Monday, April 5, 2010

Joyous Easter!

We had a wonderful Easter here in Sacramento. Orson was super excited and funny all day and Matt and I really enjoyed him. We started with strawberries and bagels for breakfast (Orson ate a million strawberries, thus the overwhelming joy all day), went to church for an Easter egg hunt and then to mass. Ate brunch at a wonderful new find, came home for naps and then spent the afternoon watching the rain. The day before we all got out and about in time for Saturday market and then a stroll around a lovely little arboretum near by. All in all, a really great weekend that brought home spring, resurrection, new birth and well....just everything.

Then this morning we went in for Matt's first follow up appointment and got the great news that he is healing really well and can start the full recovery process. As of today, he took his first crutches assisted steps and next week he will start his physical therapy sessions. He is also cleared to start back at work...I think he is a little nervous but really excited to start back.

Other news, well I think I forgot to mention that we got in yet another car accident, that gives us a grand total of 3 1/2 in the past few months....Matt backed into my car, drunk hit us, I opened my door into a car next to me (and yes she made a claim) and then some stupid lady rammed her car into the back of us at a very red stop light (if I could take a bus everywhere, I totally would). Orson is pretty much running everywhere and he is in love with trying to figure out how things work (maybe a future engineer in the works), Matt got me an early surprise birthday amazing new sewing machine (I have already made Orson two rompers and I am working on 8 more diapers for him), my garden is growing fast and I can't wait to see what all the bulbs that I have planted turn into. So as usual, the good far out weighs the bad and life continues to change and move here at the Ewalts :)

Here are some pictures from the garden that we visited on Saturday. Almost as good as a bike tour through Holland, right Dad?

Easter...this is Orson right after he consumed a million strawberries...

Opening the Easter basket:

Hunting eggs at church:

Some pictures from my garden (mostly for Lynda, thanks for all the help while you were here). Now we just need to add some mulch and watch it grow!

Happy Easter. May you find joy, peace and justice this season of new life, enough for you and yours and a little extra to share with those who most need it around you.

We may never see the end results [of our work],
but that is the difference between the master builder and the worker.
We are workers, not master builders; ministers, not messiahs.
We are prophets of a future not our own.
That is what we are about.... See More
We plant the seeds that one day will grow.
We water the seeds already planted,
knowing that they hold future promise.
We lay foundations that will need further development.
We provide the yeast that produces far beyond our capabilities.
We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that.
This enables us to do something, and to do it very well. Amen!


Jan said...

Loved your flower pictures, but that first one of Orson is so precious. You captured his excitement so well. Seeing a photo like that, I can't wait to have my own grandchild.

Always Growing

Anonymous said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................