Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Hunt is on...or maybe not

Watching a bunch of one and two year olds hunt for eggs was quite a sight.  The outside toys caught their eyes and most of them became preoccupied before they noticed the eggs.   

Mason digging into the goodies!

You gotta love the peep cupcakes! 

Addison and Adah enjoying each others company.  It was great to add some girls into the mix!

Bubbles were the favorite

Brady so generously helping Bonnie and Tyler go through their eggs

Tyler and Noah

Lovin' the hammock swing

Noah would rather mow the lawn than hunt for eggs


Hunter knew exactly what to do!

Monday, April 13, 2009

He is Risen!

As I passed the Easter bunny in the mall a few days ago, I suddenly realized that I have never taken Brady to have his picture with Santa or the Easter Bunny.  I felt a bit guilty about this, so I confided in Randy, pondering why we have never taken our "poor and neglected" son to visit the silly wabbit.  I explained that when I think of these holidays I think of so much more than holiday "icons", which explains why I have never made getting his picture taken a priority. It is easy to think of Easter as a day full of the traditional egg hunts, candy, and the Easter bunny.  However, we have so much more to be thankful for; that Jesus Christ was resurrected. This day reminds us of His promise for eternal life and His love for us all.  How awesome is that!  Dont give me wrong, we did have our traditions that day but mindful of what the day was really all about.  Praise God!

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead...1 Peter 1:3

This picture is typical of Brady, running his hands through my hair, like he has done virtually since the day he was born.  

Can I get a smile PLEASE?

Easter afternoon at the Easterwood/Dupree/Niemeyer Easter gathering.

I think Brady collected like 4 eggs during the whole hunt.  Once he finds an egg, he wants to open and eat!  Regardless, he was happy.

Tammy and my beautiful niece 

On our way to the Easter Party at West Brethren Saturday. 

Bridgit, Brady & Colton

Serious egg hunting face right there

Here is Brady, starting before he was supposed to! Little Munchkin! 

Sunday night after all of the Easter festivities I took Brady to the creek.  Despite the early morning thunderstorms, the weather was beautiful throughout the afternoon and evening.

That pretty much wraps up our Easter weekend.  

18 weeks

I am enjoying being pregnant again so very much. I was thinking that I felt the baby moving around 15 weeks, but I guess it was my imagination or just good ol' gas. Ha! However, the last few days I have begun to feel those first movements. I remember how fast every moment went with Brady. Most of all I recall myself always saying "I cant wait till..." or " I am so ready..." Well this time I am not rushing anything! I want to savor each and every moment of this pregnancy. Yes, even in the 9th month when I am HUGE and Miserable! I will still find joy in those moments...

90 years and counting...

My dear Grandparents are in the midst of celebrating their 90th birthdays. In March, most of the family united at my parents home in Louisiana to celebrate. What a fulfilled and blessed life these two have had in the past 9 decades! What a joy this trip was...

I love my boys...precious

I just love those baby feet in the water