Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Amazement!

1 Peter 1:3
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
We opened the day with a moving Easter service at Broadway Christian. Taking communion and listening to the sermon, I am reminded of how loved we ALL are, the unfathomable sacrifice made for our salvation, the love that must be spread through us, and how I am not remotely doing enough. My prayers for Barry and I are going to be refocused. I want our talents and time to be spent on those things that matter, not to us, but to our Lord and Savior.

This year Barry and I were blessed with the gift of hosting the family Easter lunch. As with any hosting event we worked our tails off both inside and outside the home. Of course I wouldn't have it any other way. :)
We have been getting rain for what seems like 40 days and 40 nights. Barry found a small window in the middle of yesterdays storms to mow the grass. Everything was looking green and blooming beautifully! With severe storms becoming a regular occurrence we were afraid our Easter would be spent indoors, but once again a blessing was given. We boldly set up the tables and chairs out on the patio and were able to stay outside for the entire day.
As usual we had entirely too much good food at our gathering. It was such a wonderful Easter, everyone was able to show up at one point or another, except for Travis and Tara. We all seem to be in such good places in life. It's hard to believe Brennen is now of legal drinking age and Troy and Hunter are making there final college decisions.
Ella and Elise had a cute Easter egg hunt in the basement (due to the muddy backyard). They had a lot of fun together and enjoyed their search.
Oh my first attempt at Cake Pops....after burning the chocolate 4 times I finally gave up on having all the chicks decorated. They were a hit, and oh so tasty. I will absolutely be making them again......just not for the same event that we are also hosting.

Funny Bunny Elise! We found her here just laying in the flowers. I think she was trying to lay an egg. :)

Keightley was so good today with everyone. He is now entirely wiped out and resembling a furry sack of flour on the couch with us. We are off to bed. Hopefully a good nights sleep will prepare us for a working Monday. :)
I'm so thankful for this undeservingly blessed life.

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