Our Easter Weekend

Our Easter weekend was wonderful!  We spent Saturday morning/early afternoon doing yard work, dying eggs and doing some cleaning.  Our church had 2 services on Saturday evening with an egg hunt & bouncy houses in between, so we attended church Saturday evening!  Our pastors are amazing and have such a heart for community outreach ~ it was a great service and evening!! 
all smiles getting ready to dye eggs!

ha! dylan was not happy about the egg "disappearing" in the dye! poor buddy!

he eventually cheered up and colored an egg!

the finished product.  we tried out using kool aid to dye the eggs this year and the green & blue are great!!  the other colors? not so much! (like that brown looking egg?  its supposed to be purple! ha!)

oh how these 3 steal my heart over and over....LOVE them!

so blessed.

dylan LOVED the bouncy houses!! 

1st egg hunt!

after the egg hunt!  Dylan was far more concerned w/ getting into that egg than looking at the camera! =)
When we got home that night, we put the baby to bed and then made Resurrection Cookies with the big boys before they headed to bed!
"beating" the pecans

sealing the oven
Sunday morning we woke up and the boys checked out their goodies from the Easter bunny and then hunted the eggs that the bunny hid!
checking out their goodies!

this was the only egg Dylan found! ha! right after i snapped this, he sat down, emptied the candy & ate candy while the big boys battled it out in the easter egg hunt!  =)
After all of the Easter bunny excitement we relaxed, and baked, and cooked and got ready for friends to come over!!  We enjoyed our evening with great friends ~ it was full of laughter and great food and the boys played hard the whole time!! (it was so fun that i forgot to take any pictures...oops!!)
It is so hard for me to wrap my mind around the fact that Jesus died for me on that cross.  And he died for you too!!  And the miracle of His rising and the gift of salvation ~ its overwhelming to know that God loves me so unconditionally!  And he loves you the same.  Just like you are.  Right where you're at...He loves you!! 
So, I'd love to know.....what is your favorite Easter tradition or food....what is your favorite thing about Easter?!
For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
~Romans 8: 38 & 39~

1 comment:

April said...

So happy to hear that you and your family had such a fun and blessed Easter! I remember making Resurrection cookies with my girls when they were little. My favorite thing about Easter is having my little family of 4 sit together in the pews on Easter Sunday. Wouldn't trade it for the world!