Easter 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

On Saturday, the day before Easter, we took Joel to an egg hunt. We arrived just as the announcer was starting the count down for the kids to run. There were a ton of people so Jeremy had to pick Joel up and try to run past the crowd. The huge crowd seemed to be a overwhelming for Joel but he had the biggest smile on his face when he was showing me all the eggs he found after the hunt.

Saturday night we let Joel dye Easter eggs for the first time ever. I had a mom fail; I forgot to buy vinegar so the only colors that came out were the pink and blue. Thankfully Joel didn't mind too much.. He still thought it was fun!

Joel was a little spoiled this Easter. On top of the goodies he got from the Easter Bunny, he also received stuff in the mail from Grammie (my mom), Great Aunt Cheryl, + Pawpaw & Granny (my dad and stepmom). Grandma (Jer's mom) also had a basket for him and Crystal (Jer's cousin's girlfriend) gave him a bucket full of goodies. He was very excited about each gift, and now he wants to it be Easter every day. He wakes up every morning and asks me if it's Easter still. It's cute.

{Easter morning}
{Egg hunt at Grandma's house}

I'm thankful he has so many people that love him and gave him fun goodies.. but at the end of the day I want him to know the real reason we celebrated Easter. The resurrection of Jesus Christ. It's not easy to explain it to a 3 year old but I still try. Joel LOVES for us to read books to him so the Easter Bunny put a book called "Let's Celebrate Jesus on Easter" in his basket. I already talk about Jesus every day to him and I always pray out loud (throughout the day and before bedtime) so Joel can hear. Sometimes I pray out loud and don't realize he is actually listening until I'm done praying and I hear a sweet voice say "AMEN!"  :-)

Spring Weather

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

We had a wonderful weekend. We were finally able to go outside and not freeze our butts off! We had perfect weather with temps in the 70s. It was great! We took advantage of it by playing outside all day long and doing yardwork. Well, actually.. Jeremy did the yard work... me and Joel just played.  :-)

Our warm weather fun unfortunately did not last long though. We woke up this morning and it was snowing. Yes, seriously. Needless to say.. we are bummed!

Baby #2 Update

Thursday, April 10, 2014

I had my second ultrasound with the high risk doctor today. Baby #2 looks very healthy (he weighs 1 pound already) and still has no signs of TSC that the doctor can see. The doctor did tell me, though, that we have to realize they can't tell for sure until after the baby is born. Sometimes the ultrasounds can miss something or it won't develop until later on. I have moments where I worry about it but for the most part I'm choosing joy. I'm thankful for this second miracle God has blessed us with! We are going to keep praying that he will continue to grow and stay healthy.

Oh! The ultrasound tech surprised me and gave me a clear look at our sweet boy's face. We think he looks like his big brother.  :-)

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