Sunday, April 24, 2011


The Resurrection

1 Early on Sunday morning, as the new day was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went out to visit the tomb.
2 Suddenly there was a great earthquake! For an angel of the Lord came down from heaven, rolled aside the stone, and sat on it. 3 His face shone like lightning, and his clothing was as white as snow. 4 The guards shook with fear when they saw him, and they fell into a dead faint.

5 Then the angel spoke to the women. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying. 7 And now, go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and he is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there. Remember what I have told you.”

8 The women ran quickly from the tomb. They were very frightened but also filled with great joy, and they rushed to give the disciples the angel’s message. 9 And as they went, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they ran to him, grasped his feet, and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Don’t be afraid! Go tell my brothers to leave for Galilee, and they will see me there.”

Matthew 28:1- 10

Saturday, April 23, 2011


Calvary – Jesus Christ, 33, of Nazareth died Friday on Mount Calvary, also known as Golgotha, the place of the skull. Betrayed by the apostle Judas, Jesus was crucified by the Romans, by order of the ruler Pontius Pilate. The causes of death were crucifixion, extreme exhaustion, severe torture, and loss of blood.

Jesus Christ, a descendant of Abraham, was a member of the house of David. he was the Son of the late Joseph, a carpenter of Nazareth, and Mary, His devoted mother. Jesus was born in a stable in the city of Bethlehem, Judea. He is survived by by His mother Mary, His faithful apostles, numerous disciples and many other followers.

Jesus was self-educated and spent most of his adult life working as a teacher. Jesus also occasionally worked as a medical doctor and it is reported that he healed many patients. Up until the time of His death, Jesus was teaching and sharing the Good News, healing the sick, touching the lonely, feeding the hungry, and helping the poor.

Jesus was most noted for telling parables about His Father’s Kingdom and performing miracles such as feeding over 5,000 people with only five loaves of bread and two fish, and healing a man who was born blind. On the day before His death, He held a Last Supper celebrating the Passover Feast at which He foretold His death.

The body was quickly buried in a stone grave which was donated by Joseph of Arimathea, a loyal friend of the family. By order of Pontius Pilate, a boulder was rolled in front of the tomb. Roman soldiers were put on guard.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that everyone try to live as Jesus did. Donations may be sent to anyone in need.

*this was sent to me by a member of my bible study - not sure where it came from. i am in full support of anyone copying and re-posting.

Friday, April 22, 2011

camera phone picture dump

do you have a camera on your phone? i'm a little obsessed with mine. i'm always taking pictures of C or random things that i just bought and want to show the hubs when he's not with me. i didn't want an iphone, but got one through my job. and after having it for almost 2 years, i'm still not a good iphone user with apps or the ipod or stuff like that, but i LOVE the camera.

what do you all do with all the pictures you take? they aren't quality enough or important enough to print (most of the time), and they just hang out in there.

here are some random phone pics. this seems like a good place to dump them out.

she is letting me double french braid her hair! 1st of all - can you believe how much hair my 19 month old baby has? 2nd - elmo is a life saver sometimes.

ummm...where did she learn this??

on our way to florida. when i snapped the picture i thought "perfect - wonder how long this will last". answer - about 3 min.

this is my buddy man. i'm loving that the weather has been so nice, and i can pack up C and buddy and we can go walking at local parks and gardens.

first day at the beach. actually, first 20 min. at our condo. we were so excited we went straight to the beach and C got busy!

lunch in seaside. such a fun little place. C and i ate at a little stand that sold any and every kind of grilled cheese you could think of. so smart and yummy!

dress up jewelry from great ma-maw

do you all do this? i'm a little embarrassed but i bet i'm not the only one who does this. i shop like this all the time with my best friend that lives 3 hours away. it's nice to have another set of eyes when you're shopping by yourself. "is the neck weird or cool? does this shirt make me look pregnant? can i wear this color? can i pull off these boots?" these are normal and frequent texts to each other. this is a dress i didn't purchase but love, love, love. the price tag was way too high. i shouldn't have even tried it on, but man - what a cutie! (the dress, not necessarily the model) =)

Hoppy Easter blog friends!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

productive weekend

my last blog was pretty exciting huh? i mean, just riveting...

well, blogging about it put me in motion. i did pretty good. i cleaned the whole house! like really cleaned. pulled out chairs and dusted under furniture. cleaned glass and mirrors. it was a serious clean. C took a 5 1/2 hour nap (!) so i was about to get a lot done.

i also finished the baby blanket i was working on. the burp clothes did not get made, but the blanket did. and it is probably the favorite blanket i've made. so, i have to share.

i found out that the mommy-to-be was doing her nursery in pink and green.

and she is naming her little sweetie penelope.

i'm pretty excited about the applique. i've been practicing a lot and i'm really pleased with how it came out.

and i wanted to add all the baby favorites. satin trim and super soft fleece.

i hope she loves it and is able to get a lot of snuggle use out of it!


i was also able to get some great pictures of C. she is 19 months old right now and the spring flowers and fresh green outside was something i couldn't resist. she has so much personality right now and i'm so glad i was able to capture this time.

here's a peek at a few of my favorites.

(i hope my mom doesn't read this - these are part of her mother's day gift! =))

have a good week!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

saturday to-do

the hubs is off on a 70 mile bike ride today and C and i are enjoying a day in.

but now she's down for a nap and our house is a wreck. wait, i mean a WRECK! it. is. bad.

and i need to finish some gifts for a baby shower tomorrow.

i need a list.

while the hubs is away and C is sleeping, i'm getting to work!

- clean house (bathrooms, kitchen, vacuum, dust, boo...)

- finish baby blanket for baby shower tomorrow

- make burps clothes for baby shower

- laundry

here's the problem.

#1 - i'm blogging...whoops...

#2 - i'm really, really tired. stayed up way too late last night

#3- i'm blogging...=)

OK - i'm doing this!

wish me luck!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

fun in the sun

i just went a whole week without internet or computer! it's been a long time since i've done that, and i really liked it. i missed reading a lot of my usual blogs, but i really enjoyed the books i read instead.

i've been at the beach and we had a ton of fun in the sun!

i'm so thankful that we got the opportunity to get away and have some good quality family time. it was a wonderful week and just what we needed.

i took a lot of pictures this past week. i'm kind of proud of myself. usually i'm not the best at taking pictures. i just don't like toting my camera around. but this week i did good. i didn't want to miss or forget anything. C is at such a fun age for the beach right now. everything was so new and she had such a great time.

just a few of my favorites. enjoy!