Happy Easter

What a special treat that our family was in town for Garrett’s Baptism and so we were able to celebrate Easter with them as well!  We went to church in the morning, hunted for eggs and baskets back at home and then had a delicious ham dinner (all the hard work done by my mom – I was worn out from the Baptism festivities!). 

IMG_4694Me and my mommy Smile

IMG_4699Noah is showing off his fun new digger from Grandpa Phil!

IMG_4711Regan helping Noah read the letters the Easter Bunny left for them

IMG_4713The special money-filled egg!

IMG_4715Noah’s new truck, Mack

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Happy Easter!

“My Whole Heart for My Whole Life”

 

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails.

Our Wedding

Our Wedding 2

 

Happy 9th Anniversary, Greg!  I love you!

“ALVIN!!”

Noah was so excited to get an invitation to his buddy, Colton’s 4th birthday party. The theme was “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked!” and they showed the movie in their neighborhood theater room for the party!

IMG_4863Noah and Colton were so excited to see each other.

IMG_4865Getting ready to watch the movie!

IMG_4869Having popcorn with Bennett

About thirty minutes into the movie, after the popcorn was gone, the kids decided they were done with the movie and went out to play on the playground instead!

(Not pictured – Noah did the monkey bars all by himself for the first time!)

IMG_4870Mmm…ice cream!

And maybe the highlight of the party was rolling down the grassy hill!

IMG_4884These kids did it over and over again!

IMG_4887 Garrett decided it was more fun to watch the antics of these four year olds than sleep Winking smile He was awake for the entire party!

IMG_4889Garrett liked sitting in the grass

Thanks for the invitation, Colton!  We hope you had a super fun time – I know we did!

SO many visitors!

Like I mentioned in our post yesterday, it was amazing that so much of our family was able to travel to Georgia for Easter weekend.  We had folks from Arizona, Wisconsin, Ohio, North Carolina and Louisiana!  Garrett and Noah loved all the fun and attention that came with them!

IMG_4456Garrett with Aunt Connie

IMG_4460It looks like Garrett didn’t get the joke Winking smile 

IMG_4477Playing with Nana

IMG_4530With Grandpa Phil, Christy and Regan

IMG_4501Noah with Aunt Regan

IMG_4671Garrett with Aunt Gigi

IMG_4678Garrett with Aunt Marge

IMG_4683And of course, with Grandma Nancy

(You know it’s a good picture if it makes the blog twice!)

Thanks again to everyone who made an effort to be here with us.  It means so much!

Garrett’s Baptism

Matthew 19:14 – Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."

 

For Garrett’s Baptism, we chose to have a small ceremony in our home the Saturday of Easter weekend, presided over by our pastor, Mike Day.  It turned out to be such a special, intimate event, and we feel blessed that our family could be here to celebrate the gift that God has given us in Garrett James. 

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IMG_4570-1Garrett was right at home with Pastor Mike

IMG_4587With Garrett’s godmothers, Jeanine (left) and Christy (right)

IMG_4634The godmothers helped plant a tree

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Here is a video of the ceremony: