Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter 2011


We started our Easter weekend on Saturday morning with our 3rd egg hunt! Cori was such a pro this time around and probably collected the most eggs out of everyone in her 1-2 age group! Just check out her basket and a few pictures of her hunting. She was so proud of herself!

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After the egg hunt was over, she decided it was time to play in the fountain! She LOVES the fountain in our neighborhood and can’t wait to get her hands in that water every time we walk by it. One day I think she might jump in it! I’m just praying that swim lessons come before that happens!!

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Cori woke up Easter morning to find her Easter basket. She slept in LATE on Sunday morning so she had to get dressed first thing so we could make it to church on time. The Easter bunny brought her a book about the true meaning of Easter. It’s a Veggie Tale book, called Madame Blue’s Easter Hullabaloo. It also has a button in the top left corner that upon pushing it sings, “Oh may we ever praise Him with heart and life and voice…” I can’t make out the rest, but Cori LOVES it!! I have a feeling I’ll be hearing that song A LOT in the next week or two!

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What do you think of Cori Belle’s smocked Easter dress?! Kristy’s mom found it for me and I LOVE it!! Those are little chicks with bunny ears if you can’t tell from the picture. SO cute! It may be a little big on Finley next year, but we’ll see if we can make it work! … Or, maybe the girls will have MATCHING smocked Easter dresses! Oh, the joy of having two girls!! :)

My parents came up to celebrate Easter with us. It was nice to have my mom and my sister at church with us. My dad didn’t quite make it to church because of an allergic reaction to a cat, but that’s another story! … Pastor Max’s sermon was titled Veni, Vidi, Vici (I came, I saw, I conquered), which is exactly what Christ did for us. He came to show us God in the flesh. He saw us for who we are as he lived among us. And, He conquered the grave by being risen on Easter Sunday. Because of what Christ did for us, we can have life and life to the fullest. I’m so thankful!

After church we headed over to our good friends, Rose and Chauncey’s, house for lunch. We have done Easter lunch at their house the past 3 years and it’s been such a fun tradition. Here is our family picture last year compared to this year. Hard to believe that next year we will have an additional child! :)

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My dad and Cori were both wearing purple and I thought that was so sweet. She had a ball with my dad over the weekend. She just adores both her grandpa’s!

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Granddad, Mia, Aunt Amber, Cori Belle, me (with Finley Grace), David

Here are a few more pictures of my sweet girl playing outside on Easter. She loves to be “outs” (outside) as she calls it. And I love watching her run around!

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We sang this song at church on Sunday and I just LOVE it!

In Christ alone my hope is found

He is my light, my strength, my song

This Cornerstone, this solid ground

Firm through the fiercest drought and storm


What heights of love, what depths of peace

When fears are stilled, when strivings cease

My Comforter, my All in All

Here in the love of Christ I stand


In Christ alone, who took in flesh

Fullness of God in helpless Babe

This gift of love and righteousness

Scorned by the ones he came to save


Til 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


No guilt in life, no fear in death

This is the power of Christ in me

From life’s first cry to final breath

Jesus commands my destiny


No power of hell, no scheme of man

Could ever pluck me from His hand

Til He returns or calls me home

Here in the power of Christ I stand


I hope everyone had a very Happy Easter!!


Stephanie said...

I love the smocked dress! She is too cute!

Lauren said...

Love the song and just reading the lyrics makes me tear up and get goose bumps! Cori's Easter dress was adorable!