Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Happy Easter!

This year Lent season has been pretty meaningful to me.  We are not Catholic and do not participate in Ash Wednesday or "giving up something" for Lent per say.  But the idea of it makes complete sense to me as a Christian and though it was a little forced (as in I lost it) I went without a smartphone for the duration of Lent from Ash Wednesday through Easter.  It was not my plan in the first few days after I lost it, but I began to feel God telling me that I should go without it for a while and focus on my walk with Him and my time with my family.  The whole story is an incredible testimony of how God has been moving in my life right now but this is not really the place for that so I will not go into it. Suffice it to say, perhaps more than many past Easter seasons, I have witnessed and sensed His true resurrection power working in my life. 

Our church had services on Saturday night as well as Sunday in anticipation of extra visitors so John and I went on Saturday.  It really worked out nicely because he had to work that night so he didn't have to miss the service.  I took the boys with me over to John's grandparents house afterwards for a Farnsworth family dinner and egg hunt.  We had a great time and it was great to see everyone though I wish John would have been able to come with us.  Sunday morning John slept after having worked all night while the kids and I went back to church to help out in the nursery.  Everyone told me it would be CRAZY and I was nuts to volunteer on such a busy Sunday but as it turned out there were a ton of volunteers which was great so it wasn't bad at all.  We had a turkey/ham Easter dinner at my family's house that afternoon followed by an egg hunt for the boys.  We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day!

The Easter bunny was pretty busy this year.  He managed to make it to our house, drop off goodies at Grandma and Granddad's house that they brought over for the boys, AND go to Nanny and Papa's house!  Whew!  The boys were thrilled with such a showering of gifts and love.  Thank you everyone for loving on our kiddos so much. 

 Hunting for eggs at Pam's (John's Co-worker)

 Sleepy baby
 Aaron finds a "special" egg with Papa and Aunt Chelsee


 We tried really hard for good pics with Papa and Nanny but they were just not having it!

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