Easter 2016

I’ve always liked Easter. As a girl I liked Easter egg hunts at our church the Saturday between Good Friday and Easter. Then on Easter morning I remember waking up excitedly to see what the Easter bunny (my mom – thanks mom!) had brought me. I loved the shiny green grass with jelly beans hidden in it, fun little toys, books, cassette tapes. As an adult Easter grew in meaning that Jesus really did die as an atoning sacrifice for everyone’s sin, past, present and future. I was in involved in Bible studies and I prayed. However its like my faith in what God really did for me, for you, for all of us didn’t hold the weight that it does now that Max is in heaven with Jesus. Having someone I desperately love and miss in an aching way gives God’s plan so much more weight and importance beyond measure. I remember at Max’s dedication getting choked up realizing that he was really on loan to us, that he was a gift from God and that we were chosen to be his parents – that we got to have him and how special that was. But I never thought that God would allow him to leave us when he was three years and 7 days old to go be with Jesus. So Easter is a big deal.

Jesus Christ Is Risen Today

By: Latin carol, 14th cent.

Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!
Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!
Suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!

Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!
Unto Christ, our heavenly king, Alleluia!
Who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
Sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!

But the pains which he endured, Alleluia!
Our salvation have procured; Alleluia!
Now above the sky he’s king, Alleluia!
Where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!

Sing we to our God above, Alleluia!
Praise eternal as his love; Alleluia!
Praise him, all you heavenly host, Alleluia!
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Alleluia!

Hymn # 127 from Lutheran Worship
Author: Lyra Davidica
Tune: Easter Hymn
1st Published in: 1708


Jake is four-months-old!


Look at those red eyebrows! His eyelashes are red too. And those cheeks – I kiss them as much as possible. The poor kid will probably loath physical contact later in life!


Molly really likes to be in Jake’s monthly pictures. Jake is growing up and becoming more fun. He’s super smiley and has some tickle spots that he’ll giggle like crazy if tickled just right. He likes to be held facing out to see what we’re all up to. I wear him in our front pack as well. As far as a schedule some time there are some days in a row where he’s consistent with napping. However just when I think I’ve got him figured out he changes things up.  He likes to watch Molly and take baths with her. I liked how Max and Molly took baths and how she would watch him play. I’m glad that Jake can watch Molly and eventually they’ll play together.




All thumbs

We have a thumb sucker on our hands. Neither Max or Molly sucked their thumbs. I’m glad Jake is able to entertain/sooth himself by sucking his thumb! Now he just needs to get better at it!