Easter festivities

Our Easter was a fun, family-filled weekend. 

Saturday Jake’s family came over for our annual grill out and epic Easter egg hunt for the kids. We hid 172 eggs, and it took 4 kids 45 minutes to find them all….and 2 are still missing. We HIDE those eggs, not just scatter them, and the kids have a BLAST. I think Andrew had more fun hiding with us this year than he ever did hunting! 🙂 

Our kids know the Easter bunny is not real, but that does not take away the thrill of getting an Easter basket. 🙂 We keep it simple. Josie got a light up jump rope, a sparkly pencil pouch, Jack got a football and some Pokemon cards, and they both got a chocolate bunny, Scooby snacks, and Skittles. Plus yummy special Pop tarts for Easter breakfast. 🙂

Easter morning was rainy and chilly, so we took our family Easter picture inside. Jack is at an impossible age to get a good picture… he has a million goofy faces, and they ALL come out when we get the camera out…..but his personality sure does shine! 

Then we headed off to church. We had two services, and both were really full! We stayed for both services, because I was singing and Jake was running sound. Shshr came to the second service with us. I love our church so much, and I love the way we celebrate Easter- Seder dinner, Good Friday service (which was SO good this year), and then Easter Sunday, of course. We sang a new song for Good Friday and Easter this year, and I love the truth that it tells:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIahc83Kvp4

After church we headed to Nana’s for lunch and hanging out. Everyone got to come except for my brother and his family (they were out of town). Missed seeing them and my nieces, but we still had a good day. The rain stopped and then held off long enough to get some pictures, and then have another egg hunt. The egg hunt is a little different here, since we have little kiddos to accommodate for, but the kids still have fun! 

This is the best we got….

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