Monday, April 5, 2010


The makings of a good basket? 
*A handsewn onesie with my favorite fishy fabric (with a little pink fish sewn on the butt)
*Rabbit ears
*Furry little ducks
*PJ's and...
*a book about Easter

We told Julia the story of Jesus' ressurection and sang songs thoughout the day.  These events seem so big in our minds as we are celebrating "firsts", but it is important that we weave our faith, tradition, and stories into these moments.  Nothing quite captures the magnitude of this day or the depth of its meaning.  My hope is that we always maintain our focus on teaching why this is so important as we celebrate.

I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. - John 10:10
Thank you God for the abundance of grace and joy and love that You pour out to us.

Easter highlights:  making it to church on time (yes, this is a big deal for us), hearing Julia's unashamed and unabandoned voice ring out during the hymns, Charles flaunting his green linen pants, perfecting an aggressive Easter brunch menu that included homemade mac and cheese, kielbasa and sourkraut, and caremelized apple french toast, stealing glimpses of Julia in her cute little outfit that reminded me of Carrie from Little House on the Prairie, 2 egg hunts - watching baby Luke share the wealth of his eggs, Mimi and Poppi sharing in the joy of discovering Julia's first tooth, and spending some amazing time with family.


  1. She is the cutest baby I know. I might be biased but these pictures prove it.. I love it her little bonnet and outfit- I was having a fit and J. was a little worried about me. kiss julia for me!

  2. I can't believe she's walking while holding your hands already!!! Yikes! Where has the time gone? Looks like you guys had a great Easter! Maybe we can get the girls together again soon.