Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Amanda & Zach's Wedding

What a beautiful, fun, and God-centered wedding it was! Nate and I had a great time, but it was nothing in comparison to the fun time had by the girls. Alyssa was one of the flower girls and had been dancing in her dress throughout the day during pictures and in the room while we waited for the ceremony to begin...but the reception was the best! Emi & Alyssa danced and danced and danced. I think fancy puffy dresses, music, and a dance floor is pretty much the best thing they can imagine right now. :)

Alyssa and Susannah had so much fun together, they talked, played & danced together the whole day, it was so cute!





They're married, woohoo!!!!



This is pretty much how it went all day...



They were so cute sitting there watching the 1st dance.

There was a time while everyone was dancing that everyone got in a circle and someone would go in and dance and then someone else would go in after. A couple people were break dancing and right after they were done Emi jumped in the middle and started 'break dancing'! It was hilarious and so adorable...I so wish I had my camera ready to get some video of it!!! :)


Monday, April 26, 2010

Dance play date

Alyssa and Mercy had a really fun time playing together the other day. They got all dressed up in ballet attire and danced to a 'learn to dance ballet' video. It was so cute to watch them...Mercy paid attention to the video and tried to do everything they did, while Alyssa pretty much wanted to just dance around. They play so cute together, we're going to miss these play dates soon. :(
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Friday, April 16, 2010

Shamrock Farms

On Tuesday we got to go take a tour of Shamrock Farms with part of our play group. It was really fun, I was very impressed with the program they have there...I'd definitely suggest going if you can. :)
The fake cheese smiles...at least they're both looking at the camera! ;)
It was STINKY! ;)
Feeling what it's like for the cows during the milking process.




Enjoying yummy ice cream and milk after the tour. :)
Cute story from Alyssa: After the tour, on the way to lunch with Nate, I was asking the girls what their favorite parts were. The play ground and baby cows were their favorites. Then Alyssa said, "I know what your favorite is." (I'm thinking, yeah the ice cream! LOL) I asked her what my favorite was and she said, "getting to go see daddy for lunch!" So true. :) I love how sweet this little girl is!


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Our friend's 1st Anniversary Party

Our friend Sudhakar married his beautiful wife, Aneela, last year in India. Since his friends weren't able to fly back to India for the wedding, he decided to throw a 1st anniversary dinner party. It was such a great time!




Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Morning at the Science Museum

Last week we got a culture pass for the Science Center. It was our first time going there and it was so fun! I can't wait to go back. :)
They tried so hard to get it spinning fast, what cutie pies!
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This time...not so fun for Alyssa, Mercy was great at getting that thing going!
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I thought Emi would love this, but she wasn't too sure about it!


Emi loved this, I think she could've stayed at this exhibit all day. :)



This exhibit was really cool...I could've stayed at this one all day! LOL
Ok, so ignore my talking, I obviously can't tell Alyssa from Mercy (the order is opposite from what I said)...oh well, it's still a cute video! :)
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Easter :)

Oh how I love Easter! God's salvation plan is so amazing; it makes me so thankful, so in awe of Him and His power to do anything (like raising Jesus from the dead!), and so glad that His plan is perfect.
It's so great to be able to tell and retell the wonderful Easter story with the girls in the days preceding Easter. I had planned to do a really great Easter project with them before Easter but ordered the book I needed too late, but I still want to do it even though it's after Easter...stay tuned for pictures, hopefully soon. ;)
We also had a great time singing about Jesus' death & resurrection...here's part of one of my favorite's, In Christ Alone:
In Christ alone! who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones he came to save:
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied -
For every sin on Him was laid;
Here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain:
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave he rose again!
And as He stands in victory
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me,
For I am His and He is mine -
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

The girls and I making Easter cupcakes. :)



Easter morning


Celebrating with family. :)


Grandpa telling the Easter story.


Time for the Easter egg hunt!


Heading in to check out what they found...
...one was empty! That person got a special basket, which included candy, a stuffed animal, and a sign saying "He is not here. He has risen!" What a cute idea that was. :)
What a cute, goofy girl! :)


The girls with Grandma & Papa after finding the Easter baskets at their house.