Jacob entertaining the troops on the way to the Bellingham Airport to drop us off on our way to Maui
We love you lots, Ken and will be praying for you.
We are planning our escape....thankful to be off to Maui sunshine, just the two of us....so thankful that we still really enjoy each others company. We will be joined by Roger and vicki for the last 10 days of our holiday.....so thankful that we have family that we really enjoy being with, too! We are truly blessed by God for His blessings of family and friends.
Be blessed, my friends....cherish the moments
It has been very crazy weather around here this week....we almost NEVER get snow this late but yesterday it snowed...and snowed alot in some places.
But if you care to stop and look long and hard, you can see new life all around. I just love living in a part of the world that has distinct seasons....even though it is still gray out, the trees are working hard at their glorious presentation, soon to be seen.
Thank you, Lord, for new life, fresh starts, new beginnings, and especially re-birth.
We are bless beyond measure....take time, my friends, to look past the stuff, and acknowledge God's goodness.
This shot was taken by my honey....at about 4:30 am. The kids were on their way to the Dominican Republic with their good friends Dan and Becca and their wee dollie, Michal. Unfortunately, I didn't get to see them off at the airport.....I was really busy sleeping at the time!
Cecelia and I had a LONG-OVERDUE thank you lunch at Northview today.
Ce worked for us in the office this past season and did a terrific job. Thanks, Ce!
Her daughter, Leslie and Shawna joined us, too....needless to say it was a delightful time in the company of our girls.
I was determined to have everyone sit around the table....I admit,
we were a bit squished, but it was so good to celebrate Easter dinner together.
I just love this shot....everyone in the room is busy interacting and
doing their own thing...it tells the story of our usual family gatherings....never a dull moment!
Jacob and Trevor had a blast on the
Easter egg hunt....considering they had never done it before,
they sure got the hang of it....what fun to have the kids around!! We are surely blessed.
By Charles Wesley
Christ, the Lord is risen today,
Sons of men and angels say:
Raise your joys and triumphs high,
Sing, ye heavens, and earth, reply,
Lives again our glorious King:
Where, O death, is now thy sting?
Dying once, He all doth save:
Where thy victory, O grave?
Love's redeeming work is done,
Fought the fight, the battle won;
Death in vain forbids Him rise;
Christ has opened Paradise.
Soar we now, where Christ has led,
Following our exalted Head;
Made like Him, like Him we rise;
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies;
The emblem of suff'ring and shame;
And I love that old cross, where the dearest and best
For a world of lost sinners was slain.
So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it someday for a crown.
Oh, that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,
Has a wondrous attraction for me;
For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above
To bear it to dark Calvary.
In the old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,
A wondrous beauty I see,
For 'twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died
To pardon and sanctify me.
To the old rugged cross I will ever be true;
Its shame and reproach gladly bear;
Then He'll call me someday to my home far away,
Where His glory forever I'll share
Happy Birthday, Rob.....my love always.