Friday, April 29, 2011

Resurection Sunday

 Here are some late pics of our Sunday celebrating our Lord's resurrection.
 Zane had a blast hunting his eggs, something he has just learned about, his biggest delight was discovering that there was something very yummy inside those colorful eggs.
I have been enjoying my new 35millimeter lens that I got in the mail last week and boy oh boy am I having so much fun taking pictures of the babies.
 Hunting is so much fun.
Ezra in his Sunday best. 
I found this little vest at the thrift store a couple days before Easter and couldn't resist it.
 Zane now wishes me to dress him in his Sunday suspenders whenever he happens to find them in his dresser drawers.


This past week has been a full one. Full of rejoicing over Christ's resurrection and also a week of sorrow. Days ago winds were hitting our home in such a violent force that brought concern to our hearts and wondering what was going on in other states that also had tornado warnings.

Learning of the death of David Wilkerson whom I have mourned over and over this last week has been so so sad for me. You can read more about him here.You may remember the daily devotional I had posted a few posts back? Unknowing it would be his last few devotions on this earth. I know that he will be greatly missed and his love of the Lord has blessed so many people. and now also just learning of the lives that have been taken in the last tornadoes is so devastating and heart breaking. Yes this last week has been one of sorrow and sadness. But as David Wilkerson has just written,
“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2).
If you should ask me what is happening in the world right now, I would answer,
“Everything Jesus warned us would happen in the last days!” 
What did Jesus tell us to do when we see all these things coming to pass? He
said, “Look up, lift up your heads (eyes); for your redemption is drawing
near” (21:28).

"Oh beloved, if you love Jesus, you should not be surprised or fearful. GOD HAS
EVERYTHING UNDER CONTROL."
Yes, we tremble at first seeing and hearing such dire news—but this is the
time to look unto Jesus. He brought us this far—he is the author of our
faith—he will bring us to the finish line with hope and peace, no matter what
happens.

Today, let not any bad news cast down your soul. Look up—keep your entire
focus on Jesus. He is coming very soon."

 

Much Love to you all dear readers
~ Marie

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Ezra 4 Months

 This Happy baby is turning 4 months in just a couple of days.
Here are some fun pics I had taken today. I am loving Me Ra Koh's new book called Your Baby In Pictures. It has gotten me so inspired and has taught me a lot concerning photography.



Much love to you all dear readers :)
~ Marie

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Cake

I have been planing on making this Martha Stewart cake for the last two weeks and today it happened. I got cozy in the kitchen and baked away. This cake was fun but as usal I was impatient. So I rushed to have it ready for 4:00 tea. My nest started floating down stream by the time I got to take pictures :) Next time I will give myself enough time for the chocolate ganache to cool.


And and guess who I caught licking the cake while I stepped away for a split second?
This little man decided he had waited too long for his tea.
One lick was not enough.

Aha!!! Caught him red handed!!!

So the floating nest cake also had a couple of tongue marks on the side. No biggie,
but will it survive mommy's pony tail that whips into the chocolate ganache when she leans down to clean little boys chocolate face from getting on the couch?

It survived :)
And was worth it all!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Looking Unto Jesus



THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2011
LOOKING UNTO JESUS

“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2).
If you should ask me what is happening in the world right now, I would answer,
“Everything Jesus warned us would happen in the last days!” He warned of
men’s hearts failing them with fear from beholding the things happening on
earth. He warned of earthquakes in various places—nations rising against
nations—ethnic group against ethnic group.

We have lived to see the beginning of all the end-time prophecies being
fulfilled before our very eyes. Consider Luke 21:11, “Great earthquakes in
various places.”

What did Jesus tell us to do when we see all these things coming to pass? He
said, “Look up, lift up your heads (eyes); for your redemption is drawing
near” (21:28).

Oh beloved, if you love Jesus, you should not be surprised or fearful. GOD HAS
EVERYTHING UNDER CONTROL.

Yes, we tremble at first seeing and hearing such dire news—but this is the
time to look unto Jesus. He brought us this far—he is the author of our
faith—he will bring us to the finish line with hope and peace, no matter what
happens.

Today, let not any bad news cast down your soul. Look up—keep your entire
focus on Jesus. He is coming very soon.

“Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; for he is
faithful that promised” (Hebrews 10:23).

This devotion was such a sweet fragrance for my soul today. 
 I am posting this late past midnight which really
means its yesterdays devotion :)
 This time of night is when I get to really take advantage and get my sweet moments of rest to indulge myself in the Lord. Hope you can slow down a bit and find your quite time to spend with our Lord too !!
Blessings to all dear readers,
~ Marie

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Kefir Smoothie

Our Kefir grains have been growing so quickly and we have been trying to keep up with them. Almost every morning for breakfast we have our Kefir. Here is one of the recipes we have enjoyed.

You will need about 2 -3 cups kefir
 (if you don't have kefir you can substitute yogurt instead.)
2 Spoons of Honey. 
2 Bananas
3 Strawberries
Cupful of Ice
1 Orange
Blitz together and Enjoy :)
If anyone is wanting some Kefir grains please let me know.
 We are growing to much for our family as it is.
Love 
~Marie

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Week Of Spring Time

Got out this week and enjoyed going to the playground and laying around on the grass, taking pictures of babies and smelling the gorgeous breezy winds that feel so nice on the face. It seems amazing to me that we are finally out of winter. 
Ezra and I laying on the grass as Daddy and Zane play at the playground. 
Zane had a blast going down the slide and swinging with daddy.
Ezra is getting so big and even more adorable. Every time I wake up in the mornings he is such a happy baby. The minute he opens his eyes he is smiling at me. Even when I am not all that responsive at 3:00 a.m. he still smiles away at me and laughs as well. He has been getting a better schedule to sleeping through the night now. Just once or twice a night he has a feeding. My back has been out due to a really old mattress that we have owned for since we have been married and also nursing has been tough because of my back. Honey-Man got us a brand new mattress and oh my goodness my sleep is SO lovely. I am happy Ezra is not waking so often because now I am one happy clam as I sleep away. My back is doing so much better and only triggers when I do the dishes, maybe I could hire a maid wouldn't that be brilliant!! 
Zane loves to be Mr. Business Man, he has his empty pen cap and just loves pretending to write something down on a piece of paper or talk on the phone and stop to write down some directions as he says, "uhuh ok bye".
I made more of Elizabeth's Short Bread cookies again. This time I warmed up some chocolate chips and dipped them half way in. They were super yummy. 
It has been raining a lot this last week. I really don't mind because the rain is a spring rain and it brings in gorgeous clouds that have winds in them and reminds me of Easter Time. Also the winds remind me of growing up in gorgeous Colorado. Sure do miss it :(
Honey Man made a "Crawling Track" for Ezra this last week. A crawling Track is for babies to encourage them to start crawling which improves their brain growth. We have been starting a program that teaches babies to read. We started using Your baby Can Read products and really liked them but through deeper research we discovered the Glenn Doman Method that is a lot more in depth on teaching young children to read. So we are now doing this instead. We have been so excited about this program for both Zane and Ezra. I have been reading Glenn Doman's book called How To Teach Your Baby To Read and it has been so so interesting. I highly recommend it for anyone wanting to teach your baby or child to read.
Ezra loves hearing mine and Zane's encouragement as we cheer him on to creeping and soon crawling on his crawling track. Zane is starting to realize that Ezra is more then just a baby and maybe someone who he can play with now :)
Daddy with his baby boy.
This Saturday morning we awoke bright and early to go to the farmers market in town. We are trying to find a local farmer so we can start buying fresh raw milk instead of the store bought.We found a nice farmer who gave us a lot of information regarding buying into a share of a cow and such. I am getting excited to start drinking "real" milk now :)
It was so much fun. I was so enjoying all the fresh colors and smells as we walked through the huge crowd  of people. I was looking for a nice cup of coffee to enjoy but alas, the line was way to long for me. 
Fresh gorgeous strawberries.
Gorgeous whole grains.
This little man slept through all the noise and excitement. He awoke just as we were leaving.
 Zane had fun but he was ready for some breakfast. He is an egg man and must have his eggs every morning lol! 
I loved that both the boys looking at me in this picture.
On our way home we passed the tea room I have been wanting to go to this last year. Its called Basically British and it is so beautiful. It has a lovely gift shop with all kinds of teas and dishes as well as other British imports. They have better pictures on their site. I guess I should start putting some money aside because it is a pricey.
I was so glad to get the house cleaned last night and today. It has been a mess around here. I have been addicted to my How To Teach Your Baby to Read Book and also we have been super busy making the flash cards. Wanting to get started on planning on a special resurrection meal for Easter Sunday. I am so inspired for Easter time. I have such happy memories growing up and finding the special Easter baskets my parents would hide for us kids. And then later getting into my Easter Dress for morning church with my Easter hat of course :) 
Happy Blogging to you all!
In Christ
 ~Marie

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