Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy Easter!

What a beautiful Easter we had here. I love Easter. As a believer in Jesus, I am so thankful for what He did on the cross. He died on a cross for our sins, and 3 days later rose from the dead. Because of what He did, we can be assured of eternal life if we put our trust in Him. What an incredible gift He gave us! Easter weekend is such a wonderful time to reflect on that gift.

We had my family and Jeff's family over for dinner after church. We had a wonderful dinner of turkey roast, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole and layered pea salad. We also celebrated Evie's adoption birthday. She actually gets 2 birthdays :). One is December 6th, when she was actually born, and the second one is March 14th. Jeff was gone on the 14th, so we thought we would celebrate it on Easter. March 14th is the date when her adoption was finalized 6 years ago. We were able to take her home when she was only 2 days old, and then 3 months later we went to court and had a judge finalize it. We celebrate that date like another birthday, which helps us to talk about the adoption experience with her. Plus it is super fun! She gets presents and cake :). I made her a spice cake this time, as she LOVES spice cakes (and I was able to make it gluten free/casein free). When Jeff was gone on business, he bought her the new Barbie Mariposa doll, and the movie. She screamed at the top of her lungs when she opened it :).

I love this picture of Evie. It was right before she opened her presents, and the picture is just completely her. Her personality is really fun. She is always smiling, laughing and singing. I wish I were more like that (although people may think I was a little nutty if I went around singing all the time at my age! LOL!).

We finished the day off with making pictures outside with sidewalk chalk and playing frisbee with Sierra. Evie got a huge box of sidewalk chalk from my in-laws, so she will have fun with that.
Last of all, here is my wonderful Hubby just sitting in the sun checking his email. He was relaxing after running all over the yard with Evie and chalking with her. It was a really fun day!

1 comment:

SchnauzerMom said...

Great photos! Your little girl is so cute. You have a very special family. I love the new photo at the top with the moose and the mountains, awesome!