Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Pictures

What a great Easter we had. The last picture is Ristow impersonating the dinosaur egg that he found at the egg hunt.


I am so truly blessed. This past Holy week has been so powerful for me and the Lord has met me in so many different ways. I am so thankful for a saviour who sacrificed it all that I may be set free from sin and know God in such a real and intimate way. I have recently joined a women's bible study called His Word meant for Me. It looks at 12 different verses and really digs in to scripture and what God has to say to us individually.
This past week was Ephesians 3:17-19
" I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power... to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God"
Each time I read it and meditate on it, God has revealed even more ways that he loves me and all that he wants me to know in my heart about Him.
Thank you God for loving me so deeply. I pray that this scripture touches your heart today.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

The Big Race!

Today I am so proud of Ristow. This morning he had his first Race!
After watching Christopher run in numerous races and get medals and t-shirts, Ristow has been begging for his turn to do a race. We have run family races in the front yard with homemade bib numbers and trophies, but this was his first real race that he was signed up for.

There were three levels of race... the bunny 1/8th mile, the greyhound 1/2 mile and the cheetah 1mile. We initially thought Ris would do the bunny, it being his first race and all, but quickly learned that he was about to prove to himself that he could do the 1/2 mile. He was so excited! He got up at 5:30am because he was ready to race!
When the horn sounded, all the kids took off. Ristow did great, he only stopped a couple of times, but never gave up! (can you tell I am excited for him by all the exclamation marks I am using)
I ran along with him for encouragement but he saw me as competition and kept a pretty quick pace. Poppy came with us to the race and snapped some great pictures. He also was the cheering squad with signs and lots of "Go Ristow"s. Ristow really enjoyed all the attention and people cheering for him.
We had so much fun this morning, I definitely foresee more races in Ristow's future. Before we were home he was already asking when his next race was, and I thought Christopher was addicted to racing. It is in Ristow's blood and today was the first of many great race experiences for him!