Friday, April 26, 2013

more baptism photos.......

As promised here are some beautiful pictures my friend Rachael took during the church service.

Loved that we had friends and family filling the first three rows!

 The kids with their God parents

 So glad Grandma and Grandpa could make it up for the baptism!

This picture is special because the last time we all took a picture Emerson was about 2 months old.

Monday, April 22, 2013

A very special day........

On Sunday April 21 the kids were baptized.  This was such an amazing and special day for our family.  What made it even more special was that all of our friends and family were there to help us celebrate.  Mom and Dad had come up for the weekend along with my sister and Chris.  So great to have their grandparents and God parents present.

 All dressed and looking spectacular!

 We were so happy to have mom and dad there!

After the church service we had an "baptism" luncheon at the house.  I really wanted to thank everyone for coming and everyone knows I love to host an event where I can cook.  Not only did my parents, and sis come we had friends, neighbors, former neighbors attend.  Our pastor was so excited that we packed the sanctuary he asked me if I "could muster up some more baptisms every week."  He loved the crowd.

  As the kids opened the gifts from everybody I couldn't help but get emotional.  Like I said Sunday afternoon to a house full of people, living in Oklahoma we have no family here, then on days like Sunday I am reminded that we in fact DO have family many friends that are like family to Paul, me and the kids.  We are truly thankful for and feel very blessed to have so many people in our lives that care about us.

My friend Rachael is a photographer and she took beautiful pictures during and after the ceremony, as soon as I get my hands on them I will put them on my blog.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

My Easter Peeps........without the gooey marshmallow

Sometimes I feel so blessed that I cannot put it into words.  

Easter Service was followed by an afternoon of relaxation with the kiddos and a delicious dinner.
It was a very special Easter for the Lucas family. 

Easter Saturday

Saturday was a big day at my house.  It started with a neighborhood Easter Egg hunt and ended with Paul and I being confirmed at the Vigil of Easter Service at church.  Special memories all the way around.

It was a fantastic Easter Egg hunt despite the stormy weather the night before.  Everything was a little damp thus all of the rainboots.

 For the last nine weeks Paul and I did something we have never done before.  We took a class together.  The class required some commitment and we couldn't have done it without our dear friends who would take turns watching our kids for us every Tuesday night.  We made the decision to learn more about the Lutheran faith then to become members of Holy Trinity.  This was a special decision and meant quite a lot to Paul and I.

 After the service Saturday night our Pastor and  other church members had a nice reception for us complete with cookies, punch and beautiful gifts for us.  It was a wonderful experience.