Thursday, March 27, 2008

Our Easter

Easter was so much fun this year. The kids were way excited about their baskets (no pictures- I was making breakfast) and the huge egg hunt after church. Since our church had no classes and service wasn't till 10:45 we hung out and played in the morning. Then after service it was off to dinner with Jason and Leah Tomlinson's family. It was so much fun, and I got to meet some new members of their family. We instantly felt at home (as always!). After lunch came the massive egg hunt. I call it massive because 1. there were TONS of eggs 2. we were running out of places to hide them, and 3. there were so many eggs that the kids were running around trying to figure out where to start. Caleb racked up the eggs. Once his basket got full he was finding them and tossing them at anyone hear by. Landon and Ian stuck close and got plenty added to their basket. Riley held her own, and once she figure out that you had to look for them she was off. Then we opened the eggs and sorted the candy. Now every (and I mean every) day I hear "can I have some candy?". Occasionally they get some, but Matt took all the chocolate to work and we sorted most of the hard stuff, so I think we are good! Here are some pictures of the festivities:

Don't know if you can see them but the many colored spots are eggs
Waiting for the signal to go (girls got a head start)
Searching like crazy (not that you had to look far)
The boys (Landon, Ian and Caleb)

No sooner than an egg was in her had her eyes were searching
Helping each other out- maybe I'll get 2 more years of this
The sorting- They were sneaking candy right and left- can't believe they didn't toss anything!
The goods
Heading home

The Easter Service was amazing. I was in awe of my Lord and Savior all over again. My spirit was renewed and I feel recharged for the fight. It was a wonderful day for celebrating our Lord and spending the day with friends


Regina said...

Sounds like an eventful day! Cute pics too. I read an article the other day that made me think of your family - it said if you have four kids you will spend the same amount as if you had three kids. Sort of have 3 get 1 free. :) I'm pretty sure I've read that your family is complete, though!

Leah Tomlinson said...

How sweet Marie!!! We were honored to have your family with us and we are so blessed to share a church home. We love you guys!!

The Blessed One said...

Looks like they had a blast. I had to hide eggs in the house, it was too cold here to go outside. AJ did pretty good. He'd get too distracted by one egg and I'd have to coax him into finding another. We're still eating easter candy.
I really miss going to church. Jason takes AJ to bible class on Sundays but with me working the night shift weekend, I just can't go. I'm afraid I'd fall asleep in the pew. I definately know I need it. Please pray that we sell that first house. It's looking like we're going to have to drop the price again. It's so frustrating.