Monday, April 13, 2009

Eggcellent Easter

In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. Psalm 33:21
He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Matthew 28:6

We enjoyed a wonderful Easter yesterday, celebrating the resurrection of our Lord with amazing worship at our church in the morning and then sharing the afternoon with my parents and our dear friends, the Alves family.

In our Sunday best (actually better than our Sunday best, since we usually wear t-shirts and jeans to our church).

Seth and Reed look mighty fine in their Easter finery.

My mom and dad full of Easter cheer (I love this picture of them).

The boys with their pals Eric and Maya Alves.

We decided that combining forces for our Easter lunch is definitely the way to go. Thanks to Jennifer's delicious sides, Mom's amazing desserts, and my contribution of the pork loin and rolls, we had a feast that rivaled a Thanksgiving meal. After calling forth much patience from the kids, it was time for the hunt! Tim and I hid more than 160 eggs throughout the yard, and then unleashed the kiddos.

First, Tim had to deliver the "Rules for the Hunt" -- what started as three rules turned into about eight. After sitting through a long Easter lunch, this was extreme torture for the kids.

The photographer needed one more picture before the hunt began. He told them, "Act like you love each other." Obviously that was no problem, especially for Reed and Maya.

At first it was "Every man for himself," but they banded together in the end to find those final few elusive eggs.

When all the eggs were found, the kids opened them revealing the tasty treasures within. It was a sweet day, all in all.


The Coker family said...

I love the pictures - especially the one of your whole family! I Hope you guys had a great day, and definitely think you're on to something with the "joining forces" idea! Amy

Rachel said...

That is such a cute picture of your parents! Adorable.

Also, did Tim make an egg map? (Do you watch Gilmore Girls?)