Monday, April 25, 2011


We had a wonderful day celebrating Easter with our families!  Selah must have known the Easter bunny had come because she was up WAY earlier than normal!  Oh well, the morning started off with the girls opening their Easter baskets up.


Myla was so excited that the Easter bunny had come to her house!


Selah wasn’t quite sure what to think, but she had lots of help finding things in her basket!


She loves playing with balls, so I, I mean the Easter bunny, knew she would like these squishy ones!


She loved the Smarties too!


Silly Myla…I couldn’t get a “real” smile out of her for anything!


Myla and Daddy


Myla and Mommy


Michael’s parents, my parents and my grandmother came to church with us then came out to the house for lunch.  Sae Sae brought the girls Easter baskets as well, so they dug into those as soon as we got home!  Myla was in HOG HEAVEN to have everyone here at the same time.  We all went down to the nursery to get her after church, and she about killed herself trying to get out of the gate to see everybody!


She loved everything Sae Sae brought her!


And of course, little sister started scoping out big sister’s basket immediately!


She was ready to dig in to some taffy!


We started taking family pictures, and, of course, Selah started melting down!  Oh well, better a pacifier in her mouth than a scream coming out of it!  I love to look at our little family.  When I see a picture of all of us together, I just can’t help thinking about almost 16 years ago when Michael and I started dating and there were so many pictures of just the two of us.   Now, there are two beautiful little girls in the picture with us and another little one on our minds.  I know it will be a long wait, but I can’t wait for our next little one to be here!


Mimi & Bodie with the girls!


Sae Sae and Granddaddy too!  Notice how Selah is accumulating toys with every picture.  We were trying hard to get a smile!


Selah was almost at her breaking point while we tried to get a picture with Sis Sis!


My mom and me


We were so happy that Peyton and Henry got to join us too.  Myla was already excited before they got here, but when she saw Henry, she was ecstatic!!


After lunch, we went out to hunt eggs.  Selah didn’t do much hunting, she just carried her basket around and pulled all of the grass out of it!  Last night Michael threw away ALL of the Easter grass in our house because he said he was tired of picking it up!


Running out of the house to start hunting.  Notice in her excitement, she ran right past an egg in the corner of the flower bed!  She did a lot better at this hunt that the one of Saturday!


Henry busy finding more eggs!


“Hey, over here, I’ve got one!!”


When they thought they had found all of the eggs, we told them there were some more in the driveway, so they took off again!


Selah just enjoyed watching all of the excitement!


Myla and Henry with all of their eggs!


Selah quickly tried to make a getaway with all of her sister’s loot!


Sweet girl!


This was the best we could do trying to get them all in a picture together!  We would tell the big kids that when Selah sat down somewhere to quickly go and sit by her so we could get a picture.  So they would watch and as soon as she would sit down, they would run over and sit by her.  But as soon as they would sit down, Selah would quickly stand up and walk off.  It became almost like a game!  Too funny!


After we came in from hunting eggs, we put Selah down for a nap and me, Myla and Henry made Resurrection Buns.  I had been wanting to do this with Myla, and I was glad that Henry got to join us! 


Both of them were so attentive and listening to what each step in the process meant.  Here they were anointing Jesus’ body (the marshmallow) with the spices (cinnamon and sugar) for burial.


After the buns bake, you cut them open, and they are empty because Jesus came out of the tomb!!!  Hallelujah!  Isn’t that what Easter is all about?  It’s fun to get things from the Easter bunny and hunt eggs, but we celebrate it because of JESUS!!

Last night, Michael and I caught the tail end of “The Passion of the Cross” on TV.  We so flippantly say, “Jesus died for us”, but he went through so much more for me and you for the Glory of God.  The scenes from that movie are so horrific, and it is just a reminder of the brutality of His death, but also a reminder that He willingly did it for us.  He could have stopped it at any moment, but he CHOSE not to.  I got to attend Secret Church (by David Platt) on Friday night and he spent a lot of time talking about the crucifixion.  I realized, listening to him teach, how lightly I take what Christ did for me.  I water it down and sugar coat it sometimes.  I am SO thankful, truly thankful, that He has saved me.  I pray that you, too, realize what He did for you…

“Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered Him stricken by God, smitten by him and afflicted.  But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our sins; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.  he was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth.”  Isaiah 53:4-7

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