Easter 2012 for the Harless Crew looked a little like this.....
We spent the week at the beach with my mom and sister. It was absolutely marvelous. The boys are BEACH BUMS and I enjoyed watching them take it all in. We were able to attend Easter Sunday beach side and that was just breathtaking. It gave you a different perspective on such a special day. I told Wes that I could get used to going to church on the beach every Sunday... and he said "couldn't we ALL"! The sermon was lovely and to be able sit back in your beach chair while the ocean crashed on the beach and the wind on your face... it was if God was kissing your cheek. An incredible experience! We did have 2 hiccups during the service... the pastor made a reference to Krispy Kreme donuts at one point and York looked up from his castle building and yelled "UMM Yummy yummy in my tummy!" ... followed by a host of giggles from the crowd. Then Perry decided to "talk to a man about a dog" (as Mr. Harless likes to sometimes call going to the bathroom) with full on grunting. That also was followed by a host of giggles from surrounding church goers. We definitely made an impression on others around us and hope we didn't interfere with their worship too badly. It was a non traditional Easter but a much needed one. I think we get caught up in knowing the Easter and Christmas stories so well we become complacent while hearing the same message each year. We go through the motions and find it far too easy to fall into this cycle. Jesus died for our sins... simple enough -right!? Christ died for our sins, was buried, then rose on the third day. We all know the basics. But what we forget is how important the resurrection actually is. His resurrection proved all of the things he claimed. (He claimed to save lost souls, that he was the Son of God, that he had authority to forgive sin, etc.) Romans 1:4 He was "declared to be the Son of God with power according to the spirit of the holiness, by the RESURRECTION from the dead." The resurrection also shows God's acceptance of the sacrifice of Christ. We (I) need to put more stress on the fact that we serve a RISEN/ LIVING Savior. His resurrection guarantees my eternal life and the fact that I will one day join him in paradise. What a message... a message that sometimes gets lost in all of the "fluff" we try to saturate the holidays with. My hope is that the boys and I will hold fast to the important "stuff" and not the "fluff". Happy belated EASTER friends.
A very talented friend of mine www.meredithsellars.com captured these sweet moments of my boys a couple of weeks ago. We went to her home outside of Montgomery and did "boy" stuff for the camera! Although we encountered a couple of scuffed knees, ant bites, and 1 accidental "dip" in the pond she was able to get some stellar shots!
York was playing the kazoo and after he finished I said "Great job York!"as I clapped then he looked up concerned and said "No Mommy dats a sad song... no clap please!"
Tell daddy you have a girlfriend -mom
"No its a secret" -York
"Ouch Perry bit me!" -mom
"I'm sorry my baby bite choo mom" -York
"He is not a sweet boy he is a mean boy lets beat him"... hehehe -York
(Talking about sweet P-baby)
"That man got shorts on when it's cold outside! When he gets home his mother is gonna get her fankin foon out!" -York
(Fankin foon = spanking spoon)
"I'm eating the M & M's AND the skin! -York
"How do you like me now?" -York
"Wanna rench it off?" -York
(rinse it off)
"I'm sorry my children are bad?" -York
(not sure who he is referring to?)
"Hey kids .. watch this!" -York
(talking to Wes and I)
"Just give P a chance mom" -York
"Look I see sat-ur-en" -York
"You smacked it with your tires mom... smacked its face in!"
(hit a snake)
"Look mommy I got this stranger on my head!" -York
(Walking around Kitchen with a strainer on his head)
"I'm sessed with garbage trucks" -York
"God has a wrench he can turn the rain off with" -York
(wanting the rain to stop)
"Bye Birmingham we be back.. love you!" -York
"Its hard to close your mouth when your yawning." -York
"Can dogs breath underwater?" -York
"You can't ruin my new life ...I wouldn't have life anymore!" -York
"Cant wait to get to the beach to drink ROOT BEER!" -York
"When Ramsay comes out... your tummy will be small again mom" -York
"An ice cream cone is a triangle upside down" -York
"Mom can you fly?" -York
"No can you?" -mom
He flapped his wings and said "Nope"
"Perry that was rude" -York
"Mom your embarrassing me!" -York
"Did we dead him?" -York
(We ran over a bug on the golf cart)
"Look mom I'm using this stick like a cane. But I'm not an old man" -York
Wes was digging in the sand and made the comment that he was "digging to China". Tascha made the comment that she would love to adopt a sweet little Chinese baby. Later York asked if Wes had found a China baby yet?
"I'll crush them with my tan crocs!" -York
My sister was visiting and was looking through our pantry for a snack when York said, "Do you have a pantry at your house?"
"Does it have food in it?" -York
"Then why you eating my food!!" -York
Favorite word this week:
(using it in the correct context surprisingly)