Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Happy Easter...and Anniversary!

The last Easter with just the 3 of us!

Lots of "surprises" at Mimi's house.

The "spread" at Mimi's house. I had been craving fried chicken and my sweet mom made it and much more (as you can see). It was soooo good! We all thoroughly enjoyed the fruits of my mom's labor...thanks Mom!

Ems started to really get pooped and I caught this sweet picture of her with her Mimi.

I hope everyone had a truly blessed day celebrating the Resurrection! We had a wonderful day that began with an absolutely awesome service at church, followed by sweet time with family.

Emily had a big weekend with 2 egg hunts in 2 days. Some of our friends, Tanya (Tia) and Jake, invited us to their family's farm for a big Easter dinner and egg hunt on Sat. We had a great time. I wasn't sure if Emily would actually like looking for the eggs or that she would even care, but boy was I wrong...she LOVED looking for the eggs. Most every time she saw one, she opened her mouth wide and said "ahhhhhh!" Derek snapped some really cute pics of her being surprised. She did the same thing at my mom's house on Sunday. We had to have the egg hunt inside because it was so cold. That was a let-down for us, but Ems could have cared less. Needless to say, we currently have way too much candy in our house. It was a great weekend filled with lots of memories and realizations that this was our last Easter with just Emily. We enjoyed every second of it and look so forward to seeing our family grow. This time next year, we will have 2 sweet little ones...a 3 year old and a 7 month old...hard to fathom. God has been so good to us!

Onto some other very "miraculous" and fun news...I can now give a huge shout out to the Lord and tell everyone that reads this blog that if you don't believe in God's perfect provision and goodness...here is just one example! Our friends Jake and Tanya Gilmore are having a baby...I can't stand it! I am so excited!! Their due date is just about 3 weeks behind ours. Tanya and I have had so much fun talking over the last few weeks and I can't wait to walk this experience out with them. I feel like it is a gift from God for me too! Emily loves her Tia and Uncle Jake and I can't wait to see them hold their sweet baby in September! They are going to be (already are) amazing parents! Congratulations guys...we love you tons!

I have updated tons of pictures in our photo album (linked to the left). There are great pics of Easter, our Anniversary weekend, playdates with friends, Em's best bud Caleb's 2nd birthday, and some general cute pics of the last month's activites.
Tanya sent this scripture out with her email today letting everyone know their news and I have been dwelling upon it today, so I thought I would share:
"The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy." Psalm 126:3
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Emily with her Tia and Uncle Jake last week. As you can tell, she loves them very much. Thanks for dinner guys...and Congratulations to an awesome couple and dear, dear friends!

1 comment:

JSM said...

Can I just say that Ems looks WAY too much like her Momma's up-to-no-good face in that last pic? :)