Thursday, April 12, 2012

Easter Activities

I had been dreading Easter this year.  I think I was dreading the memory of last year. Last year my mom was in the hospital.  It was pouring down rain.  We ate lunch at Luby's instead of a home cooked meal.  And it was the last day Hannah and Leah saw my mom alive.  Last year was such a downer that I was anticipating a lot of sadness this year.

But I prayed about it, and determined to make the day as special and laid back as possible.  The day started with a special Easter brunch with our small church family.  If I haven't said this on here before, we attend a small home church.  We gather every Sunday morning at our friends' home with about twenty other people.  This morning, we had a small gathering since many of our group members were out of town.  Those who were here shared a lovely meal of fruit parfaits, breakfast casserole, pumpkin bread, and donuts. After a simple, yet meaningful Easter service, we went outside and Mike took family photos for everyone. Once ours have been edited, I will post a few.  They turned out really well!
Lucas in his super snazzy Easter tie.  I thought he looked so handsome.
After church we came home and relaxed while Lucas took his nap.  When he woke up, we headed outside to do some egg hunting.  We hid the eggs at least five different times, but it never got old.  The kids ran around gathering eggs as if their lives depended on it!  It was fun to watch them.
Leah zeroing in on a "hidden" egg.

That night I made a nice dinner complete with pecan pie for dessert.  My dad came over and we enjoyed a little more time together.  The kids ended up watching The Adventures of Tin Tin while I cleaned up the kitchen, and after a bath they were conked out in their beds in no time.  The day was just what we wanted.  It was focused on Christ, our family and our friends; being thankful for what we have.  
And we have so much to be thankful for.

1 comment:

Maria Rose said...

So glad that you had a fun family day!