Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Easter 2014

We had such a fun Easter!  The day is always so busy that it leaves me wishing we had Monday to do nothing but we managed just fine.  I was looking forward to seeing all our family and having some really delicious food!  And that is just what we did.  The girls were both excited to wake up to see what goodies the Easter bunny had left for them in their baskets.  Then we got ourselves all ready to head to church.  We had a great time at church.  Instead of Sunday School we have a family celebration time so we could eat breakfast, have a small worship time, and make crafts with the kids.  Everything was great and Cohen has told me this week how much fun she had at church on Sunday.  Miss Angie really goes all out!  After church was an egg hunt for the kids.  It was separated by age group so I didn't get a picture of Cohen with her group but I did snap some of Kate.   She has really enjoyed hunting eggs this year!  She knows just what to do and with every egg she picked up she would shake it to make sure there was something in it.  After the egg hunts we had a family picture at the beautiful cross!  We do this each year and this year it was so pretty.  Everyone brings flowers for it and with Easter being later this year there were so many pretty flowers on it.  We were all thankful for the sunshine that came out too!  It was the perfect way to start the day and to really look at that cross and know that Christ is Risen!  What a sacrifice that I hope we never forget!

putting flowers on the cross

So proud to show me her egg

After church we made our way to Athens to Nana's house.  We always look forward to getting together with everyone there and have such a fun afternoon together.  We all get to catch up with each other and the kids can play.  Nana has the best porch and I always look forward to the weather warming up so we can sit out on it.  I love it!  The girls had fun playing in the yard and of course hunting more eggs.

Our one picture together taken in the car!

Doesn't she look thrilled to be taking another picture!? 

The great attempts are priceless!

Cohen & Savannah wanted to sit in the tree

Kate wanted to be like the big girls but once she was up there she didn't like it so much...hence her excited face!

We left Nana's a little after 4 and made our way to Suzy's house for more Easter fun and more yummy food.  This pregnant girl was in heaven with all the food!  The girls enjoyed another egg hunt and even got some quarters in their eggs this time!  I was happy to see those instead of more candy!  We had to have more group pictures with Nanny too.  This was little David's first Easter so we had a new great grandchild who had to be introduced to all of our photo opps!  He was precious just like the others!  I couldn't have asked for a better way to spend the Easter holiday.  We are blessed!

Great Grandkids...#1


Grandkids!  I think our last picture I was pregnant with Kate so we were due another!  

One story to share that I couldn't possibly forget...Cohen was so excited to give me an Easter present. She had worked on it days before Easter and had even got a gift bag out to put it in.  After church she made me run inside the house to get it so I could open it.  She made me melt!  Inside were the sweetest little gifts...her picture album of Kate when she was born, a rubber band bracelet she had made for me, a note saying "best mom ever", a picture of Jesus on the cross (with some very funny details but so sweet), and $36 that she had got from her own money.  It was the most precious thing ever.  Later that night I put her money back in her wallet along with her picture album since she needs to hold onto that but it was so sweet.  Here is a picture of everything in my gift bag she gave me :)

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