Whew! It’s been a busy week, and I’m behind on blogging, but I couldn’t pass up blogging about our Easter festivities. Easter is one of my favorite holidays. πŸ™‚

We started the festivities a week early, with Jake’s family. They all came over to our house after church for our annual cousin egg hunt and a BBQ dinner. The kids always have so much fun hunting eggs…and it is a HUNT. We don’t mess around with hiding!

They had a blast, and we got the hunt done right before it started raining!


Easter week is always a busy one for our church, but it is definitely my favorite. Thursday we had our annual Passover Seder dinner. This is SUCH an awesome tradition for our church, and so special to celebrate together. Jake had a soccer game that night, so he couldn’t go, but the kids and I still went.

Josie was excited, because she found the afikomen for the first time, and won an iTunes gift card! πŸ™‚

Friday the kids and I had off school, and then we all went to our Good Friday service that night….so good. So needed.


Sunday morning the kids woke up to their Easter baskets….summer themed this year. New beach towels, new flip flops, bath bombs, PopTarts (duh), Peeps, and sweet cakes. Nothing big, but they were excited anyways. πŸ™‚

Then we hurried and got ready, because I was singing, and Jake was doing sound, which meant we had to be there at 7:30. πŸ™‚


The kiddos picked out their own Easter outfits this year, and they were super excited about them! Jack’s Easter wish was red suspenders, and Josie’s was “bow” hair (pic in a minute).

After an awesome Easter service at church, we headed to Nana’s for Easter dinner, egg hunt with all the little cousins, and hanging out the rest of the day. In a small miracle, ALL of us (23!) Β were there to eat at the same time!

First we grabbed the obligatory family pics. πŸ™‚ This is for me, totally. But who wouldn’t want pictures of my gorgeous, handsome husband and these cute kids?

Josie has been planning her Easter hair style for months. And we pulled it off! Took awhile, but the effect was great. πŸ™‚ And she was over the moon, which is all that matters!


After lunch we hid all the eggs….LOTS of eggs. Then we set the kids loose!


I insisted on getting some pictures with my siblings. Because it very rarely happens!


It was a good Easter. πŸ™‚ He is risen, indeed!


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