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Sunday, 4/24 Hallelujah, Happy Easter!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Hi Everyone,
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I stayed awake all night last night--unintentionally, but I did. I ended up getting my final video selected and created for my National boards and I was awake when Micah and Floyd got up for Easter morning around 5:34. That is when I said a few un-Christian-like words because the computer wouldn't let me burn the DVDs. Grr-rr. Not nice to do to an overly tired and aching Sylvia on Easter morning. However, I got ready for church and two of my kids decided that they could and would handle this for me--and after we got home for church, they both put their heads together--and Megan figured out how to do it. We used my flash drive and saved them to it and moved them to another computer that also behaved badly for a while, but she changed something on iDVD and it worked. She burned my two videos and back-ups, yay.

Let me back track though to church. I want to share the photos of the flowers on the cross. Somehow, the photos don't seem quite as breathtaking to me as it was in church. I also didn't get to stay long because I did children's church today, so I didn't get to enjoy it as long as everyone else did...

The wooden cross was covered in chicken wire so flower stems could be kind of easily inserted. This is the result of everyone working together.

This is the pulpit and the alter off to the right, with many Easter lilies in honor of the Resurrection.

Our young children stand next to the cross of flowers, singing an Easter anthem.

Josh is showing off his work at Children's Church (before they got a surprise Easter treat... and after the annual Easter egg hunt where each child gets a miniature artifact from the Easter story. We still have a mini-burro from Christ's trip and a mini-Communion goblet and some mini-palm leaves.)

Here is one more view of that beautiful cross after the service.

We came home and I lent some expertise in the kitchen as long as I could stand up--and then I went back to the computer.

The good news is that I finished the first drafts of all of my writing today and sent my "final drafts" off to my friends who are helping me to edit for one more reading. Tomorrow, I will revise Compnent 2 and the Reflection pages, copy the forms and do 3 minor pages of information that includes a sketch of my classroom. I believe that I will have this ready to pack before the week's end and it will be postmarked before the 10:30 closing of our local post office on Saturday. Then, I have to forget about it until the assessors finish scoring it by Thanksgiving. That is not an easy wait, but it is a necessity.

Have a wonderful week.
Hallelujah, Christ is Risen.
Christ is Risen indeed, Hallelujah!
Gentle hugs,
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    You work so hard, Sylvia. You deserve the best.

    The cross is beautiful!! I loved it.
    2552 days ago
    Beautiful pictures! Happy Easter to you & yours. emoticon
    2554 days ago
    Loved the pictures! Happy Easter. Here's hoping for a restful evening for you. - Hugs, Kelly
    2554 days ago
    The cross is beautiful! So glad your day was joyful!
    2554 days ago
    Amazing!!! You did all that on no sleep?!?! I would be cranky, attitude-y and my family would be begging me to go to bed for a nap... (and Dan would probably order it...LOL). I don't do all night no sleeps well (although it is 1:45a as i write this, and i am wide awake in pain...so know the issues)...

    The Flowers on the Cross are Breath taking... I can see why you love it so. I was unable to attend a service today, as i was asleep until 1p.m. due to pain, and sleep issues -- which have been quiet often right now as i am off half my meds but that's a story for my blog not yours...)

    emoticon on the completion of the rough drafts and the DVD's completed! Progress and getting closer and closer to being DONE :) Wooohoo!!

    Lots of Love, in Christ
    2554 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Absolutely a wonderful idea decorating that cross, looked gorgeous!!
    Was sorry to hear you had no sleep and a malfunctioning computer:( Thanks for taking the time to blog and post photos when you have so little free time! So glad you are finally done those board writings, what a chore!!
    Sleep well tonight,
    {{{gentle hugs}}}
    2554 days ago
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