Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy EasterVersary!

He's ALIVE! Bruised and beaten for you and me, the grave couldn't hold him. He's RISEN that we may live eternally.

Today is also our 12th anniversary. Crazy amazing that twelve years ago I married my best friend. Crazy amazing I love him more today then I did then. Crazy amazing how God has knit our hearts as one. Crazy amazing that we have FOUR kids! Crazy amazing that we are starting a new adventure. (more on that in another post) Crazy amazing that even through our ups, downs, happy times, sad times, life, death, and everything in between we're stronger now then we've ever been. Only through the grace of our loving Savior are we where we are today. Thank you Father for your grace and mercy poured out on us. I love you babe.

I kidnapped my hubby at the airport this past week and took him away to a swanky hotel for the night. We have some pretty great friends that kept our kids so this was possible. Thank you Harrells and Travis! We walked around Scottsdale, the resort, and just had time together. Thank you Scott for the AWESOME hotel! Loved it! Its been rough having David traveling so much, this was much needed respite.

Friday night we were kicked out of the house by our sweet kids. They had some plans of their own. Nichol called and said we had to give them a five minute warning when we were coming home. How cute are they!?!? We called and as soon as we pulled up Skyler came out to carry our things. He was all dressed up and hair combed. (unusual for this wild ten year old) Inside the house was dark aside from the 30 candles they had lit all over the kitchen/dining room. They had baked brownies and even decorated the table. Wine glasses and all! Nichol made fresh lemon water and they rummaged an old bottle of champagne out of the back fridge!

It was so sweet to see them working together, even if the little ones were banished to the wall, hands to their sides while Nichol and Skyler dished up desert. :) I tried to get pictures but it was just too dark and the ones I did get didn't turn out so well.

I did manage to get this sweet faced "waiter"asking if I'd like some lemon water. Isn't he cute?! Nichol redressed all the kids from the day, they looked GREAT.

Kids - Daddy and I love you all so so much. Thank you for making our day special and for all the hard work you put into Friday night. You guys are the BEST kids around! (yes, my opinion counts) :)

15 comments:

DangitAnge said...

Aww! I'm so glad you had a fun weekend together! And you do have great kids! What a great team they make!

Christy. said...

Praise God for 12 years of marriage, and many more to come!
Praying for your adventure!!

emily said...

So glad you got a little getaway with the hubs. Can't wait to hear about the new adventure- don't keep us waiting too long. :)

So sweet of the kiddos.

Amy said...

Happy Anni!! What sweet kids too! sweet sweet story.. :) Can't wait to hear more about your next adventure!!!

Oatsvall Team said...

Happy Annv. !!!! Thank you Lord for husbands that inspire us, walk w/ us, and lead our families !!!

love ya sister !!!

you know i am excited to hear about any new adventure !!!

God's Girl said...

Oh... Happy Anniversary to you both! Sounds like you had a nice one. We go to the same place for little get aways. Nice. Huh?

Your kids are so sweet to do that for you! Great job guys!

praisinyahweh said...

How special! Those are the moments that stay with us forever! Happy Anniversary friends. :)

*Overflowing* said...

How absolutely precious! Happy Anniversary my sweet friend!! Love ya!

drea said...

Happy EasterVersary!!! What a great day. I am glad to hear you were so blessed.
love you girl

My Blessed Life said...

I am so glad you and David got some time away. Happy Anniversary! Your kids are so sweet Nicole is well on her way to being a good mommy one day. Great job Col!

Bethany said...

Could this be any stinkn cuter?? Love that you guys got out!!!! Much needed for you both!! Love you kids as always!

Lauren said...

We had a blast with your kiddos! Glad to hear that you all had a blast as well.

Hey I am taking your idea and just doing solid pink with shelves and my own photography for my room. Thanks for the idea!

So that's what your kiddos had up their sleeves? that is so sweet!

Troy said...

hey there ... I remember watching the video of your Silas on his first telephone call :) It still makes me laugh.

Happy belated anniversary!

Brenda said...

Happy Belated Anniversary Erica and Dave. So glad you had that special time together, and so thrilled your marriage and love has continued to grow the way it has. I LOVED the story about what your kiddos did for you!! They are some AWESOME kids!!!

Kathy said...

You guys look so good in that picture. :)