Wednesday, April 8, 2015

easter weekend

A weekend in pictures. This day was deceivingly warm but when we got to the lake, the wind was whipping and it was quite chilly. But these pictures right here are why I will always and forever be in support of picking up the camera. Any negative aspects of the day completely fade away and I'm left with these images that warm me straight to my core. 

And Sunday was spent with cousins on the other side of the family. Almost all of the big kids changed out of their Easter clothes as quickly as possible. Dawson put back on his Aquaman costume that his Nana made him. Sunday morning was the only time he didn't wear it in a span of about ten days. I didn't make my kids take any posed pictures with me. Maybe it was so I could use that as leverage later on to get them to give me some of their chocolate. 

 I caught this teenager sneaking a beer in the back of his grandpa's truck.
 Kidding. It was Ginger Ale.

Pure gold put in the fire comes out of it proved pure; genuine faith put through this suffering comes out proved genuine. When Jesus wraps this all up, it's your faith, not your gold, that God will have on display as evidence of his victory. 
You never saw him, yet you love him. You still don't see him, yet you trust him--with laughter and singing. Because you kept on believing, you'll get what you're looking forward to: total salvation.   
1 Peter 1:7-9 The Message
 Jesus, you are the reason I sing.