Wait. What’s going on? Celebrating Mother’s Day in April? Sure, why not?
We know that the official Mother’s Day is May 8th, but we decided to throw a surprise early Mother’s Day celebration.
We cooked Mom’s favorite meals and truly celebrated. But the evening was the best part, because we could then reveal our very special gift.
We shocked Mom with a trip to True Woman ’16 this September! It’s something she’s wanted to go to, and we have all the details in place: plane ticket, conference and hotel reservations, and rooming with a sweet sister in Christ who is coming from overseas. The gift was definitely a huge hit, because she cried happy tears. She was in shock until this morning still. We’re really excited for her to have this opportunity.
How many of you all are going? It’d be awesome to meet up with Mom at some point during the conference.
So, happy early Mother’s Day, Mom! And don’t y’all worry; she’s such an amazing mom, we’ll celebrate then too. That makes two Mother’s Days: can you ever have enough?
“Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.” Proverbs 31:31
Sweet friends of ours sent us this video, and it was so creative, we had to share (they gave permission). There are many ways to announce the gender of a baby, but I thought this one was especially creative.
“And he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee: he will also bless the fruit of thy womb….” Deuteronomy 7:13
I don’t know about you, but I think these spring days with vivid blue skies and moderate temperatures are amazing.
Anna and Mary host aunties’ playtime on Monday afternoons, which, if you’ve been a blog reader for long, you’re familiar with. Last week I grabbed some pictures. I love the little kids’ expressions. Can you imagine how neat it would have been to live near aunts and uncles when you were young? Now, in this second generation of large families, it’s an actual reality.
“My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.” 1 John 3:18
Last Saturday, Christopher invited the family over for a work day at GiGi’s. The main goal was to spread out over 100 bags of mulch in the areas that needed it, and we also did a cleanup of the entire yard. In just one hour, GiGi’s yard became a different place. It was such fun to work together for a common goal. Afterward, GiGi treated us all to a pizza picnic! (Joseph and crew were out of town.)
“… but he will establish the border of the widow.” Proverbs 15:25
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