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Be JOYFUL always, PRAY without ceasing, give THANKS in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thess 5:16-18

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Easter Week

I had hoped to get some things together and start a bit earlier than we did celebrating and talking about Easter, but just didn't get my act together :) However, we did have a great week leading up to Resurrection Sunday celebrating Jesus' death for our sins and defeating the grave!  Hallelujah!

One of the books we found at the library the kids really loved.  It only used the good  ole KJV to tell the Easter story, but did a great job covering Easter week through Christ's ascension.  It had pretty stained glass illustrations, so we made our own stained glass art by drawing on a skillet pan which melts the crayons.  The kids thought it was a blast... only under adult supervision, of course.

 We also had a Easter egg lunch, an idea I got from Pinterest.

 Later that day we went to a Resurrection Party at the Seminary.  It was a blast, and we got to see many friends there!  They had bouncy houses, crafts, face painting, games, candy, and dinner!  It was a fun time as a family.

We planted a Resurrection Garden... which my dirt loving children really got into.  I had seen them on several blogs last year and I think it will become a regular tradition each year.  Maybe next year I'll actually get a pot to put it in!

Rivers found a stick that looked like a tree.

Maddie of course concentrated on making it "pretty" with flowers.

We "rolled the stone away" Sunday morning at breakfast and found an empty tomb!

Sunday morning we also had our traditional Easter basket hunt

Definitely had a hard time getting a good pic of all three.

 Our church has an annual Easter egg hunt after lunch too, and this year there was some confusion about who was in charge of the eggs... so we ended up hiding somewhere around 900 indoors because it was wet outside.  For our little congregation that meant A LOT of eggs for every kid! No one was complaining :)
Little miss waiting to go "hunt" her eggs

That was probably half of what he alone brought home

My sweet family... so Blessed!