Sunday, April 4, 2010

Snow in April... Lots of it!

We had an unusually mild winter. I don't think we had more than 4 inches of snow on the ground at any time all winter and that only happened a couple of times. Below are some pictures of the kids out climbing trees on a beautiful December day.
Anna and Sarah
Deborah carrying Sarah on the rope swing, while Quentin is making his way up the frozen creek.

Sarah climbing her first tree.


Today, April 4th, we woke up to gently falling snow. We got together with the other believers in town and celebrated Jesus' Resurrection. We had a great time of praise and worship as we celebrated what God calls First Fruits. It is an intriguing study (Leviticus 23) to see how God lined up His appointed times before time began. First Fruits falls on the day after the Sabbath after Passover. Jesus rose on First Fruits and the apostle Paul describes in 1 Corinthians 15 how Jesus is the First Fruit of creation.
As I write this, too late at night, it is still snowing and it did not stop all day. When the kids measured it about four hours ago, we had 8 inches. I'm sure it will be close to a foot by morning and after looking at the forecast, Paul says it could continue for a few more days!
Deborah in that same tree that was sunny and snowless in December.



If you look to the right, past the apartments, you'll see our airplane collecting snow. Paul is planning on making a trip to Anchorage this week to do some grocery shopping. His plan is to take off on the lake and then park the airplane up at the airfield when he returns in anticipation of the lake thawing. He wasn't counting on all of this snow. The kids will have a fun time sledding behind the snow machines to make a nice packed runway on the lake for him.

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