Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me

Thank you to all of you who sent me birthday wishes yesterday! I had a great day and felt super loved and super spoiled (my favorite feelings!). I woke up to a decorated room (thank you Adia), had yummy omelets for breakfast (thank you Adia), saw Kaden poop in the tub and I didn't have to clean it (thank you Kyle), went out to lunch and was surprised to see family waiting for me inside (thank you Lauren, mom and dad), went to the zoo, had a great time (thank you all who were with me), went to old Sac, walked around, had a nice dinner (thank you mom and dad) and the day ended perfect - falling asleep with my head on my favorite persons lap (thank you Kyle) while he watched a movie (thank you Netflix).
Kyle started off the day throwing kids really high and making all of us laugh. I would show you the other pictures but somebody might call CPS and that wouldn't be good!

Here we are at the zoo

Beautiful flowers = picture time for 2 of my BEAUTIFUL GIRLS!!!

Lauren and Avery were hardly in sight all day... they had a great time and the only times i saw them were when they waited by these silly boards for the me to get a shot of them.

It was so crazy to run into my dads long lost twin at the zoo...

Kenyon was in heaven - dirt, animals and candy!

Kaden and daddy goofing off on the spider web.

My lovely parents who not only surprised me with a visit but got me a cricut (a big paper cutting toy) to play with as well.
The kids were all trying to climb this huge tree when I told them whoever gets the highest wins a kiss from mom...

and Kyle jumps up, climbs WAY too high and lost the prize for scaring me!

We went to dinner in Old Sacramento at a Joe's Crab Shack

And finished off the day browsing cute little shops but being good and not buying anything!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Christ Has Risen!!!!

If ever there was a reason to celebrate it is now, in this season, for this reason -

Here are some pictures of how our family has been celebrating our risen KING!

Dying eggs with friends...

Eating candy with friends (and without)...

Making "Thank you for the cross" cakes with friends on Good Friday...

Going to a church party to celebrate with our church family...

This little candy monster kept finding chocolate and even when she said she hadn't had any - her tongue told us the truth.
Watching friends from church get baptized...

Spending time with family having a yummy Easter dinner...

Notice where Kenyon is - he cuddled and climbed on Ty all day. It was a super special treat to have Uncle Ty with us for Easter as well as our Petersen cousins (and their parents).
Finding our Resurrection eggs that the bad guys stole so we wouldn't talk about Jesus... but they didn't win - we found every egg and celebrated the truth about Easter.

Going to church...

When I think about what Christ did for us and that he truly conquered death and has promised us a new life with him I am overwhelmed by how rich those words are and how hard it is to live in that reality every day. I so appreciated our pastor sharing these words from Paul in regards to the resurrection of Christ... "But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain."
And this picture has nothing to do with Easter but I just had to show it because the teeter totter is Kaden's newest love... the boy is truly a thrill seeker and scares me!