"To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." Isaiah 61:3

The Burckhard Family

The Burckhard Family

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

International Buddies.....

Bringing Ukraine and Serbia together for this nightly international event....courtesy of Daddy!
Bath time is a highlight in our house! But for me, the best time is afterwards when we gather on the couch to watch "Little Bear" and they are all clean, lotioned up with lavender bed-time lotion, and snuggy-poo in their jammies. Is there any thing better? After a long, harried day, this is a tired Mama's sweet reward!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Too Cute Not To Share....

I have been looking through my photos on my computer to prepare a Powerpoint to present at the Minot Right to Life Banquet this coming Thursday. In the midst of the pictures, I came across these adorable photos of the three littles at Christmas time....


My cousin Ken's daughter Sammy took these. She is a great photographer! These photos are just too cute not to share....even if it is months later, huh?

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter 2012.....

From our family......
To yours!

He is risen! He is risen, indeed!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter Eggs.....

Tonight we dyed Easter eggs. What fun! All the kids, from the littles to the big, seemed to enjoy it.

We talked about the significance of dyeing eggs and Easter and then did a little research on the computer.



Did you know that the first Easter eggs were dyed red to signify Christ's blood flowing at the foot of the Cross?

Or that Easter eggs symbolize "new life" that we have in Christ?

It can also be the symbol of the Christ's tomb "cracking" open and Christ's resurrection!

Whatever the meaning of the eggs, we will celebrate the risen Lord on Easter!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A Father's Love.....

My little girls were THRILLED today when they got to wear their new TWINS jerseys....

Daddy bought these for them on clearance last fall. For him to let them wear TWINS jerseys demonstrates what true love is all about....for Daddy is a Yankees fan through and through.

Bottom line, Daddy loves his girls.... oh, if there had been YANKEES jerseys in pink, he would have been all over them.....even at full price! :)

Extra photo to show another Minnesota fan of a different team....the VIKINGS!
Take us out the the Ballgame...As long as there's "hachos" (nachos) and cheese, blue juice (gatorade), popcorn, and chocolate milk! Oh, and Nole' would rather take him "out" of the ballgame unless the crowd promises to be quiet! (**kind of like the Vikings' fans last season....not much to cheer about!)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Nole' Absconded the Hat......

Sam snapped this photo on his phone of Nole' in his Angry Birds pig hat.Silly Nole'!!!!