The Crew

The Crew
Christina, Matthew, Joshua and Katie Grace XiHua

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Happy Easter everyone! I hope you all had a blessed day and celebrated in your favorite traditional way. We colored Easter eggs yesterday after the Easter egg hunt at church. This morning the kids searched for their baskets and eggs that the Easter Bunny hid throughout the house during the night. Then we all got dressed and went to church for a beautiful outdoor service to celebrate the true meaning of the day- the joy of our Christ's resurrection from the dead and the forgiveness of our sins so that we can come to Him in peace knowing that He accepts and loves us just as we are. He is a loving God who cares about our needs and our peace. He is not a God who expects perfection, nor does He sit at a distance, unreachable. He is present and ready for relationship.
John 3:17- For God sent not His son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.

Joshua set up and preparing to color his eggs, and yes, he's dressed for making a mess!

And the masterpieces begin!

Look at these beauties! That cute face is my favorite part!

Matthew's turn! Christina and her friend Alexis did some too.

Found my basket!

Matthew's basket was hidden in the oven. That silly Easter Bunny! We also got some awesome crafts from Lolli and Pops!

The boys clean and ready for Church. They don't stay that clean for long so I catch a picture when I can!

"Christinaaaa.....please come out for a picture." "Wait Mom, I'm still straightening my hair."
Classic moments in our conversations. She's probably the most awesome teenager a mom could ever have.

My 3 kiddos- I love 'em!

Annie and Jacob


  1. Awesome pictures. Happy Easter.

  2. Happy Easter ! Thanks for stopping by. Your family is beautiful. I got chill bumps reading about your dream of a little girl. I also dreamed about a little China girl and saw her face in my dreams. Can't wait to see your daughter in your arms, it will be more than wonderful.

  3. what a beautiful "cleaned up" family,I am with you it doesn't happen often or for long so its good to get a picture. I dont' knwo why we never hid the eater baskets, I had some friends that had to find theirs, I might have to do that to Maya next year.

  4. How cute the boys look 'all cleaned up' and Christina as well, she always looks adorable!!

  5. You guys are such a beautiful family, inside and out. I love that Christina was "straigtening her hair"! I can't imagine trying to get all my kiddos for a picture when the girls get older!


Many hungry children near the boarder of Myanmar and Thailand-click on photo