Saturday, June 18, 2011
O man, what a great celebration we had this year leading up to Easter! This was the first year that we used an advent calendar for the 12 days leading up to Easter. WHAT a blessing!! I fell like for the first time we discussed, we read, we dove into the good news of what occurred that first Easter. The gospel was the focus. Jesus was the hero! Our hearts rejoiced and celebrated what He has done for us. It is finished and we are so blessed!
Here are some fun pictures of other celebrations we had around Easter. They almost all involve eggs.
We started out with a fun weekend at the lake. We had our annual egg hunt for the kids combined with some swimming, boating and all that good stuff too!
This is Sophie and her sister Bella. Sophie is the tom boy for sure!
Bella is prissy and clean...Sophie, not so clean!
The confetti eggs were hilarious yet again this year! You have to hit them pretty hard to crack them, so the kids were in pain and laughing all at the same. Some of their expressions are just priceless!
Oh good...they still love each other even after they attacked one another so viciously!!!
Easter morning I always make this bunny for breakfast. Even when they're old they'll still get the bunny and love it.... secretly to be sure!
After church we headed to a dear friend's house. Shirley always hosts Easter at her house each year and make a huge egg hunt for the kids. It's very serious because it involves money...the green and silver kind! The kids thought they had died and gone to heaven!
Paul took these sweet pics of Cait on the swing in Shirley's backyard.
Sweet, pretty girl!
I felt so very blessed this Easter to have a deeper meaning of the gospel in my heart and love my Savior that much more because of it! What a joy to celebrate that good news with the ones you love most!