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Day 274/365: Oct 1, 2014

I’m thankful for:

  • Frequent cuteness overload while attending to my full-time job.
  • The toddler holding out for a late dinner so we could eat as a family with Daddy.
  • Finding truths in Bible study even after procrastinating.

Hodpodge outfit – still cute. (The picture is from another day… but still cute.)

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Day 114/354: Apr 24, 2014

I’m thankful for:

  • So many friends gathering to celebrate my sister.
  • Having a new recipe be a HIT and blessing many guest (particularly those with food allergies).
  • Meeting a niece and a nephew in person!

Two cuties and their mommas. (There was one more that I met during the trip that didn’t make into the collage!)

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Day 68/365: Mar 9, 2014

I’m thankful for:

  • A three hour nap for the fussy boy (tooth #8, please come soon).
  • Reminders that the Lord is our refuge during the Sunday service.
  • Father and son matching and enjoying each other’s company.

And kudos to Andrew – he picked out the outfit ensembles today!

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Day 57/365: Feb 26, 2014

I’m thankful for:

  • A friend for Gideon, and a friend for me.
  • A picnic potluck lunch.
  • The Lord being with us before, during, and after decisions.

Great pals.

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Day 41/365: Feb 10, 2014

I’m thankful for:

  • Every day errands made special by my mom’s company.
  • Cuteness in chartreuse (a.k.a. “grandma green” & “Gideon green”).
  • Different generations holding hands.

(Thanks Grandma for the awesome outfit… we will think of you whenever it is worn!)

Easter Cookies Strike Again

It’s been 2 years since I’ve made Easter Cookies. (Click the link for the story and the tradition behind the cookie.) Wow, has it really been 2 years already!?

Last year, due to pregnancy, I was not in the mood to be doing much in the kitchen, much less make cookies. And the year before, we had just moved into our apartment and the cookies was one of the first baking adventures.

Now, two years later, so much has happened. The main event, obviously, has been Gideon. More recently the news is that we just moved into a new apartment. We are thrilled with the wonderful apartment God has blessed us with. (Hopefully we’ll have enough boxes unpacked soon to make the home reasonably presentable so we can show y’all.)

One of the many blessings in our new home, is a bonafide built-in oven! It even fits some of our larger pans that we brought with us from the USA but haven’t used in the last 2 years due to the size of our oven. Even though we just moved in, I have been looking forward to “Christening” our new oven with the baking of Easter Cookies!

Even though it seems like a small thing I enjoy the process of making these cookies the night before Easter and the symbols of Christ’s death and resurrection that are associated with the ingredients/baking process.

Last night after Gideon went to bed we set about making the cookies. Andrew helped out by chopping the nuts. And I made the cookies. We discovered two downsides: 1) Meringues never are perfect when made with Singapore humidity. 2) Because they need to cook slowly, you will be up late if you are making a double batch!

Mmmm...

Mmmm…

These two downsides weren’t so bad. For one, we had lots of “rejects” that we were able to eat. And also, despite going to bed late, Gideon did a record sleeping in till after 8am! He must of known we needed the extra sleep. Isn’t he thoughtful? 😉

Today we put together little baggies of the sweet treats for our friends.

A gift from our family to yours!

A gift from our family to yours!

I think that the best part of this whole Easter Cookie process, besides the symbolism, is the sharing of joy (and sugar) with loved ones! While out to get some lunch we stopped at our favorite drink place to pick up some caffeine and drop of some cookies.

Gideon with his favorite admirers from Each-a-Cup (picture taken in February)

Gideon with his favorite admirers from Each-a-Cup (picture taken in February)

After that we had a little break at home before we headed out to church. Because the meringues are so delicate, we needed something sturdy to transport them in.

A bucket load of Easter sweetness

A bucket load of Easter sweetness

I’m sure we looked like a pair of curious Western dorks as we were on our way to church. Our two adult persons were accompanied with the following: Gideon in a front carrier, folded up stroller, diaper bag pack pack, and a bucket full of bags of cookies!

After our WONDERFUL Easter Church service, we took the time to hand out the cookies to our brother and sisters at Crossroads.

Did I mention that Gideon dressed up for the occasion?

The wonderful friends that are responsible for Gideon's adorable outfit!

The wonderful friends that are responsible for Gideon’s adorable outfit!

He was so cute! But he wasn’t in the mood to smile for the group photos at church. Thankfully when we got home he was willing to smile some more!

All decked out!

Happy about Easter

I think Gideon has the right attitude about Resurrection Sunday! That smile is how I feel 🙂

He is risen. He has risen indeed!