Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter weekend

Saturdays are usually reserved as a family day for the Nilsen household. This last Saturday was beautiful so we decided to take a stroll downtown to see what we could find. I know I've mentioned it before, but we love to discover new areas of Charlotte that we've never been before, it's like we're on vacation! We had a coupon for Fuel pizza, we all ate lunch for $7, can't beat that! We had only been to one of the locations so we chose to try the other one, just as good! Then we walked through an historic district with beautiful houses and stumbled upon a cute little park! We all had such a fun time! Audrey's favorite of course were the swings :) She could swing all day if it was up to her! I had such a wonderful time with my 2 favs :) What a blessed girl I am!
On Sunday, I started up working in Children's Ministry again, the Tiny Turtles ages 18-24 months. 5 little girls, all so different but what a joy it was to play with them! Since I am in CM now, Audrey was allowed to start Children's Ministry a couple weeks early. (She would normally have to wait until she's one) And she was able to survive the whole time! Since I was in the next room, I kept going out to peek through the door to see if she was doing ok :) She misses her morning nap on Sunday so I wasn't sure if she'd get crabby and Steve would have to be called down to get her. But she did great! I had a hard time with it, realizing how big she's getting! Her birthday is in 11 days, WOW! That blows me away!
And yesterday was EASTER! I heard the message at church was amazing! After church, we had Steve's mom, her husband, his sister and her boyfriend over for ham lunch. And I made my first ham ever! And it was so easy! And IT WAS SO GOOD! And mashed potatoes, homemade macaroni and cheese, green bean casserole, rolls, awww and I get to have it all again for lunch today! YEEEEESSS! :) Hope you all had a blessed day, thankful for what the day signified, our Lord being raised from the dead!

Philippians 3:10-12
I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.


Anonymous said...

What a little "Dollie" Audrey is. You have to be the sweetest looking little family. You ALL look so happy together! The picture of Audrey coming down the slide made me laugh.....the expression on her face that

Aunt Linda

Anonymous said...

Love you all!! ;) xoxoxo grandma sandi

Campbell said...

what is steve doing in the tree? is he your other baby? feeling neglected by the camera? :)

sorry i'm going to miss you this week. it was fun to see you all at church. loves

Anne said...

What a good idea to go "trekking" downtown! Where do you all park when you do that?

I like Audrey's sweatshirt;)

Ashley said...

The pics are great! Looks like ya'll had an excellent time playing at the park!