Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter 2012

We've been talking about Easter with the kids a lot over this past week.  We've done the Resurrection eggs, read the true Easter story many times, and sung songs.

While getting dressed up, hunting for eggs, and getting special treats & gifts are fun activities for sure, the kids know the real reason we celebrate Easter....because JESUS IS ALIVE.  He is no longer in the grave, but has risen to Heaven.  We pray, constantly, that this truth will never leave their minds and hearts.

Today was a wonderful Easter celebration. Church was amazing, the sun was warm, and we enjoyed a nice meal and a good time with family.

 A few pics before church...

 Some shots I got on my phone at church....celebrating the RISEN LORD!



Easter gifts from Grandma & Grandpa!

 Easter baskets from Mommy & Daddy!

 Caleb was so excited that I found some dye-free jelly beans. =)

 The kids loved hunting for eggs in the back yard.  We had lots this year, and Daddy did a good job of "hiding" them. =)





 It wouldn't be a family get-together without some iPad fun.



The kids played outside a lot today.  Most of the time they had their shoes on.  But most of the other time they were barefoot. =)  They may or may not have been digging in the dirt with their church clothes on.  And they may or may not have been covered in slimy bubble solution by the end of the evening.  I LOVE it!



 Silly grandpa...

Our sweeties.

We are so thankful for all that the Lord has blessed us with.  He has given us more than we deserve.  We are mostly thankful that He has given us HOPE.  Hope in Jesus, because of His incredible sacrifice and his miraculous conquer over death 3 days later.

Happy Easter to you.

PS - Fun story of the day....Caleb requested to say the pre-dinner prayer.  He actually loves to pray out loud before meals, and usually his prayers are fairly quick.  Tonight, however, he prayed for quite a long time (relatively speaking!) was so sweet.  The BEST part of the whole prayer was when he said, "God, you are the boss".  Ha!  I love it.  It's funny, but Caleb has it exactly right.  God is, indeed, the boss. =)


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