Saturday, April 7, 2018

White House Easter Egg Roll

Thanks to a good friend, we were given tickets to the White House Easter Egg Roll! Being a Cali girl, I didn't know this has been a big tradition since 1878. Thousands of people put in for a lottery to win tickets to this event. It was fun to participate this year! 
 Here we are waiting in line to get in- it took over an hour to get in for our time slot. Everyone had fun chatting in line.
 On the South Lawn. I vote for this guy...good looks, smart, and most importantly he has a biblical worldview because he loves Jesus. 


 The egg roll.

 The Surgeon General read the Giving Tree and Oh, the Places You'll Go to the kids- what fun! 

 Family photo.


 As we left, the girls each received a package of goodies from the Egg Roll- each were filled with Peeps, Skittles, an egg dye kit, recipes for eggs, coloring book, and the 2018 White House Egg. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Happy Resurrection Day!

 This is definitely the most wonderful day to celebrate! I was telling the girls that it's better than Christmas because Jesus is victorious over sin and death, which is even better coming as a baby. The fact that He took the payment of the world's sin, suffered and died, and then rose victoriously gives us every reason to live. Without the hope of forgiveness and a future with Him, we are eternally lost. What joy this time of year brings as we focus on His power and love. As Jesse preached on Sunday, it motivates us to worship and tell others this good news. 
So Happy Resurrection Day!
 I love how these girls are each growing in their understanding of their own sin and need for a Savior.  What a responsibility it is to teach them, train them, and show them how to humbly ask for forgiveness when I fail. It's truly a beautiful part of our relationship- once we sin against one another, we can ask for forgiveness, and easily receive forgiveness because of how much we've been forgiven by God.
 We enjoyed celebrating with the Leaches. We had a lovely dinner and time at the park.
We are so thankful for Uncle David and Auntie "L". 
This year has been quite the year for them concerning some health conditions. We have been blessed to see God answer all the requests and have Auntie "L" fully recovered. They were such a testimony to all of trusting in God's plan throughout their stay in the hospital. 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Egg Hunts Galore!

 Saturday morning we went to the TeamMates easter egg hunt, which we absolutely loved! That afternoon we had a second hunt at our house. Here's some photos from the festivities...
"Carrot" veggie platter
"Bunny" fruit platter
Carrot garden with Peeps Cake made by Maddie!
New deck! We had a lovely warm, sunny day Saturday. 
We're so thankful to have Trex put in. Our old deck was rotting through and even had holes in it. 
New herb garden.
And the neighborhood egg hunt begins! 
We had about 50 here for the traditional celebration. 
Pounding the chocolate!
 Cute girls!