We had 4 days of Easter celebration, kids were out of school Friday and Monday; a nice long weekend that began with Grandparents Day at school last Thursday. I come to cherish those long weekends when we have time to breathe and have no activites!!!
First we went to visit the Easter bunny..notice no pictures...note to self 4 kids is too hard...dyed the eggs with Grandma and Grandpa....then we went to an Easter egg party at a friends..pinata, confetti eggs, and an egg hunt! Fun was had by all despite the heat (we went from breezy mid 70's to muggy 80's overnight) and Easter service/bruch on Sunday followed by an afternoon in the pool! Parker had his first basket which he promptly "dumped" and "wore" although he wasn't happy once it was on his head! Plastic Easter eggs abound all over the house, the girls have hid and re-hid the eggs over and over again (let's just hope we have all the candy out) and I am sure I will still find them under the couch at Christmas (our cat is equally taken with the eggs and loves "batting" them everywhere)!!
Sunday service was beautiful. As most of you know I am inspired by music and Sunday the praise and worship was like no other. Reminded me of the promise to come; praising Jesus in heaven with the angels! I continue to put my hope in the "unseen" and thank you Lord for the miracle of the resurrection!
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.Jeremiah 29:11 Our unexpected journey with Down syndrome, babies with heart conditions, T21, and AVSD.
Lara, 40 year old wife to Michael (married 17 years, best years of my life)! Mom to 4 wonderful kids! Taylor, 11, Mallory, 8, Madeline, 6, and Parker born 5/23/09. We found out after delivery Parker has Down syndrome and a complete AVSD. He was scheduled to have open heart surgery at 4-6months, but God intervened! His surgery was postponed until July 2010 and God healed his VSD hole in the process. So, on July 20, 2010, Parker had open heart surgery to repair his transitional AV canal defect. He was in ICU for less than 24hours and home in 72 hours. We never looked back! I own an Executive Search Firm focused on Accounting/Financial placement (used to work in Big 4). Actively involved in my kids activites and school; all are competitive swimmers and son Taylor plays tournament baseball. Girls do tumbling as well. Avid runner and boot camp fanatic. Used to be a competitive figure skater growing up. LOVE to shop, ebay/etsy crazed, addicted to Starbucks non-fat lattes, a child of the KING, thankful that we are saved by faith and grace!