Sunday, April 27, 2014

Project 365, Week 17

I am late getting this post up because I've been blissfully unaware what day it is.  We are in sunny, warm Florida staying in a condo on the beach and life. is. good.  Shaun's grandmother secured us a place in an amazing location and we have plenty of wonderful family to go around.  Feeling very blessed!

April 20
He is Risen!!  We hosted a large crew at our house and it was so awesome to have the house and yard full of love and laughter.

Almost half of the crew were under 18…such incredible kids who are just so thankful to be together.
And this little dude…Uncle Shaun got to meet him for the first time at just over a week old.  Sweetness!
April 21
My helper doing yard clean up at the old house.
April 22
A reminder that His mercies are new every morning.  The heavens declare the glory of God!

Most of R's outdoor track meets are at home.  He PR'd in both events, pole vaulting and javelin.

April 23
It is shameful how long I let my hair go unattended.  I always have good intentions, but between the cost and the time of the appointment, I drag my feet until I am in a desperate state.  This time I won't let it go so long!  :)  Aiden was super happy to sit in the waiting area and do screens for an hour and a half and the salon ladies thought he was the best.  He is!
April 24
I got to take pictures of my nephew.  Oh, he is so sweet!!

We had a delightful company work lunch and this goodness was on the way back to my car.
April 25
Busy day getting ready to leave on a road trip.  I took a very dark, very bad picture of NYC as we were driving through at 9 PM.

April 26
Shaun drove us through the night until 4 AM when I took over for four hours.  It was a fun, easy travel day and we finally got to Nana's house.  Yay!!

The fact that I've regretted the camera/lense choice I packed has not prevented me from taking lots of pictures.  A plethora to come!

Have a spectacular week!  Whether you are in sunny Florida or cold, rainy northern parts should have little to no influence on whether you have a great week.  As I tell one of my kids all the time, you CHOOSE to be happy.  No one can make you, its your DECISION to make and its not dependent on what is going on around you.  (She loves that speech, by the way…but its true!)  Enjoy!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Passion of the King 2014

Again this year, our family had the distinct privilege of being involved in the Passion of the King production at our church.  Many lives were touched after seeing the story of the life of Jesus...the love He has for us and the relationship He desires to have with us.  Jesus is THE difference in our lives, and we are honored to be able to share that with others.

Also, our kids are learning about serving and being a part of something greater than themselves.  It definitely is a family affair!  Shaun is the sound tech and general go-to man when something needs to be done right.  Avery, Amanda and Aiden were in the show, R helped out on the kitchen staff, feeding hundreds of cast, crew and volunteers each night.  Shaun's mom and her husband served in the kitchen as well.  My sister Amy is the the director's assistant and Trevor, Nathanael and Madison were in the show in various scenes, including Issac and an angel at the tomb.  Colombo helped out with entertaining the kids in the cast between scenes.

The amount of man-power it takes to pull this off is staggering and it is so humbling to work alongside so many incredible people with beautiful hearts.

I was the photographer so I have hundreds and hundreds of photos from four of the five shows.  If you are bored/curious, HERE in the link to more.  And here is just a random sampling from the week of shows, beginning with (I think) my favorite scene, other than the kids scene, of course: