It is 4 of our children's very first Easter at home! Emma, Ellie, Ava and Sam have never experienced this wonderful holiday celebration -the resurrection of Jesus, the gift of the Holy Spirit, life after death, the forgiveness of sins, the depth of God's love for us and what he has done for us! Can it get any better than that? I don't think so!
On top of all that it just happens to be the most beautiful day we have had in about the last 7 months! So may reasons to give thanks and to celebrate!
Auntie Kathy sent the kids bunny ears! They were a big hit!
When the kids woke up they went with Dad for coffee! They love doing that on the weekends! Someone at the coffee shop said to him- oh, it must have been a sleepover! Yep, something like that!
So much to be thankful for!
Then we had a peaceful small breakfast and we were off to church. I really can't imagine not going to church on this day. I see some people doing their yard work and I think "not today- go to church and give thanks"! Celebrate the resurrection of our savior Jesus Christ! There were times when our older children were little that it just didn't work out for us- someone was sick- it always left me with an empty feeling.
Then it was off to brunch at our favorite place! It was almost empty(no wait) because most families are having a brunch at home! We out smarted everyone again, Ha!! Yes, I know we(I) took the easy way out but sometimes ya just gotta do what ya gotta do!
If you are wearing a twirl dress, it is only natural to twirl!
Then it was back home for an Easter egg hunt! We have to do our egg hunt in shifts now or the littles would end up with nothing! AND of course the 23 and 17 yr old still wanted in on the hunt!
Shift #2 is waiting patiently for their turn to find the Easter eggs!
The egg hunt was a success as far as these two were concerned!
And these two enjoyed it also!
After the hunt the children got Easter pails!
And bubble guns!
Since it is so nice out we have to enjoy this while we can, so we took the bubble guns outside!!
300-500 bubbles per minute!
He finally has his very own Daddy to shoot with bubbles.
There are a few things we left out this year. Hubby and I are trying to be nice to ourselves. We can't do it all BUT we are enjoying what we are doing!!
Katie went to Colorado to see Matt, Caitlin and Mark. It just so happens to be Mark's 21st Birthday today!!
Happy Birthday Mark!!
They did a little celebrating with him! I didn't ask for details and if I hear anything I won't be sharing it! He will be home next weekend to celebrate with us!
Katie will be home this evening to join us for Easter dinner!
Thank you Jesus for dying for us so that we can have life and for the blessings we have because you love us so much!