Sunday, April 25, 2010

Keeping Posted

I haven't done a good job of posting lately. It seems that time has a way of slipping away from me.

I just realized that I didn't post about our trip to see my mom in AZ during Spring Break. Here's a sun squinting picture of she and the kids. It was a memorable trip.I also escaped for a three day trip to AZ the middle of April to be with my mom for an important Dr.'s appointment. You can read about the good news on her blog. Here we are celebrating life over lunch.During my trip to AZ I also got to celebrate my Aunt's birthday. Guess how old this diva is?I also fit in an overdue lunch with my long time friend Carrie.
And I was super excited to see her bump. Her third little bean is due to arrive mid June.Did you hear that we got hit with some wet heavy snow this weekend? Spring in the Rocky Mountains is ever changing. I'm really looking forward to warmer temperatures. I'm itching to spend lots of time outdoors, to hike more often, to garden, tend to flowers and fresh vegetables, have BBQ's and to go camping.

We've been doing some cleaning in the Kintner household. Inside and Outside. Were also working to finish up several home improvement projects that have lagged on and on. See this pic? That was taken in August. I really hope to share some finished project pictures soon!

I took Carissa to see her first stage musical last night. We saw a well done high school production of 'Once Upon a Mattress'. Carissa loved all the princesses and was perfectly attentive for a 2.5 hour production. It was a special night including a quick bite at Chik-fil-A.

That's a wrap for tonight.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Siamese Twins Trail

Today we enjoyed the sunshine in Garden of the Gods on the 'Siamese Twins Trail'. The rocks are said to be like Siamese twins with Pikes Peak in the background.
We all hiked and...
they "climbed" and "climbed"
and watched many horses pass by
Hike = happy family

Easter 2010

Our day celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus was full of life. In the morning we gathered with our church community for worship. The worship room was beautifully decorated with colorful potted flowers and a white cross with a crown of thorns hanging on it. In between services our dear friends/surrogate grandparents to Caleb and Carissa helped the kids find eggs on the Egg Hunt.
(Grandpa Jim, Caleb, Grandma Leta, Carissa)
After church we hung out with close friends at the Tibert's home. I didn't get a picture of the Tibert's together but I did capture...
'The Roberts'
'The Cowells'
'The Ladies' (including mama Tibert)
'The Gents' (minus papa Tibert)
and 'The Kids'
A wonderful day.
Easter 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Energizer Bunny x2

On Saturday we had two little Energizer Bunnies excited for the Easter Basket Scavenger Hunt and the Egg Hunt.
Our Bunnies just kept going and going and goingAren't those bunny ears too cute?

Before & After

Our own little 'Fro Boy' got a haircut the day before Easter.

Courtesy of Mom.

I don't know what got in to me but I was suddenly tired of his long fro and decided that I needed to do something about it immediately. In a moments time I found this tutorial, got Caleb situated on a stool in the kitchen and snipped away.

Its definitely not perfect but for his first 'mom cut' its not too bad.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


On Friday night we joined our faith community in a Good Friday service.

The biblical passages, images of Jesus Christ, and devotional prayers caused me to ponder His suffering, His life, His death and the anticipation of His resurrection.

I can't imagine what it would be like to be in the crowd yelling at Jesus, denying Him, betraying Him and then watching his shameful death on a cross. Its hard to believe that anything good could come out of such tragedy.

But thankfully our loving Father redeems the curse. He accepts the voluntary sacrifice of His Son and exchanges the ugly acts of human violence into redemption and forgiveness.

There are many areas in my life that I want to die to. My selfishness, my propensity to worry, and my desire to be in control take away life. I hope I can release these deaths and receive the Father's love, abundant grace and forgiveness.

I am grateful that I am a loved and redeemed child of God.

The lyrics of the song 'How Deep the Father's Love For Us' resonate with my soul.

How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss,
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the chosen One,
Bring many sons to glory

Behold the Man upon a cross,
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice,
Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished
I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

The cross, originally representing a shameful death, has become through the work of Jesus the symbol of peace, hope, and life - eternal life.

In Him I can live. His truth is alive.

As we anticipate the celebration of His resurrection I'm longing even more for His living water to spring up in me. I desire the fruits of His Spirit, the depth of His character and the passion of His purpose to awaken inside me like the radiant new dawn.

'C' Scale

Carissa is a proud performer singing and playing a 'C' scale.