Monday, March 31, 2008

A Promise

The calendar says it is spring, however she needs a little convincing and some gentle coaxing. This morning, I can smell it in the moist air and it is very invigorating . . . promising.

My lazy little crocus have overslept and are just now poking their sleepy little heads from under their winter blankets. Usually by this time, they've been up since the wee hours of Spring.

The little bunny rabbit ears of the tulips are rising through the dried remnants of fall. Even though we've recently had more snow, I think they'll come through for a beautiful showing.

And finally, I have buds on the forsythia.

Behold, I tell you a mystery; 
we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed . . 

For this perishable will must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality. But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, 'Death is swallowed up in victory.'

O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?'

The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law;
but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.

Corinthians 15: 51, 52-58

Soup for Grandpa John

The best ever ham and bean soup made from the ham bone of the Easter ham. I'm not bragging, that was just how the recipe was rated. This is one of my grandpa's favorite soups and I've enjoyed making it for him this year and last.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Secret Language of Sleep

I wish it wasn't quite so secretive for maybe then I would be able to really partake of sleep. Nevertheless, this is eerily accurate. That would be me on the right if I were not married to a Colon. What's your pose? 

I am a excalibur!
Find your own pose!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

March birthdays

Birthdays are good for you.  Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.  ~Larry Lorenzoni

My sweet sister (in law) turned 30 March 25th. I can imagine no one who is more perfect for my brother. I am so happy that he grafted you into the family and I am blessed beyond words to call you sister. I love you.

My brother turned 32 on March 15th. Thank you John for being such a loving brother and uncle. I love how you love my children. You've always watched over me like a big brother, though you'll always be fortunately younger than I. 
I love you.

Chloe Mae turned 6 on March 8th. She had a purple penguin party. Sweet little girl, you are growing into such a beautiful person, and I am so blessed to watch and be a part of your life. I love you so much.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Not quite

I'm back, but not quite. I'm finding it difficult to get back into the swing of things after the last few weeks. And I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed by the things I've missed but still want to post. So, if you are still checking in on me, I'll try to get caught up. My Mac and blogger don't play well together so I cannot post any pictures when I work from Mac.

I do hope you had a blessed Easter and I'll talk to you again soon!

One Year - She's one!

Edelweiss, edelweiss, every morning you greet me
small and white,
clean and bright,
you look happy to meet me
blossom of snow
may you bloom and grow,
bloom and grow forever
edelweiss, edelweiss, bless my home-land forever.

Such a quick trip around the sun, can it be? My Annabelle turned one today!
I enjoyed a sweet day with my baby and reminisced the blissful day of her birth. 

-1st photo by Brittani Renee, 2nd photo by Christine. Thanks girls!

Sunday, March 23, 2008


family photo Easter 2008

It's a party!

Annabelle's first birthday party

The birthday girl, our precious little lamb

The fun: searching for wooly lambs

The gang

The presents

The cake

Thank Ewe to Brittani Renee Photography!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

The little things

A little piece of plaster

Bronwen's little braid

A little toy boat
Noah does a photo study and catches a few small details in our day today.