I have had the joy of a four day weekend!! It has been glorious. Lots of relaxing, drinking coffee with my man, hanging out with my peeps and reading. And as always - eating. The first couple of days before Easter I did a lot of reading and listening to sermons on Easter. I like to read all four gospel accounts each year and ask the Lord to really bring something to the forefront to me that I need to focus on. I never fail to be amazed at what my Savior did for my on the cross. I should have posted this earlier but I am just now getting around to it. Here is a link everyone should listen to :http://audio.sovgracemn.org/2010/04/02/the-fathers-cup-a-crucifixion-narrative/. It is the most graphic, moving description of Christ taking on our sins that I have ever heard. And that is what Easter is about. His taking on our sin, being separated for those moments from a Holy God, and paying the price for us. Instead of us. Because He loved us. My sweet grandpeep Connor summed it up the best : "Jesus died on the Cross , cause He loved us and then he camed alive." Hallelujah He camed alive!!!! May we never forget our Savior lives! And one day soon I hope we will all be with Him in paradise.
We saw a beautiful portrayal of the life of Christ at church yesterday, and then headed to the farm for a day with our family. It was a blessed day filled with the things that matter most to us, our parents, our kids, grandpeeps and other family members. After a yummy lunch several of us headed to the farm to hide eggs for the kids.
Josh is always a trooper with helping for the kids. They all love him and want to hang all over him.
Brent hid eggs and Jodi walked around trying to look busy! She is good at that! :)
Some were out in the open for the smaller kids.
Graham found them before it was time! Then he smashed them together and threw them on the ground. That one is ALL boy.
Mimi arrived with the rest of the kiddos ready to go.
They all lined up and Graham dumped his stuff out on the ground. He keeps his momma busy.
Busy little egg hunters!
The more mature people sat and watched!
The great grandmas sipped their coffee and watched. I love these two ladies so very much. Then we had dessert. I am so lucky to have two precious women in my family that are so creative and love to make things for others. Laura and Christine - and they are beautiful,on the inside and out.
Christine makes these sugar cookies that are out of this world. They look like they belong in a bakery don't they?
And these cake pops Laura made! Oh my. I ate two in the bed last night! Graham eats them in about two bites!
We all know what the next picture means when we see these two hand in hand headed to the barn!
The perfect end to a perfect day!
What a great weekend we had celebrating our Savior's sacrificial death and Resurrection. I hope you all enjoyed the same with your families and hope you have a blessed week!