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Monday, March 28, 2016

Easter 2016

Happy Easter!  We started off the morning with Easter baskets and of course the jellybean egg hunt.  The Easter bunny went crazy and deposited tons of jellybeans around the living room and the girls raced around to see how many they could collect.  Shades of J's childhood growing up.
Of course, things took a bit longer than anticipated, so we were running around to make it to church on time.  Things may or may not have gotten a little dicey, ahem.  Since J and I were teaching Sunday School at the 9:00 hour we couldn't be late!
We stayed and worshiped at the 11:00 service and had the girls join us since they had already gone to Sunday School.  This is before the service started.  Someone looks thrilled, don't they?!  We finally had to lay down the law and say that an egg would be lost for each complaint heard.  Worked like a charm and both of them ended up enjoying the service.  Go figure!!
Then it was home for brunch.  Grandma and Grandpa came to join us as did Lollie and Papa.
Uncle and Aunt C couldn't be with us but sent the girls this great book called The Prince's Poison Cup by R.C. Sproul.  Papa read it to them while we finished getting the food ready.
Then it was time to eat.  I always set the table the night before.  Once less thing to think about.  I found these cute name tags and used them.  A few years ago I used some of Lollie's old silver that was just collecting tarnish up in the attic and potted up some succulents.  
I had run out of silver so I hit up the local Goodwill and found 3 little vessels which were perfect for the Easter centerpiece.
Brunch was pretty standard fare--ham, cheesy potatoes, fruit salad, egg strata with asparagus and broccoli and my Nana's kugelhoff cinnamon coffeecake.  For dessert we had mini key lime pies.  Just enough sweetness to round out the meal!
Afterwards we decided to head outside for an egg hunt.  While the sun was warm, the air was still cool.  Didn't stop the girls from ditching their sweaters though!
"Amen, amen.  I'm alive, I'm alive because He lives.  Amen, amen.  Let my song join the One that never ends.
"Because He lives, I can face tomorrow.  Because He lives, every fear is gone.  I know He holds my life, my future in His hands."--Matt Maher
Here is to celebrating the empty tomb and our risen Lord!!  Happy Easter!

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