Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

"But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared.  They found the stone rolled away from the tomb,  but when they went in, they did not find the body.  While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men in dazzling clothes stood beside them.  The women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee,  that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again."  Then they remembered his words,  and returning from the tomb, they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest.  Now it was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them who told this to the apostles.  But these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them.  But Peter got up and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; then he went home, amazed at what had happened."
~Luke 24:1-12

After a wonderful worship service at church, I wanted to snap some pictures of the kids while they were in their Sunday best.

I just love the picture of Nate hugging his sisters; mainly because it shows Red's true redhead temper.  She did not want him in her shot.

Check out this guy.  He learned to tie a half Windsor knot this past week from his Language Arts teacher and asked to buy a tie yesterday.  I can't believe he chose a pink one; but very glad he did because I think he looks sharp.

Too bad I didn't catch him smiling because uunfortunately, my battery ran out of my camera right after this shot, so no pictures of the family together.  

There were also no photos of the ultra cool egg hunt we put on.  I'm sorry, but I'm not into the huge egg "hunts" that go on nowadays.  Throwing eggs on the ground in plain site isn't much of a hunt to me.  How about call them Egg Grabs?  Also, egg hunting with 500 other kids isn't my idea of excitement.  Needless to say, we didn't take our kids to any organized egg hunts this year.   We have plenty of kids of our own to make it exciting enough; and we hide them well enough that it takes them a good 10-15 minutes to find them all.  We also had, in my opinion, some pretty great prizes for the prize eggs - coupons!  Okay, so maybe that's not a great prize .... but the kids liked them.  Some of the coupons were "One item from Dairy Queen", "Dinner out with Mom", and "Dinner out with Dad".  I really should of specified on the dinner out part - one of my boys got that coupon and said he was choosing The Melting Pot as his designated restaurant.  Not only is it over an hour away, but it costs a pretty penny.  Maybe we'll be able to talk him into Taco Bell.


Grandma said...

Oh I missed them in their Easter best! Great Pictures - wish the battery held out!

Mr Lonely said...

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