Each member of our family is so different, like individual components of a symphony. But, like a symphony, each part is important to the overall structure and sound of the piece. We all work together to make a beautiful sound...our family. Just as the Lord knit us together in the womb, He is now knitting us together as a family, for His glory, outside the womb.

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Resurrection Day!

Aria's grabbing you!

Even though Brad is not a huge fan of all the commercialism and what it has turned Easter into (bunnies and springtime), he is a good sport about it and still lets me indulge. I purchased mostly bug related items (i.e. butterfly nets, bug catchers, etc.) from the dollar bins and laid them out on the living room chairs last night. The kids get up before us, so I figured they could explore their new toys for a few minutes before they came in to wake us up. Once up, I snuck out back and "hid" their Easter eggs. I didn't hide them too well because I didn't think they'd really search, but Cadence was looking all around. I guess I will have to actually hide them, next year, to give her more of a challenge. Even in the rainy midst, they had a fun little Easter egg hunt. Cadence's eggs were filled with gummy candies and princess socks. Finn's were filled with gummy candies and Spiderman socks.

Dawn, our friend from church, bought these adorable Easter outfits for the kids and gave them to us at the Good Friday service. Cadence and Aria are so puffy...I love it! Finn looks so handsome in his vest and tie. When I dressed him this morning Cadence said, "I (Cadence) will be a princess and Finn will be a pastor, like daddy."

My parents came up for the church service and then came over for lunch and to spend the afternoon with us. It was wonderful! Such a nice change in roles to be able to cook for them for a change (though I do still love going to their house for meals, so we won't give that up just yet). My mom bought the kids this "Hot Potato" game that was a plush potato that played music as you passed it around. Whoever was holding it when the music stopped had to take a chip. Three chips and you were out. The music always seemed to stop when Finn was holding it. I think he enjoyed it because we would always laugh. He was hamming it up.

I got to teach the kid's Sunday school this morning and it was fun to read the Resurrection story on the children's level. We read the story in a children's Bible and then another version of it through the Resurrection eggs The kids took turns opening the egg and then I read the message that went with that item. The other thing that struck me, while reading through that story, was that Judas Iscariot had to kiss Jesus to let them know who He was. One, it was dark (which Brad reminded me of), but two, I took for granted that they didn't have Internet, t.v., magazines, newspapers, etc. to see what Jesus looked like. So, even if he was famous around town and people had heard of Him, they didn't necessarily know what He looked like. That is crazy to think about. That Jesus could be walking through town and not everyone would know that was Him. It seems absurd in this media age, but not in His time. I hope that when we get to Heaven Jesus has a big movie screen and He'll let us watch all the things He did (i.e., creating the world, creating a baby, Noah and the flood, the list goes on and on).

Thank you Lord for dying on the cross and rising again so that we can one day be with You!


  1. What a great post! I love all the Easter festivities! We didn't do the egg hunt because of the cold. I guess we'll do it soon!
    I love that hot potato game! Your mom is such a sweetie pie.
    My favorite line: I (Cadence) will be a princess and Finn will be a pastor, like daddy.
    LOVE you!

  2. So precious and so beautiful! Wonderful dresses, and Finn looked so very dapper in his tie. is so wonderful and God is so good!