Sunday, April 11, 2010

Texas Bluebonnets

The bluebonnets in Texas are in full bloom and plentiful thanks to our wet winter. Don spotted an area off the highway on his way to to work everyday and wanted to take the girls for pictures. We headed there on Saturday afternoon for a few shots. Katie is suffering really bad from allergies (another product of the wet winter), so she didn't get in as many pictures because she felt bad. It's been several years since we've gone picture taking in the bluebonnets, so here are a few of the family.

On a side note, I won a contest on Facebook for a free professional photography session. The photographer is a former member of our church and her family moved to Oklahoma a few years ago. Now they are back (her husband is a pastor) and she held a contest to promote her business. I was one of the 2 lucky winners.....really it's a blessing from God! We are hoping to have family pictures made in May. It's been about 3 years since we've had a professional family really looking forward to that!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Easter 2010

Easter was somewhat low key this year in regards to spring party and egg hunt at the elementary school (only for k-3rd grade), and we did not go to any other egg hunts. The one on Easter Sunday at our church was for 4th grade and younger. Poor Katie, she is still in that in-between stage and wanted to go to an egg hunt, but none for her age......guess that's why they're called "tweeners"! We did dye eggs on Saturday and some candy and a few goodies were left for the girls on Sunday morning. My Mom came over to go to church with us and then we came back to our house for lunch. Don wanted roast, so I got up at 5 am to put it in the crockpot. Katie likes ham so we had that too along with cheesy potatoes, green beans, corn, rolls, and the best lemon bars ever! It didn't take too long after lunch for Don to head off to a nap, my Mom left to go back home and then it was nap time for me. Don and I take resting on the Sabbath very seriously. Katie was suffering with allergies, so in the end didn't even mind that she didn't go on an egg hunt because she was feeling bad.

Church service was great and we're so thankful for Pastor Craig and his wonderful messages every Sunday. It was a beautiful day to celebrate our risen Savior. Hope your Easter was enjoyed with friends, family, and the assurance of salvation through Jesus Christ.
Family picture.....I won't post the one of Mom and girls because my Mom can never keep her eyes open. It's a running joke now that we're going to start taping her eyes open whenever we take pictures :)

Sarah 14 years old
Katie 11 years old
Sarah's first pair of real high heel shoes. She was so excited and practiced walking in them on Saturday. Don didn't quite care for seeing his "little girl" in heels....sorry dad, she's growing into a beautiful young lady.