Easter 2016

We had a great Easter weekend around here. Our festivities started Thursday night with our church’s annual Seder dinner. This is one of my favorite traditions at our church. I had never even been to a Seder dinner until our church started it a few years ago, but now Easter doesn’t feel complete without it. 

Friday night was our Good Friday service, another thing our church does that I love-it is one of my favorite church services. What an awesome way to concentrate on what Easter is truly about. The kids even all sang a song- “All in All”-they were hilarious and cute. 

Saturday we had all of Jake’s family over to our house for our annual Easter egg hunt and cook out. Jake always grills the hamburgers and hot dogs, and Mee- Maw stuffs a ton of eggs with coins for the kids. And this is an Easter egg HUNT. We hide all the eggs really well- no eggs just scattered in the yard for us! This year we hid 170, and at the end we couldn’t find 6 of them, no matter how much we looked! All the kids hunt, even our college aged “kids.” 🙂

These kids are all getting SOO big!

The Easter bunny made his visit. Our kids always get just a little candy, a book, a snack, and a couple of other small things-this year it was bubbles and bandaids for Jack ( “INJA turtles!”) and bubbles and post-it notes for Jo (she loves those things). 

Then we got all spiffied up for church in time to take a few quick pictures before we left. 

Here’s my handsome boy…he was SO proud of his hat and bow tie! 

And my gorgeous girl….

We even set up the tripod to get a quick family pic….We didn’t spend a ton of time to get a “perfect” one, though. 🙂

We had a wonderful church service-it’s always so much fun to celebrate with all these people we love! Got a couple of pics of Jack with his best church buddies-

I have no clue what is up with his expression here…they were excited to both be wearing bow ties! 

After church we headed to Nana’s for lunch, where we stayed for the rest of the day. Everyone eventually made it by at some point, just at different times (we are officially all at “that” stage of life). I love hanging out with my family, though. 

These kiddos love their Nana so much. 

Getting a picture of all the kids together was MUCH easier this time than at Christmas! (Although, it may have helped that Shshr held Beau and Kinley, and that Lane knew he couldn’t hung eggs until the picture was over, lol. )

Jack just had to take a selfie of himself in his bow tie….

This girl has the BEST laugh, ever. 

He is risen! He is risen, indeed!!

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