I love Easter weekend! I love everything it’s about … Jesus on the cross – For. Me. Then rising from the dead … again – For. Me. So that he can be present & alive in my life today! But to be completely honest, I also love all the fun stuff that goes along with the weekend – the egg hunts, the Spring-y clothes, and the Honey Baked Hams (at least that’s part of our tradition!).
After an awesome church service, we headed to my parents house (with Potato Salad in tow) for a yummy lunch & a fun day! Aunt Staci once again pulled off a really fun Egg Hunt – not the typical old egg hunt, but one with creativity! I hope all little kids have an “Aunt Staci” in their life … she’s the best!!
Afterwards, Evan & Pep went straight to a Rodeo (he’s at that stage, what can I say)! Secretly, I think Aunt Staci wanted to go with him!
The rest of us stayed watching Megan try to crawl … she’s currently at the scoot with my head stage – not sure if that’s really a stage, but no one’s told her that yet! And might I add the little girl racked up pretty good with FOUR super adorable Spring Dresses in Easter Baskets from her families!!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend … with the important stuff & the fun stuff!
This has been such a nice weekend – the weather has been absolutely beautiful & we had a lot of good family & friend time … the perfect weekend to celebrate the ultimate gift that we’ve ever been given. Church was incredibly, incredibly croweded this morning, but I like it that way because it usually brings a sense of good excitement (and alot more crying babies and talking toddlers in the sanctuary – I definitely don’t like that part). I’m always pulling for Pastors to knock one out of the park on a day like Easter Sunday. For some it’s the one opportunity out of the entire year that they’ll hear the love of Jesus & what he did for us … as long as they hit those points then I’m pretty happy. I remember sitting at one service one year, just hoping that he was going to come around to that point … I was beginning to doubt it but he finally got there! This was our first Easter at our new church & I really enjoyed it!
Yesterday we had a yummy lunch & fun at my parents house (I’ll have to post later with pictures). Of course, Aunt Staci came through again with a fun egg hunt for the kids. She’s such a teacher because she always has instructions for her egg hunts!!! Today we had lunch with some out of town friends after church (Mexican – you know the standard Easter dinner). After lunch we planted two new trees in the yard (Pep said they were a deal of a lifetime – they looked dead to me) and now we’re getting ready to head over to his parents for some Seafood Jumbo (the other standard Easter dinner).
All good things must come to end though soon … it will be Monday AM in less than 12 hours:(.
Yesterday we were supposed to go to an Easter Egg Hunt with my sister Staci at Nora’s parents house . Evan had spent the night with my mom & dad (his Gami & Papa) so we went to their house to pick him up. Unfortunately right before we got there he got sick to his stomach. He had been sick on Wednesday but not another ‘episode’ until that Saturday AM – crazy! So needless to say we didn’t take him to the Egg Hunt:(.
We stayed at my parents for a while partly because we didn’t want to drive with the chance of another ‘episode’ and partly because it was my mom’s birthday & we were supposed to have a birthday dinner that evening. Of course it’s hard to keep a two year old down – the second he thinks he’s feeling better he wants to run around again and this time was no different.
My parents lost 6 or 7 huge pine trees in the storms early this week … it was crazy (more like a miracle) how they all fell without falling on the house!! Even my Dad’s squirrel feeder was standing up practically in the middle of all the downed trees not even touched. So my Dad & brothers – Matt & Clint – were cutting the trees up & hauling everything off in their trucks. Evan got to ride once or twice in the back of the trucks.
Aunt Staci came back from the Egg Hunt with a goody bag for Evan – full of stickers, coloring sheets, & eggs filled with candy!!! He had alot of fun with that!
So after lunch we decided to ride on home & let the little guy get some sleep. That night as I was laying Evan down, I started his prayer & he finished with this:
Thank you for Mommie & Daddie & Papa & Gami & Aunt Staci & Uncle Matt, Uncle Clint & Uncle Matt’s Truck & Uncle Clint’s Truck. And thank you Jesus for the eggs.