Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Praise Ye the Lord, Hallelujah!

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Easter

This is my favorite holiday. This year more than ever I have reflected on what was really accomplished and what it means for me personally. In school we read a wonderful book, Journey to the Cross. It starts on Good Friday and each chapter is one step Jesus took toward the cross. The girls retained so much and woke up with praise on their lips that Jesus had risen.  We did not attend church as Hudson was sick, and it was very wet outside so we had a indoor egg hunt. This year I made resurrection eggs for the kids. There are twelve eggs and each egg holds a scripture verse and a symbol. Jon read each verse as it was opened and then hung it on our Easter Tree. We really enjoyed it! Then we had a small feast and took communion before Jon had to work. My parents came over later and we enjoyed spending time with them, as always.

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Cookies by Hagels

Macy and Natalie took their home economic assignment very seriously- bake cookies without adult assistance. They did an excellent job! They followed the recipe with only a minor glitch (was that one teaspoon or one cup of sugar?) and they tasted amazing! What did they make? Cranberry Pecan cookies. Yum! I’m so proud of my girls!

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Spring Break

Spring Break whizzed upon us, abounding with joy and sunshine. The girls and I traveled over to the ever beautiful Oregon Coast to spend several days with the ever beautiful Nana (some things just go together). As always, our time was spent with laughter and tenderness and a good deal of sand!  One afternoon I dozed off with the warm sunlight upon me as I dreamily listened to the waves crash. We let the kids play in a small fresh water stream and explored the ever changing beach. We found all sorts of amazing critters- crabs, shells, seaweed, and even a shark pod! I took the girls to the boardwalk where they indulged in ice cream- you can’t see it in the picture but it was mighty windy and the girls were very cold! Hudson fell and split his lip open on his teeth. Somehow, all is more bearable when the glorious blue extends as far as the eye can see beyond you.

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Escaping from bed

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