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Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Blessings

Our family was blessed with a wonderful Easter weekend.  We did a little shopping on Saturday to find Cecily a dress for Easter and a shirt for Bentley.  JennaBeth has been blessed with so many nice hand-me-downs that I just pulled out something she has not worn much that kind of coordinated with the older two's outfits.
As life happens sometimes, we were running late Sunday morning and this was the best picture I could get of them in front of our house before we left for church.  JennaBeth looks like she is about to cry, but she was actually giving a really big "cheese".

I taught my Senior Adult ladies' Sunday School class for the last time Sunday morning.  It was a bittersweet morning with them.  I will miss this opportunity of service in my church, but I am looking forward to new ways that I can be a blessing to my church family.  It will also be nice to be taught and be connected with a Sunday School class for the first time in a while.

After our morning service, we were invited to spend the afternoon with a sweet family in our church, the Hawkins and their daughter and her family, the Edvensons.  These two family's are special people to us.  We stayed with Jim and Karen the weekend, almost four years ago now, that we came to talk to the folks at Northside about Mike coming on as Associate Pastor.  Ever since that time they have just loved on us and taken such sweet care of our family.  They are truly a blessing to us!

When lunch was over, it was time to dye eggs!
JennaBeth really got into the whole egg dying process!  She thought that after you put the egg into the dye that it MUST be stirred...really, really hard.  Needless to say, she was just as pink as her egg was when she was finally done!
She was so very proud of her pink egg...and then the next words out of her mouth was, "Now I eat egg!" And that is exactly what she did...
After dying eggs, the kids hunted some plastic eggs that Jim and Karen had filled with candy and some with 25 cents!  JennaBeth found a bunch of the money eggs!  Everyone accused her of having a metal detector on her!  That girl just knows how to replenish her piggy bank!

Thank you very much Hawkins and Edvenson family for including us in your family's Easter celebration!  We love you guys!

"For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures."  1 Corinthians 15:3-4