We ended our wonderful Easter with a nice walk together. It was easy to be reminded of Jesus after all the candy filled eggs while we enjoyed the beautiful scenery here in our neighborhood.
Aubrey gets to celebrate her birthday with the first day of Spring. She loves it! It's perfect for her, as her personality seems to bring the sunshine anyway.
Her cake couldn't cool fast enough for her to decorate herself!
Aubrey is so lucky to have three wonderful friends who all have so much fun together! The night of her birthday, they had a blast at the Round Table buffet, and ice skating. The Zamboni driver got word that it was Aubrey's birthday so he invited her to ride it with him for everyone to see! She did the "princess wave" every time she passed with a smile from ear to ear. That was the highlight of a wonderful eleventh birthday.
We love you Aubrey!
After that, we surprised them with a fun time at Fast Lane - the girls had a blast racing each other!
Happy birthday Taylor. You are a joy in our lives, and the lives of others. We love you very much!
One of my New Year's resolutions was to serve others more, to touch people's lives. It is March. I haven't done much of anything.
I just got back from a presentation called "Rachel's Challenge" given by Rachel Scott's uncle. Rachel was the first person who was killed at Columbine.
She traced her hands on the back of her dresser when she was just 13 years old with these words written in them.
"These hands belong to Rachel Joy Scott and will someday touch millions of people's hearts."
She has done just that, and still is.
I have accepted Rachel's challenge. It consists of 5 things.
1. Eliminate Prejudice - by looking for the best in others.
2. Dare to Dream - set goals, keep a journal.
3. Choose your influences - Input determines output.
4. Kind words - small acts of kindness = huge difference.
5. Start a chain reaction with family and friends.
What a wonderful evening. On each side of me were two of my very best friends. I am so glad I went.
I have been inspired to re-resolve to positively influence others.
Rachel was an amazing girl. See for yourself!