Sunday, March 23, 2008

I'm Dreaming of a White...Easter??

Attempt #100 at family photo. Nope, Sage looks the wrong way.
Attempt #200, well Sage is looking, but Malaine is almost in the picture and not sure what face Makenna is making! Should be fun getting FIVE kids to cooperate!
Maybe no parents is better. Sage IS saying Cheese. And no Malaine is not wearing lipstick, she gets this chapped face during colds and cold weather.There is a smile from Sage! Wishing for Mavery to be here too...
The boys ready for some serious egg hunting.

The girls, well part of Makenna and part of Sage anyways.

My brother, parents & me!

Our pastor and family. Sheila is Malaines preschool teacher and she thinks it is really cool that she gets to see her at school, and church and even our house! Next year, they will have a sweet little baby girl from Vietnam joining their picture & family!

If I don't look at the camera, maybe they won't notice I found the candy!

A cold egg hunt!

My niece Tyler, Makenna, Jordan and Sage

Dreaming of a White Easter... These were the words we were greeted with at church today! Yep, it was snowing here as we made our way to celebrate. So much for cute spring dresses and open toed shoes. Pull out the warm clothes and coats.

Easter is one of my favorite Sundays for our church. We are outgrowing our current location and typically have 2 services. So on Easter, we meet at the middle school in town for just one service. I love being able to worship together. I love seeing those I don't see often or, actually ever besides this day. I love celebrating our Risen Savior. As Malaine said.. "Mommy, He PUSHED those rocks right out of the way and He ROSE from that grave!" Yep, I love celebrating that He died so we can live, forever!

We ended our service with this song and I just think it is so perfect.. "Savior, He can move the mountains, He is mighty to Save Forever, Author of Salvation, He rose and conquered the grave.." It is why we celebrate Easter, it is everything we believe in, our Hope and the reason we live.

After church we hosted Easter lunch for 40 of our family and friends. No, I do NOT cook all that food! I simply supply the house and everyone else does the rest, including clean up! We really do enjoy hosting the holidays and are thankful for a house that seats 40 people together! (and for a big driveway..) ;-) Another cold egg hunt, but at least the snow stopped! We now have candy coming out our ears. Does that sell at yard sales? ha!

We pray you had a Blessed Day celebrating our Savior!


Esther said...
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Esther said...

First of all, I really have to say, "Thank you" for inviting me over to your place for the Easter weekend...REALLY! I wish I could just show you how MUCH I wish I were there celebrating Christ's resurrection with ya'll... so sad. All I did for the weekend was, "staying in my dorm room, looking at my computer screen, waiting and wishing you would be online to chat with me, but of course you didn't."
How pathetic I was...

Sorry, is this comment thingy supposed to be uplifting and encouraging ALL THE TIME?

U know that I <3 U too, don't you? :) But sometimes I don't, you know why? B/c you always have to leave me alone by myself to watch TV shows with your hubby. Don't get me wrong, I DO understand fully! I love both you and Mark.
I am just being lame...

Ok...I think if I continue will start to *beep* me. So I better stop now. :)

Love ya~
I enjoy sharing your life with you, Shannon. You are STILL amazing, beautiful and SKINNY!!!!!

Waiting for Mia Hope! said...

Happy Easter Shannon! It sure was a cold Easter...wasn't it? But it didn't seem to stop the little ones from finding the eggs. Your photos turned out great! :)

Mom to my China Posse said...

Love the Easter pics! You guys all look amazing! Kathy

Jana said...

Great photos -- the bigger the clan, the harder to get that "perfect" photo. As I look back through mine, I often find that some of the out-takes are my very favorites! Happy Easter!!

Mom of 5 said...

Love the pictures !!