Our Easter Weekend was packed full of fun and special times!
Friday afternoon, we picked up Cloe from school and headed to church to get ready for the Good Friday Service. It was a really beautiful, yet somber candlelit service. Because we were doing quite a few songs, the kids sat with a couple of our college girls. Thankfully, they did a great job staying focused. It's amazing how much they really do understand about the death of Jesus Christ as a substitution for the penalty of our sins.
Saturday, we headed back to church for the Easter Extravaganza. The kids all gathered to hear a great Easter story before running out to snatch up lots of eggs. Here's a link to video that was shown--it's totally worth watching!
It was a little chilly and super windy, so we had to layer up!
No spring clothes yet!
I think Carson was saying, "Ah man, all the eggs are gone already!"
McClain just tooled it up out there and hoarded a few more than his share of eggs.
It was a good lesson in generosity to look for kids who needed more eggs!
Some super nice people helped with a lot of fun and games in the gym!
(Here's one of the nicest couples at church helping out!)
Then...we ran home, quickly pulled our house together and hosted a birthday party for one special 8 year old and seven of her little friends...details to come in another post!
We just recently started having two services, so Cody and I were off to church by 6:45 am for practice.
Grandma and Grandpa helped get the kids all gussied up and brought them later.
After two awesome celebration services, we snapped a few quick pictures.
I know I'm totally biased...but I can't get enough of the cuteness and sweetness...
Cloe and her new puppy
Cloe and McClain
Cloe and Carson
All three kids!
So many options on how to wear the hat!
Should have savored the moment of Carson sitting still before the Easter candy appeared!
Our Whole Family!
We finished off the day with one more little Easter Egg Hunt in the backyard.
It was a completely exhausting but wonderful weekend!
Hope you were able to truly celebrate JESUS!