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Happy Resurrection Day!

Thankfully I’ve bounced back from the crud I had and was able to enjoy a beautiful Easter morning with my little family. We had a wonderful time at church and sang “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” and it made me overflow with joy at the thought of His resurrection. So, I thought I’d post it here if anyone wants to be reminded (I tried posting the playlist song but it didn’t want to work. Here are the words; click on them to link to a YouTube video)…

When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.

Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,
Save in the death of Christ my God!
All the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them to His blood.

See from His head, His hands, His feet,
Sorrow and love flow mingled down!
Did e’er such love and sorrow meet,
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?

His dying crimson, like a robe,
Spreads o’er His body on the tree;
Then I am dead to all the globe,
And all the globe is dead to me.

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a present far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.

After church we had a great time at Justin’s parents house eating lots of good food… which any pregnant woman would love, especially one that hasn’t eaten in a couple days! The children opened all their Easter goodies from their grandparents which included an assorted array of colorful Crocs. Even the little Raiger got a pink pair to match her sister. She was so proud of them.

Here are a few more pictures from our morning…

for those of you who remember Carol… this is Carol IV and super squirrely Paige

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  • erika
    March 23, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    i could eat every single one of those kids alive. all are beautiful and precious and sweet.
    raiger – i wish you could stand on my desk and make those faces at me during my work week. i need some comic relief and girl you BRING IT.
    love you all,
    happy easter,

  • Ashley
    March 23, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    So glad you felt well enough to make it to church! I know you would have hated to miss today!! Wasn’t it just a great day?? BEAUTIFUL WEATHER and the JOY of Easter!!! πŸ™‚ Makes me smile! I LOVED THE PICTURES!

  • Katie and Matt
    March 23, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    how are you so beautifully tan? my sister needs to bottle up some of that dothan sun and send it my way!

  • Anonymous
    March 23, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    Thanks for sharing! How precious they are, and glad you made a rebound from sick days. You looked pretty. Love the wrap with the pearls! Classic.
    πŸ™‚ Seleta

  • Ashley
    March 23, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    Oh, you all look precious this Resurrection Day! Will you please dress my future children in such attire? And, I love that hymn as well. How fitting for this holiday! Thanks for sharing!

  • Mrs. Breezy
    March 24, 2008 at 2:02 am

    the photo of your girls in the little chairs in the yard would be amazing in either a sepia tone or black and white blown up and framed. it is just darling!

  • lindsay
    March 24, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    I love Paige’s face– and Morgan’s all “seriously Paige, c’mon, look pretty!”

  • LeslieW.
    March 24, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    What a gorgeous family! I love that song too. I didn’t get to make it yesterday, Reese woke up in a crib full of throw up. So no church for me. I was so sad. There’s always next time. Easter blessing to you and yours.

  • Abby Maddox
    March 25, 2008 at 6:46 am

    How gorgeous is your little family?! You cannot even tell that you’re pregant! I want to just pinch both of those girls in their beautiful matching dresses. If I can get Dad to email me some pictures, I am going to post some Easter pics too.

    I am so confused as to how or why Justin had my socks! I do love that he has them though πŸ™‚ and that I got a thought from yall on Easter morning.

  • The Birds Nest
    March 25, 2008 at 10:21 am

    Your family is gorgeous!!! I also love that song. I wish they would have played that at church on Sunday.