Weekend Recap: Easter Fun!

Weekend Recap: Easter Fun!

Happy Easter!  I hope you all had a WONDERFUL day celebrating the Risen Savior! We had a great weekend at home with my family!
Saturday we had lunch with my family, did a little antiquing, and then dyed eggs with my cousins!  Look at all those pretties!
After dinner, we played our favorite, Rummikub.  Gram is so sassy playing that game!
Sunday, it was POURING rain….which doesn’t make great for Easter dresses.  Here was mine before I ventured out into the downpour.
Thankfully, after church and lunch, the sun came out.  So we headed outside to hunt eggs and hang out.
This is me, mom, my Nene, cousin Caitlyn, and Aunt Sandy.  Love these ladies!
We hide eggs in the front yard (cars included!  Exhaust pipes are great hiding spots!) and the kids had a good time finding them all.
We just spent the afternoon hanging with the family, napping, and enjoying some time together.  It was wonderful.
I hope you had a great weekend too!


Weekend Recap: Easter!

We had a GREAT weekend!
Friday we just had dinner at home and relaxed.
Saturday I ran a couple errands (Farmer’s Market, took Mikey to the vet for yearly shots, lunch with Tyler) then I came home and took a glorious nap.  Yes, I chose napping over housework. Yes my house is a mess.  But I am well-rested. 🙂
We left Saturday afternoon/evening for Hot Springs.  We got there and ate dinner with my family and all hung out.  
Sunday, the whole family headed to church!  It was so great to praise our risen Savior all together.  
Except Dad stayed home because he wanted to get a head start on the BBQ.  And boy did he!  We had a BBQ feast for lunch after church!  Hot dogs, burgers, lamb chops, ribs, and all the fixins!  It was yummy (and I ate with restraint!  I was proud of my good choices!). 
We had a little egg hunt in the front yard for the kiddos!  Too fun!  
We hid one egg in a special place and called it the prize egg!  Caitlyn found it!  (We hid in INSIDE a decorative frog on the porch!  It was soooo hard to see!)  
After, we always do an egg toss.  But this year, it just turned into an egg throw to see how many eggs we could bust. ha!  It was fun!
We went out to the RC track in Hot Springs where Tyler got to practice on that track.  It is a much more difficult track than we have here, so he had fun.  It was funny to watch Dad chase after the car everytime it flipped over.  He may be pushing 80, but he was a little kid running after that remote control car! 
After eating some leftover BBQ for dinner, we headed home and crashed!  
What a great weekend!  
I am so thankful for the sacrifice we celebrated this weekend.  I don’t know where I would be without the love, grace, and forgiveness of Jesus.  Our pastor spoke about knowing the real truth. The truth that Jesus died because it was the only way to atone for our sins.  It was the only way we could ever enjoy the gift of heaven- through Jesus’ sacrifice.  If you don’t know about that, I would love to talk with you.  Accepting the gift of life that Jesus gave me was the best thing that ever happened to me!  I am so glad we serve a living God!  We sang at church “Life is worth the living, just because He lives!”  Amen! 

Easter Recap

We went home to my parents for Easter. We had a great church service and then we all came home for Easter lunch! Mom made a wonderful roast and we had lots of sweets!

Then Tyler and I hid Easter eggs (we dyed them with the kiddos Saturday night) and the kids had a great time hunting them.

These are the cousins (Gavin, Luke and Caitlyn). I LOVE spending time with them. We hunted eggs and played some fun games of Candyland and Twister.

Our Easter family picture! (this is not our new home behind us….just the neighbors across the street).
I reallllllly like this picture of us from Easter.

Me and my beautiful momma!

It was a great time at home with family celebrating our risen Savior!

Good Friday

Thinking today about our Risen Savior! One reason I LOVE social media is for good stuff like this:

John Piper’s Twitter:

@JohnPiper: Betrayed by Judas, denied by Peter, abandoned by the eleven, forsaken by God. Darkness, you get one hour. Then you die.
A friend on Facebook:
It’s Earth day and Good Friday. Anyone else see the significance? Today we recognize the importance that trees have in our livelihood. There’s one TREE that is most important and I cherish above the rest. #JesusontheCross
And an awesome video that a friend posted…it is so powerful. You should watch it. Like now. Push play.

It’s Friday but Sunday’s coming! from Pinelake Church on Vimeo.

Happy Good Friday, everyone! I hope you take time this weekend to praise God for the sacrifice of his Son, and for a risen Savior!