*He is risen!!

1 Peter 1:1-4 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade...

We had a wonderful wonderful Easter. The kind of service at church where you can't sing the hymns because you keep getting choked up.

We did let a little traditional secular Easter in too of course :) Yesterday we went to pet the baby animals at a local ranch-supply store. I kind of regret not buying one of the bunnies - can you imagine her extreme excitement waking up to a baby bunny hopping around the living room?! Or my extreme excitement? Anyway, today before church we hunted Easter "eggies" in the front yard with our next-door neighbors - Vera had so much fun!! I decided to save the dress I'd made for another time, because I wanted her to wear the jacket and bonnet that I wore when I was one and a half. She looked just adorable in it and surprisingly kept the bonnet on the whole time. I didn't realize my camera was on a weird setting and the pictures didn't turn out as well as I'd like :(


[Easter Sunday 1981]

Tomorrow we're headed off to Seattle!!! ICANTWAIT. I wish Ben could go, but he's going to take advantage of a week of toddler-free studying - his comprehensive exams are at the end of the month.


Melissa Abby said...

Are you kidding me with that coat and bonnet? Oh my gosh, I am so glad she wore those for Easter :) You totally could have put up the picture of you and said it was Vera, you look so much alike! Hope you had a nice Easter and have a fun trip to Seattle!

momandpop said...

I agree with Melissa! I had to look twice, Anne! No wonder all I could think of when I saw your pictures was "classic". The coat and bonnet are vintage.

Beth and Ryan said...

Beautiful! That picture of you and Grandpa made me cry. I miss him.
Can't wait to see you guys. love you.

John Michael Tara Shay and Echo Delilah said...

GET OUT! i love this outfit on Vera!! And you too Mrs.
Peace in Christ little family :)

Ardy Pozzi said...

i can't get over how identical vera is to you! adorable pictures! hope you guys are well.