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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Springtime Piano Recital

Once again, Sadie did a lovely job at her piano recital. She and 26 other students performed yesterday afternoon.

Since none of you got to see it live, I'm posting the video here for those who are interested. You'll have to press pause on my playlist at the side of my blog to avoid conflicting audio.

Thanks to Miss Christina, her teacher, for another year of fabulous teaching.
And Sadie, stop growing up!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A First for Allison

She lost her first tooth! She was so excited to experience this rite of passage to becoming a "big girl". #2 will follow soon!

Easter in Pullman

Better late than never, right? It feels like it was just yesterday anyway...

A few photos from our Easter holiday here on the Palouse:Sadie girl happy to show off the just-colored eggs.

Allison overjoyed with the kind of candy she found in an egg.

While prepping Easter dinner, I realized I hadn't heard from Grant in awhile... sure enough he and his chocolate bunny were sharing some quality time while hiding behind the couch.

A lovely enough day to walk barefoot outside... an Easter blessing!
He is risen indeed!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

He is Risen!

We celebrate today the gift of grace that God gave to us through his son, Jesus. He endured death and was resurrected save us from our sin. May you know this and come to know HIM as your savior.

What a blessed day with family and friends!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Spring Break

To me, Spring Break tends to come at the wrong time of year. Being from a family in agriculture, my dad (and now my hubby) was always busy in the fields during our week off of school in March.

Since this year's weather has been "different" (a.k.a. "absolutely miserable"), we got an unexpected blessing from it. Snow on the ground = no workin' in the dirt! My dad and my husband were free to take time off.

We made the most of it and booked a night at a hotel (with a pool, of course) to spend some fun indoor time in Spokane. And, the other indoor dream for kids is always a visit to Chuck E Cheese's. The kids had a blast.

What are you doing for Spring Break?

Let's Get Together

Yeah, yeah, yeah... We'll have lots of fu-un! (Can anyone name the movie?)

Here's some photos from two weekends ago when our family was gathering for the birth of my beautiful new nephew, Trent Daniel Holling. It was so good to be together, and incredible to see our children spend time with one another.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

2 Field Trips = 2 Much Fun

Thursday. A fieldtrip with the kindergarten class.

Friday. A fieldtrip with the second grade class.

First to the Post Office (and sadly, a bit of a yawner).

Then to the Art Gallery (great art, just coming from a little more liberal viewpoint than our family happens to see).

Both unique, and both fun in their own ways. I'm so glad I'm able to join my kids in their public school adventures!

Grandpa is a Softie

Any of you who know him will say that it's true.

He folded. Took my son to a "John Deere Days" event and when my son sat on the toy 4 wheeler and looked at Grandpa with his big brown eyes and said he wanted one... my dad folded. He bought it as an investment for all his Grandbabies coming to play at the farm.

So, my kiddos were the first to get and try it out. Needless to say, Grant was thrilled. Total perma-grin. Pretty darn cute, he is.