Happy Easter! I hope that today all of you (our faithful readers) were able to see what Christ's resurrection truly means in your everyday life - that was the challenge presented to us in the sermon at church this morning. For me, that means choosing to view each moment as a God-indwelled time, no matter what I happen to be doing. Seeing Him in the everyday is something I try to do - it really helps me stay sane in the seemingly mundane tasks in which I constantly find myself. Anyways, I was able to see Him throughout our Easter, from our new breakfast tradition of Mediterranean-style fish with eggs for breakfast with a reading of the Easter story, to our time at church that ended with a hilarious wannabe photo shoot with our friends the Clarkes, to both kids napping this afternoon, to Charlotte's first Easter egg hunt (indoors, since it was pouring), to watching Jonathan effortlessly manage a toddler temper tantrum, to yummy split pea w/ham soup for dinner, to ... see? When you start listing the things that seem so normal that truly could only happen with God present, it really makes you realize - HE IS.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Early this past week we were teased a bit by the fabulous weather - even though it's gone now, we had to do everything possible to take advantage of it while it was here! On Monday, the kids and I headed to 2 new parks nearby with Megan, Cora and Hannah. We didn't need sweatshirts - only tank tops, hats, sunglasses, and lunch. It was glorious outdoors (around 20/68) and we soaked up that sunshine for 3 hours, watching the girls splash their feet in the water, climb like monkeys and swing to their hearts' delight. TJ also had his first ride in the baby swing! Although the weather is back down to around 11/52, it's great knowing that spring really is here!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
On Sunday after church, we headed to McCleery golf course for a fun outdoor family day. We took a picnic lunch and the kids and I drove the cart while Jonathan played a round with 3 other people. It was such a gorgeous afternoon and I wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere else. The course is situated along the water's edge on one side and is also surrounded by a very 'horsey' neighbourhood. There were riding lessons, trail riders, and people 'walking' their horses on 2 other sides of the course. Who would have expected that here in Vancouver? Charlotte loved watching the horses and feeding the ducks that were lazing on the several ponds situated perfectly between greens and fairways. I hope we can do this again - we'll just make sure to wear sunscreen next time!