Sunday, March 23, 2008

Frozen Eggs

Our little native Oregonian children have and will experience many rainy Easters. So Easter Egg hunting in Minnesota was a bit different than anything we have experienced before. Looking for eggs in the snow presents new challenges!
Camden was a little unsure about the whole thing.

Eleison and Zech, a little more used to this weather, were much tougher about being outside in the cold hunting for eggs. Hudson wanted to go inside after a little while, but wanted everyone else to go inside also so they didn't get more eggs than him! Eleison is very happy with her bag of eggs!

Here are the kids after church-before going sledding.

And this was the post-church, pre-Easter brunch sledding trip.
Happy little kids!

A snowy Easter wasn't the craziest thing about today. You are never going to believe what I'm doing in this picture. Or actually where I am in this picture:

I get nervous just looking at it. We are out PLAYING ON A LAKE! Despite assurances about the thickness of the ice, it just doesn't seem right to walk off a dock onto a snow covered lake, hoping the ice underneath is thick enough to hold you, and your children that are crazily running around on it.
I don't think the kids really understood how nervous they should be about WALKING ON A LAKE! Come on, we are not Jesus, or even Peter people! This is just wrong. They tell me that the ice is 40 inches thick and that you can drive cars on it. But still...

Chasing Grandpa with snow was great fun. Again, ON THE LAKE. Still I'm freaked out about it. It would have scared me less if it hadn't been bright and sunny.
It was such a fun day- and a great way to celebrate our Risen Lord! Happy Easter everyone!

Romans 6:8-11 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
1 Peter 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead...


Anonymous said...

I'm so with you! I would have had a hard time accepting the thickness of the ice and it's ability to hold my precious family at face value. I'm glad that you were trusting and allowed them all to play. It looks like you are having an amazing time!! Heather


I would have been a wreck. I totally agree, there is just something wrong about playing on a frozen lake. Hasn't everybody seen It's a Wonderful Life?

Glad you're alive and well to tell the tale.

Jenne said...

Your face tells the whole nervous story! Hope you are having a wonderful wintery spring break!

Dianna said...

I feel for Tenielle and her family everytime I watch the weather. Here in Vegas, we are experiencing highs in the 70's, and sunny just about everyday.

What a different world it is up there from the southwest. I hope everyone is well and feeling better. Still looking forward to some picts of the new house. :o)