Thursday, March 27, 2008

Easter at Bement Camp 2008

We spent Easter Weekend with my Dad's side of the family at Bement Camp again this year (click here). We were there for the whole weekend, with the exception of our annual pilgrimage to Trinity Lutheran (click here) for church on Easter morning. Thanks to my mom for organizing the whole thing! Highlights this year included:
  • TWO (count them: TWO!) Easter Egg Hunts! One (thanks to Amina and Jeremy) on Saturday afternoon with all the cousins and second-cousins! And one (thanks to the Easter Bunny // MorMor & MorFar) on Sunday morning for Kyle, Owen, and their cousin!

  • After a long year of waiting and hopeful anticipation, Kyle finally got to sing (belt out at the top of his lungs, actually) 'Christ The Lord Is Risen Today' amidst the huge congregation, the choirs, the booming organ, and the full processional at Trinity Lutheran. He was way into it. And way into the whole 1.5 hour long service actually. This child has the spirit in him. Seriously!

  • Seeing everyone! I know some of you are reading~~~ it was so great to see you and I'm so glad that we can all know each other (if even only a little bit) despite the distance.


Cathy said...

Yay! I'm on the blog! Look at me! I'm on the blog!

I feel famous. This is what it must feel like to be on reality TV.

I'm the one in the last picture with the black hat with the red stripe. I'm looking excited because Graham found an egg.

(Confession: this photo was staged.)

Life in Fitzville said...

Great pictures... looks like a great time! Who is that in the last picture, a great grandma? It's such a gorgeous shot, the expression in both their eyes.

Anonymous said...

I am enamored with the photo of one of your boys (I still can't tell them apart!) sitting and talking with the grandmother (I assume she's his greatgrandma). How beautiful. It shows so much too how this world is changing (at least in SOME families). It is an image that my own greatgrandparents just could never have imagined! Having lived through the 60s and 70s I just have to say, kuddos to you for truly "being part of the change you want to see in the world!" I have that quote on the wall in my 8th grade classroom (I'm a teacher) and I have used your family as an example in some of my discussions with my students (all of whom are white and most of whom have never actually been in contact with a family that resembles anything like yours). It is families like yours who are really pushing the envelope forward. Happy Easter! God's Love to you and yours,
Nancy (a regular reader)

Mark and Sarah said...

I love your blog! I'm glad I stumbled it along the way on someone elses' blog. Your boys are amazing. I have a 1 year old adopted from Ethiopia, and he seems to have similar spunk to your guys. Random question: Where did you get your boys striped gray hats? We need a hat like that for our cold weather! Thanks! ~Sarah

Heather said...

Nancy-- Thank you so much for your kind comment. I too see what you see in the photo of Owen & Grandma Lorraine. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on it.
Sarah-- I'm glad you are a reader! We got the gray striped hats at The Gap (Gap Kids) in the boys' (not babies/toddlers) section.

Heather said...

Cathy-- you are *TOO* funny!!!
The photo is so cute (and yes, it was very staged--- why did you have to go telling everyone that?!?!) LOL! ;)