Monday, March 28, 2016

Easter

This Easter was not a typical Easter Sunday at our house. For one thing, both girls were sick with a respiratory virus. Poor Lucy also had an ear infection. She was so miserable, M ended up taking her to the doctor Easter afternoon.



Thankfully, the doctor was able to give Lucy some antibiotics to treat the ear infection. Her fever is down today, and she seems to be doing much better. Alice still has a little cough, but she is on the mend, too.

Even though we did not get to hunt for Easter eggs or get all dressed up to go to church, we did celebrate the reality of the resurrection and the hope we have because of it. Taking care of poor, sick little ones was not necessarily the way I would have chosen to celebrate Easter, but it served as a reminder for me of why the hope of the resurrection is so powerful. There is sorrow, suffering, and brokenness everywhere we look - in the news, in our homes, in our own hearts. I am thankful to have a hope which extends beyond this world.

I will not boast in anything,
No gifts, no power, no wisdom.
But I will boast in Jesus Christ,
His death and resurrection. 
Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer.
But this I know with all my heart - 
His wounds have paid my ransom.

- "How Deep the Father's Love for Us"

Happy Easter!
He is risen!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Blizzard

For a few days, we got some nice, warm weather, with temperatures in the 70's. Then, last night and all day today, it has been snowing. This is the most snowfall I've seen since we've lived in Denver. We spent most of the day today playing inside, but M and Lucy did venture outside this afternoon, once the wind died down. Our sweet neighbor took some photos of them playing out in the snow...




If you look closely, you can see Alice and me watching from the window!


Sadie and Georgia had a lot of fun frolicking too.


Now, I'm ready for some warm weather.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Easter Egg Dyeing

This past weekend, we decided to dye some Easter eggs...







I think they turned out pretty well, and we only spilled one cup of dye on the rug. 






Saturday, March 19, 2016

Good Old Colorado Springtime

This weekend, we got to experience a good old Colorado springtime... In other words, snow...




Though I personally think it is a major bummer to have snow when we should be enjoying nice, spring weather (I would even settle for rain!), Lucy loved playing outside in the snow. She helped M shovel our front walkway, and then they took turns throwing snowballs for Georgia to "chase"... Georgia is still baffled that all those fun, white balls just seem to disappear when they hit the ground. 




Thursday, March 10, 2016

Zoo Day

Today, there was a teacher work day at Lucy's school. Since the weather was so nice, we decided to go to the zoo...









Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Sister Snuggles

Today I caught Lucy and Alice in the middle of a serious snuggle-fest...






They love each other so much. It makes my heart sing to watch the two of them together. 


Monday, March 7, 2016

Lynnie's Visit

This past week, M was in California for a conference, so my mom came to stay with us while he was away.

I love these ladies.

Lucy kept her Lynnie busy reading books, building block villages, and playing paper dolls with her. In the afternoons, while the girls were napping, my mom would make us a pot of tea, and we would sit around the kitchen table, working on little sewing projects together and talking about everything under the sun. It was glorious. And, although we are so happy to have M back, we miss Lynnie already!

We love you, Lynnie! Come back soon!