May 3, 2011


We had a wonderful Easter. It was crazy to think back to last Easter, Brendan was only 3 weeks old and slept most of the day. This year was very different. He looked so adorable and grown-up wearing his first suit. He is such a content, happy and smiley guy. We are having so much fun with our little Brendan Boy!

We had a meaningful lent season with our church. We were able to walk together through an experiential lent calendar that had us all participating in a different activity each day. Some examples of things we did included going for a walk or a run, buying someone coffee/lunch anonymously, fasting, writing encouraging notes to your family, spending time outside. It was a neat thing to do together. Josh and I admittedly were really faithful to complete the activities near the beginning and a little hit and miss by the end--but it was still a very cool experience.

We also completed 336 hours of prayer as a church during Holy Week. We had someone praying on both U of I and WSU Campus' for 180 hours 336 hours. Josh and I were each able to separately take part in an hour time slot--what a special hour it was for both of us. So motivating to spend so much directed time praying for the city and community of Pullman, the public schools, the college, the athletic department, our church...SOOO VERY COOL!!!

Easter Morning began with a great church service. The service began with kids in our church singing the song "Awakening"(Brendan didn't actually sing with them...but we got him in there for a picture).

After Easter Service (the only Resonate service that we have in the morning), we went to our friend's the McMillan's for a LOVELY brunch. There was about 50 Resonate folks there--we are so thankful for our church community.

The day ended with my parents and Grandma coming over to our house to watch Brendan open his Easter basket full of toys to play with outside, and to enjoy dinner together. We were finally able to get a 4 generation picture (My Grandma, Mom, Me and Brendan). It was the perfect way to end the day celebrating the death and RESURRECTION of our amazing savior. What a joy it is to follow Jesus.

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