Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The boys annual piano recital was wonderful as usual.

Nicholas played "The Entertainer and Beverly Hills Cop Anthem"

Matthew played "Force Your Way"
He also played an original piece he composed titled "The Time Traveler"

Little lady had  a great time dancing around to all the wonderful music.
She also got so excited every time she saw her big brothers play!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Christ Has Risen!

We had a wonderful Sunday with friends after Pascha service here at the homestead.
They came out to spend the day, break the fast and have an Easter egg hunt together.

These two again..inseparable.
They are enjoying a large puddle formed the night before on our property.

Noah thought he would join in on the fun!

Ready for the hunt to begin!

Oh, that I love that little one.

She makes me smile.

Juliana found one egg with m&m's.  When she saw what was inside, she just took a seat, starting eating and was done hunting.

Dessert time!  
Chocolate chip cookies and ice cream.

A late afternoon walk to go see the horses next door.

Juliana just ate the carrots instead of feeding the horses.

What a glorious and perfect ending to Lent.
Christ Has Risen!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Pascha 2014

Christ Has Risen!

All the children in awe of the beauty and splendor of the evening.

Little Joe clung to me during most of the service.  He loved the lighting of the candles.

A special basket prepared for our family by lovely friends to enjoy!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

We had a little garden birthday party for Juliana on Saturday.
My mom and sister came up from Florida and
 Juliana's soon-to-be godparents came too!
We also had some other friends come to celebrate the day as well.
The weather was absolutely perfect to enjoy an outdoor party.
We had peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the kids as well as large fruit platters and chips.
For the adults, I made a large salad with all the extra fixings as well as some yummy bean burgers.
We also had chocolate cupcakes.  They were gluten and dairy free.  They actually were really good!
A bit crumbly, but good!
Such a lovely day to celebrate the birthday of our sweet baby girl.
I'm so grateful that special people in her life could come a celebrate with us.
The party girl's seat all ready to go!

I made this cute birthday hat for her to wear.

"I'm ready for my party!"

Nana and the birthday girl.

These two...inseparable.

My other Juliana. (future-daughter-in law)

"Ready for my first ever cupcake!"


"Try some dada!"

Future godmother with our sweets.
We have been so blessed by this family.

Present time!

It was such a wonderful day.  Memories were made and will be treasured always.