Monday, April 25, 2011


"Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen." Luke 24:5-6

This Easter season "The Passion of the Christ" was playing on the t.v. almost every night! I had not seen the movie again since I saw it the year it came out at the theater, but this year I watched several times! I am so glad I did! I remember that I absolutely loved it- there were some really beautiful, artistic parts that really spoke to my heart! I love the part in the Garden where Jesus crushes the head of the serpent- so powerful!! Also, I think the part after Jesus dies on the cross and the camera pans back and you see a single raindrop start to fall to the ground from the sky -is so beautiful- it's like God's tear drop!! Watching this movie really reminded me how much Jesus did for me!! I would not be here without his loving sacrifice. God is so good to me and His love is so overwhelming!!

Easter is one of my most favorite holidays -we had some really great family time!! Unfortunately, we don't see my cousins much during the year and Easter has become the time when the whole family gets together!! We have delicious food, we laugh, we hunt eggs, we take pictures and catch up with each other!! Everyone is growing up so fast!! It kind of makes me sad!! I just want to slow down and take it all in!!

Hope you had a Happy Easter too!!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Family Pictures!!

My sister has been taking family pictures for many of her friends and their friends and families since last year!! I have not been able to get with her to do our family until this weekend!! She was doing family pictures for her church friends at Samford, so we went too and I am glad we did!! These are some really great pictures and I will definitely be getting back with her to do more of our family pictures!! Enjoy!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Party Time!!!

Our God, we thank you
for being so near to us! Everyone celebrates
your wonderful deeds. (Psalm 75:1)

April is a very popular time to have a birthday! We have gone to birthday parties almost every weekend in this month!! I can't believe it! All these kids are growing up too fast! Baby Brooke's Birthday Party kicked it off!! We had such a great time!! We haven't seen our cousins in awhile, so it was nice to visit!! The kids played so well together! There was strawberry cake, an egg hunt, bubble wands, and a pinata!! Plus Looney made an appearance and surprised everyone! It was such a perfect day!!

The next weekend was Mary's Birthday Party!! She turned three and I can't even believe it!! Time is speeding up, I think! ;) I remember when she was tiny new! She has always been the sweetest thing- so laid back!! It turned out to be another beautiful day and we were with more cousins- what more do we need!! It was so fun! It was at my sister's church's new playground!! We had pizza, minnie mouse birthday cake and ice cream!! The kids just played and played and played!!

The following weekend was Baby Claire's second birthday party!! Her parents are such precious friends of ours from church!! *I forgot my camera that day -Boo- so I didn't get any pictures -but it was such a great party! Annah had the house decorated so nice with lights, candles, flowers and vines! Her theme was fairies -it was so fun!! The food was delicious!! I am honored we were invited and the kids were thrilled too, they love Baby Claire!! My personal favorite (of course) were these expresso cookie cupcakes with chocolate icing -WOW -incredible!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

4 Things I Love Sunday!!!

1. My nails!! I did them myself- it was so easy and they look so cute!! *Nail polish strips!! I will definitely be getting more of these!!

2. Francie's picture of our lesson this morning in Children's Worship!! I am sure you can tell it's the story of Jesus riding into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday! I don't know why it's facing this direction- I guess I'm having technical difficulties! Boo!

3. Will's drawing of Jesus dying on the cross for our sins!! Easter is on the way!!

4. Flowers I cut to put in our entry from our own lawn!!! I love flowers!!