Monday, April 1, 2013

Holy Week

This past week has been one full of family, tradition, remembrance, and celebration.

Gigi and Poppy (my dad's parents) came to visit for six days. I loved it! The babies loved it! And I am pretty sure Gigi and Poppy loved it!

Monday night, we celebrated Passover with a not-so-traditional Seder dinner. My dad's side of the family is Jewish, and I grew up celebrating several holidays a year with Gigi and Poppy. So it was neat to share Passover with them and to introduce James and Mattie Rose to it. It was also neat to be able to share with them how Passover translates into our faith as Christians. And I am so grateful that there is always mutual respect for differences within our family.

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{table is set}

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{this china belonged to my great-grandmother Rose, Poppy's mom, who Mattie Rose is named after}

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{daddy and daughter}

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{james and our poppy}

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{lots of laughs}

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{"oooo poppy, give those glasses"}

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{have you ever seen anything cuter than a baby boy in a yamaka?}

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{i mean, i think not...}

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{sweetness was tired}

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{poppy, james, and gigi}

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{poppy, mattie rose, and gigi}

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{poppy reading from the haggadah}

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{kyle following along}

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{seder plate with a missing shank bone}

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{she's a genius}

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{matzo ball soup - poppy told me they were the best matzo balls he's ever had ;)}

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{mattie rose was a fan!}

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{james was too!}

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(the first time i made matzo ball soup for kyle, he got up and walked away from the table. i am proud of him for trying again, and this time, he ate it all!}

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{gigi and poppy with their favorite grandchild - sorry kim, rach, nik, sara, ash, alex, julie, and kyle. truth hurts sometimes :) }

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{team mcshan}

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{gigi, kyle, and poppy}

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{this melts my heart}

Saturday morning we headed to church for an Easter egg hunt. The hunt was originally supposed to be at someone's house, but it rained non-stop last week, so they moved it to the church gym. Not as "pretty" but still full of fun and fellowship! 

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{i can't believe how big they are getting}

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{happy men}

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{my girl}

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{she was all about that purple egg}

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{crawling all over the place}

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{gosh, i could just eat her up}

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{my chill little man}

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{we have lots of friends to look out for us}

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{and who love to share with us. or let us take from them :) }

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{everything in the mouth. still no teeth.}

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{my crew. couldn't love anyone else more than i do them.}

Sunday morning the babies got to tear into their Easter baskets, but not before trying to snap a quick pick. Big thanks to Carrie at Ella Minnow Pea for hooking us up with awesome goodies! If anyone is near the Kingston area and needing a gift for a baby/child, stop in and check her adorable store out! I can do some damage in there!

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{they could not sit still}

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{my little man}

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{team mcshan}

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{stinkers}

After church, we had a delicious lunch at Kyle's parents house followed by a house-wide napping session. 

Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter resting in the Good News that God loves the world so much that He sacrificed His only Son, so that we may never have to experience the full weight of our own sin, and can be reconciled to Him. There is no act of love greater! 

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