Snaggletooth Comes Into View
Besides Luke's mom and sister (Peggy and Angie) who came to visit us
last week, we had another snaggletooth come to visit and we got a really
good picture of the pair this weekend.
But not to fret, one of her front teeth showed up today, Easter Sunday!
So hopefully in a few weeks she'll have all four of her front teeth and
won't look like baby Dracula anymore!
The Characters of Easter
Speaking of Easter Sunday, our pastor gave a really great sermon that
was pretty refreshing from the typical traditional Easter Sunday
Sermons. He focused on the characters of the story and to emphasize the
'reality' of the story. So we learned about Pilate, Judas, Simone of
Cyrene, Barabbas, Joseph of Arimathea and Thomas. I really enjoyed
learning about some of the smaller "characters" that I never even
thought about before. Because I know about Pilate, the judge guy who
washed his hands of the fate of Jesus and of course there was Judas one
of the twelve disciples who proactively betrayed Jesus (although who
felt deep remorse for what he did and hung himself). But I hadn't heard
of or maybe didn't remember the significance of the roles played by
Simone of Cyrene, Joseph of Arimathea and Thomas. Who are they you say?
Well look it up for yourself as you may be surprised at their small yet
significant role in the story:
Simone of Cyrene
Luke 23:26, Mark 15:21 and Matthew 27:32 Wouldn't it suck to be standing
along the sidelines and be pulled into the story like that!
Joseph of Arimathea
Luke 23:50-53, Mark 15:42-46 and Matthew 27:57-60 What a nice old man
John 20:24-29 Ah right, the famous "Doubting Thomas" He's even famous on
And with that note "...Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have
believed." John 20:29
Baskets of Fun
Because Luke and I don't drink coffee on a regular basis, I made Easter
baskets for Peggy and Angie filled with coffee and chocolate treats
which turned out really cute. I wish I had pictures, but they opened
them as soon as they arrived (so they would have their coffee each
morning while they were here) and I didn't get a picture.
here is a picture of Alyssa after church with her Easter basket in her
fancy Easter dress my mom bought for her. Her basket was filled with a
couple of small soft balls, a wooden lamb, a pink plastic slinky and a
pair of maraca's (which was her favorite toy from the basket). That's
the thing with the little ones, you never know what they'll like, I
thought it might be the slinky.
And of course here is a picture of Alyssa when she found
out there there was no candy in her Easter basket!
So as I mentioned before, Luke's mom and sister came to visit and did
the whole touristy thing which was a lot of fun. We toured Pike's
Market, the First Starbucks, the underground hidden city of Seattle, the
locks, a water tour of houses around Lake Washington (including Luke's
boss's house-the well known Bill Gates, hehe) and the amusement park at
the Space Needle/Experiencing Music Project area. We also ate at some
fantastic restaurants including an amazing quaint Italian restaurant and
along the water for some authentic sea food (of which I didn't take
part, Alyssa and I had Chicken. hehe) Oh and of course we went to the
Microsoft store where Angie (Luke's sister) bought a geek t-shirt and
coffee mug...actually she bought a coffee mug at almost every place we
toured! hehe Here are a few pictures from our weekend.
Luke, Alyssa and I on the boat tour. The weather was fantastic for the
Bill Gates House Sleepless in Seattle Set House
Lunch at the little Italian restaurant where there were only 6 tables
Myself, Alyssa, Angie & Peggy at the Underground Tour of Seattle
During the tour someone laughed really loud and scared Alyssa so we
walked off on our own for a bit. Gosh - so sensitive! But then was of
course happy again when her Aunt Angie held her. :)
Here's myself, Alyssa and Angie with the copper firemen who
unsuccessfully fought the downtown fires of Seattle. It's not their
fault that when some melty wax exploded and caught fire the store next
door was a dynamite storage center AND the entire city was constructed
of wooden structures! At least miraculously no one died!
Luke, myself, Alyssa and Angie outside of a downtown building covered
Peggy, Angie, Luke & Alyssa at the amusement park next to the Space
Needle/EMP building eating cotton candy and snow cones...well except for
Last but not least, we have a picture of Angie & Alyssa outside of the
Space Needle. Angie couldn't convince us to go up the needle, but we did
go into the gift shop where she surprisingly did not buy a coffee mug!
:) Next time we'll treat her to dinner at the space needle to make up
for us not wanting to go this time around.