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Wife to Adam, mommy to Alexa & Adlee Grace, Christ follower, owner at NewSpring Church, lover of Clemson football, and all things monogrammed. Looking for ways to simplify, serve, and teach my girls what life is all about.

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Easter Pics

The girl loves art...isn't her outfit cute??!! Mimi made her a pillowcase dress and W a pair of matching shorts...then she made Baby C a little dress, but it was too small b/c there were no patterns! I'm lovin the hair bows...they are so much fun to make!

Unwrapping their books from Aunt Sylvia

Alexa loves her books!

Aunt Sylvia reading to her

They took turns pushing each other...although Alexa usually doesn't like W's tricycle b/c when she tries to pedal backwards to stop it will free wheel...the first time it happened (several months ago) she looked up and said "this is broke" LOL!

Oh what a yummy lunch!

Everybody loves the bunny cake!

Lexa and Mommy

Somebody mostly likes the icing

Checking out the Easter baskets

David was showing off the lizard he caught

Time for egg hunting :)

Her basket was full!

Poor little lizard...he was slightly traumatized, and probably thanking God that he was still alive at this point! LOL!!

Why is it so hard to get 4 children to cooperate for a group shot?

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter 2009

What a busy weekend! We had the best time at Jodi's on Saturday...most of our family was there, and that makes it even better. A&W had a good time playing with Luke and David, and I think Luke and David enjoyed being the older cousins :) I have some really cute pictures of all of them, but I don't have my cord with me, so those will have to wait until later.

Mama made the most adorable outfits for A&W...she also made one for baby C, but unfortunately we didn't do a good job of thinking through our measurements, so it didn't quite fit...and we were not about to force it! Definitely going to try that one again b/c it was really cute. After lunch, dessert, and Easter egg hunting, we headed to NewSpring for what may very well be the best service EVER! Just a few stats...between the 3 campuses we had over 15,000 people for all of our Easter services, which is a NewSpring record...then the GVL campus had over 3000 which is a record for us as well. That is truly incredible when you consider that our campus has not even been open a year and we have almost doubled the number from our first Sunday! There were over 800 viewing the service live on the web campus, and the most exciting stat...the last count I saw was between 325 and 350 people gave their lives to Jesus!!! Isn't that what Easter is all about?

God is doing some amazing things through NewSpring, and I am ever in awe that He allows me to be a part of it! So thankful for a church that is committed to reaching the world for Jesus!

I'll try to get some pictures up in the next day or so...my home group is going to dinner tonight to hang out and meet some new people so I don't know if I'll have time after that, but I promise before the week is over I will!

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend, and I would love to hear about your experiences! Have a great week!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Aloha Friday

Well, it's Friday again!! I don't know about you, but I'm glad it's finally here :) This week has been exhausting for me, so I'm looking forward to this weekend. We have some big plans! Mimi is going to the Master's Sunday w/ my Grandpa, so as a result we are having our family Easter celebration tomorrow. We've got a big crowd coming, and I know A&W are going to be so much fun hunting Easter eggs. Can't wait to post pictures tomorrow night!

What are your favorite Easter Traditions?

One of my favorite things about Easter is the bunny cake my Aunt Sylvia makes. We have had it for years, and even though I'm a mommy now I still love it...and she is bringing it tomorrow. Answer my question, and then head on over to An Island Life to answer Kailani's question and see what others are asking as well. Here are a few pics from Easter last year...they were so cute in their little outfits Mimi made and Jodi embroidered...their outfits this year are going to be even cuter (if that's possible!).

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I'm Back!

It seems like it's been forever since I posted...and aside from the fact that I've been busy with every day stuff, I've been away because of a newly formed addiction. Don't worry...it's not serious, and has actually already gone away. LOL! Let me explain :)

Three weekends ago I went to Cola to see Lindsey...it was certainly an eventful weekend...but more about that later. We went to wal-mart on Saturday and she bought Twilight. I have never had any interest in reading this series, and I really didn't care about the movie either, but I agreed to watch it with her. I really liked the movie, so much in fact, that we watched it twice. She told me the book was so much better, so I decided to read it. She let me borrow it back in November after our beach trip, and I had yet to open the cover. I started reading it the Monday after I came back, and I finished the 4th book Sunday night. Mama and I were both completely hooked...and I have to admit I'm slightly sad that I'm already done reading them. I can't wait to see the next movie, and I'll probably read the books again before then. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys suspense and/or vampires. LOL!

So back to our interesting weekend...Lindsey and I planned to have a girl's weekend as I mentioned in my last post part of our plan was to go to Charleston on Saturday and do some window shopping and eating. Well, we didn't quite make it, and when I say quite I mean at all! Friday night after doing a little shopping in Cola we went out to eat, and on the way home my car DIED! Not going into all the drama, but after more $$ than I would've preferred it's timing belt related, and while that was fixed, a subsequent problem is not worth repairing, and therefore my car is basically dead. As a result, our weekend plans changed quickly and we just stayed around Cola. We still had a great time, and that's the important part!

I'm sure there are other things to update on, but honestly my brain is too tired to think of anything else right now. Not to mention I have a little girl who needs to get ready for bed. So, I'll leave you with a few pictures from the park!