back to her spot to count her winnings.


Satisfied egg hunter


Checking out the fountain


Happy Easter everyone!  We pray your hearts would be encouraged as we celebrate Christ’s resurrection!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sweet Sounds

During the season of Lent, I have been reading this little devotional book to help focus my heart and mind on the incredible truths of Easter. This week’s readings are entitled “Sin and Death.” After reading one morning, the old hymn Jesus Paid it All came to mind. I started singing it while doing some chores around the house. Soon, I noticed Hannah was following right behind me and singing her own version of the song. I stopped to listen…

“Jee-hus paid ALL!”

How sweet to hear my little girl sing such piercing words. I pray one day she will grasp this truth for herself and know how much he loves her.

Jesus paid it all. All to Him I owe.

Sin had left a crimson stain. He washed it white as snow.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

That time of year

Now that spring is in full swing, we’ve been trying to get out and enjoy the weather more.  Walking, running, bike rides, or just playing in the yard, Hannah enjoys it all.  She especially likes riding in the Burley.  This evening we took a ride down the Trinity Trails to a little waterfall.  Hannah was not overly impressed; instead she kept asking where the ducks were.  We made a special stop later on the river to see the ducks.
hannah at waterfall
We are also gearing up (literally) for camping season.  The other day I snagged this mega-tent from a guy at work for dirt cheap.  It is pretty huge.  I didn’t realize it was so big when I bought it.  The good thing is that if we ever default on our mortgage, we’ll do alright.  Hannah was right in the middle of the action when I did a dry run in the yard.  We have a camping trip scheduled later this month with a friend of mine and his son B (Hannah’s best friend).  Stay tuned for more pics.
When we are not outside enjoying the weather, Hannah enjoys lounging in the house with some relaxing reading or coloring material.  Note that her favorite spot is Nathan’s bouncer.

Green Crackers

Like most children, Hannah sometimes has a hard time eating her veggies. She went through a phase where she loved green beans, and then all of a sudden…she wouldn’t eat them AT ALL. So the other night at dinner, we had some sort of chicken with green beans and she was avoiding them like the plague.

Then my genius hubby says, “Hannah, why don’t you taste your green crackers?” She looked puzzled and looked down at her plate. “Oh yeah,” I said. “These green crackers are so good!”

She took one cautious bite, then devoured the rest of them. So, now we refer to green beans as “green crackers.”

We’re not really lying right? They are green.



Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Generations of Love

After Nathan was born, we were blessed to have a lot of family guests in town. At the top of this list was our grandparents. I love to watch them love on our babies. There’s just something about my grandmother holding my child that makes my heart smile. I look at her face and I know it was probably the same expression she made when holding me for the first time….a big smile and eyes full of love for God’s newest miracle. These moments are precious.

Mama Jo

Thank you for all the sweet memories. We look forward to making many more with you and all of our other great-grandparents!