Monday, March 24, 2008

Our Easter Celebration

Our Easter Celebration began Saturday night with what else but an easter egg hunt. It was just the three of us, but it was just as fun. Keegan loved it.
Found One!

Sunday went well with 95 people at church. There was a wonderful spirit there as we celebrated the resurrection of our Lord. After service, we ate our easter dinner with the Andersons (a family in our church). We had a great time, Keegan even got to do another easter egg hunt!
Keegan with his Easter Basket on Sunday Morning, He is still a little sleepy, as you can tell. :)
Us, decked out in our Easter finery.

Isn't he a handsome little dude!

On a more serious note, Easter has meant a little more to me this year. The scripture, "For God so loved the world, He gave his only begotten son", has really taken on a new meaning for me. I look at Keegan, and I just cannot not imagine sending him away to die. The words to one of my favorite songs really described how I feel this Easter season.

Thank you for the cross, Lord

Thank you for the price You paid.

Bearing all my sin and shame, in love You came.

And gave amazing grace.

Thank you for this love, Lord

Thank you for the nail pierced hands.

Washed me in your cleansing flow, now all I know

Your forgiveness and embrace

Worthy is the Lamb

Seated on the the throne.

Crown You now with many crowns.

You reign victorious

High and Lifted up, Jesus Son of God

The Darling of Heaven crucified,

Worthy is the Lamb!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

A Lesson On Pouting

There has been a specific thing that I have been praying about lately. It really is just a small thing, but important to me nevertheless. I really have not had any answers and was sort of getting the feeling that God was ignoring me (ever felt like that?) Anyway, I was getting a little pouty about the whole thing, when the telephone rang. It was a friend that I just recently met since moving here. One of the first things she asked was if Keegan had slept in the morning before. Confused, I answered that as a matter of fact he had until around 9:00 (which is very rare for him, he is a very early riser). She continued to tell me that she was thinking about me and realized that Chip and I were tired from staying up very late because of his party, so she prayed that Keegan would sleep in so that we could catch a couple of hours of extra sleep. At that moment God spoke to my heart. He reminded me that although our prayers might not be answered when and how we want, He still answers them. My faith was renewed! Sleeping in is such a small, minute thing, a thing that you would think God wouldn't have time to care about. But He cares about those small, insignificant things! With all my many faults and imperfections, the great, Almighty God still loves me! I'm going to keep on praying, and no more pouting! .

Monday, March 17, 2008


Yesterday was Chip's birthday. 29 years old! I had a surprise party for him after church last night. 57 people showed, fun! The night was a success, and had perfect ending of Keegan preaching us his first sermon (see bottom picture). I guess he's got preaching in his genes :).

Friday, March 14, 2008

Raise your hand if your ready for warm weather.....

Yesterday was actually warm enough for Keegan and I to play outside. It was in the 60's! I was so excited, thinking that Spring had finally arrived! But lo, today it is in the 40's again. Come on, warm weather! Oh well, Keegan and I enjoyed the warm weather yesterday at least.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

A snack of fuzzy fruit loops

I was doing the dishes yesterday (I have not been blessed with a dishwasher) and I noticed that Keegan was being awfully quiet. I quietly peeked down the hall and saw, to my dismay, Keegan's head down in one of the heating vents. He had figured out how to get the cover off, and had discovered some fruit loops down in there. Who know how old they were! Of course I had to grab my camera, here is the deed caught on film

I guess he decided they didn't taste very good after all :)

Friday, March 7, 2008

My baby is growing up

Keegan has been throwing himself over his crib lately, so we decided it was time to do a big boy bed. We took the front off of his crib, and turned it into a daybed. He was quite excited during this process, little did he know what this meant. At 8:30 I told him it was time to go "nigh, nigh", he ran into his room and jumped into bed, cuddled up with his blankie, and boz bear, and waved at me and said "nigh, nigh". I thought, Wow! this is going to be a peice of cake. Boy, was I wrong! Finally, at 10:30 after many scoldings, he was peacefully asleep in his big boy bed. I was quite proud, until about 12:30a.m. I laid awake and remembered the first time I laid him in his crib when he came home from the hospital. It hit me, he's not a baby anymore, my baby is growing up. This is what it's all about though, right? Helping him grow up into a diciplined boy, even when all I want to do is keep him a baby

Thursday, March 6, 2008

I now officially have a blog

I've finally decided it's time for me to get with the times and join the world of blogging. People are always asking me, "Do you have a blog?" Well, now I do! Yay, for me!