Monday, March 24, 2008
Hope everyone had a joyous Easter celebrating the life of Jesus.
Oh... by the way when we woke up this morning our yard that Eric mowed on Friday was covered in snow... GO FIGURE!
Friday, March 21, 2008
As I have gotten older I still love Easter but for more mature reasons. Now don't get me wrong... I love that my son has the cutest Easter outfit this side of the Mississippi, I love that I will be sporting a FULL searsucker suit (3 sizes smaller than last year) and I love that tomorrow at 10:30 Eric and I will take John Hunter to his first Easter Egg Hunt.
But it is more. Last night Eric and I read the Last Supper to John Hunter. Honestly I could not make it through without crying. I thought about how God loved His son so much, and sent him to the cross. As Eric held John Hunter I was overwhelmed with sadness. Today as I awoke and realized it was Good Friday I has so many things rushing through my mind. But I needed to take time and think. For me sometimes the best way is through music. I was reminded of this old Twila Paris song. And I as sang along the tears flowed.
Your only Son
No sin to hide
But You have sent Him,
From Your side
To walk upon this guilty sod
And to become the Lamb of God
Your gift of Love
They laughed and scorned him as he died
The humble King
They named a fraud
And sacrificed the Lamb of God
Oh Lamb of God, Sweet lamb of God
I love the Holy Lamb of God
Oh wash me in His precious Blood
My Jesus Christ the Lamb of God
I was so lost I should have died
But You have brought me to Your side
To be led by Your staff and rod
And to be call a lamb of God
Oh wash me in His precious Blood
My Jesus Chris the Lamb of God
I know that Jesus loves me. But the reflection of how he showed it. I was so encouraged to show love to others today. And I was convicted to start right here at home (mainly with my husband who I was less this nice to last night and this morning).
All this to say. Happy Easter. As you go through your weekend have fun at all the Easter stuff. But remember the Love of Christ!
*** By the way... over the next to days I will be highlighting Easter songs!!!***
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Well without much further ado here are the pics. Oh I do need to send a thank you to my mom for letting me use her candy molds and to Vicky (my mother in law) for the cake pan!
Friday, March 14, 2008
The Sunday School song, "This Little Light of Mine" - sung by thousands of us church-kids growing up has been brought to new light (pun not intended, but I laughed out loud when Kendra pointed this phrase out to me) this week in my life.
My beautiful wife 'called me out' on some of my lyrics as I sang them aloud:
"Hide it under a bush, Oh No"
To which she said, "No, No, No - it's, 'Hide it under a bushel, NO! I'm gonna let it shine.!" (To be fair she does have a degree in Christian Education from a gloriously overpriced private university)
To which I replied, "you're an idiot." (maybe it wasn't that harsh…)
I then got 'scientific' and said, "a bushel is merely a unit of measurement and can't actually impede the flame of a fire, but a bush is a literal object that could be placed above a flame to cause it to extinguish." (okay, I didn't really say these exact words, but you get the picture…)
To which She replied, "you're an idiot."
To which I replied, "Google-it." (the clear solution to ALL marital strife)
A quick Google-search reveals that sure-enough a "bushel" is merely a unit of measurement, and not synonymous with the bushel basked we're all familiar making with our cupped hand while singing this song. I also found enough lyrics defending BOTH of our "right answers" via Google.Soooo... to our family and friends... what one is it....
01. "Hide it under a bushel, NO! I'm gonna let it shine."
02. "Hide it under a bush, Oh NO! I'm gonna let it shine."
03. "Hide it under a bushel basket lined with fire-retardant fabric, Oh NO! I'm gonna let it shine."
Please advise this feuding couple with the knowledge that your response may influence how a young John Hunter White learns a cherished Sunday School song (the bush way... or the wrong way).Sincerely,
The Whites (E, K and JH)
PS. Our next installment of "The Whitehouse Discussions" will be a complete dissection of the childhood game known as duck duck GRAYDUCK... not duckduckgoose
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
John Hunter loved having a playmate, especially one he could show off for! Before the kids went to bed we thought that tub time was a must. They were a hoot in the tub... they was so "exploring" going on, but that is a story for another day!
When we woke up Saturday morning we had about 5 inches of snow. But we put our party clothes on and celebrated that Carson was turning 1! We had a blast at his party. With the exception of John Hunter throwing a football and knocking over the drinks onto the carpet and hitting Carson's great grandmother in the head. The words mortified don't even begin to describe how Eric and I felt. Oh well.... at least it all came up and all is well!
Here are some more pics from the party!
Monday, March 3, 2008
Here I am as a little girl reading with my Gran.
Then I kept finding pics of Eric at John Hunter's age and me. So I thought I would put a few on here, and see who you think he looks like???
Then I got sick. I don't mean a little... I mean thought I was dying sick. It started on Tuesday morning and really I started to feel better on Saturday. Wednesday I had to have mom come just get the buddy because I feel asleep on the couch while he was just wondering around.
We are on the mends now and looking to have a great week. We have busy week but are so glad to be healthy... oh we should have bought stock in Clorox because we used A LOT of it this weekend!