Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter 2012

I love to give gifts and having a blast finding ways to give to others.  Our biggest goal is to love our neighbors into loving Jesus or at least to begin wondering about Him.  We don't talk about the Easter bunny, but we still do the Easter stuff.  This year we colored eggs to give away:

Then we made some yummy bread to go along with the eggs and in each card we wrote my egg salad recipe.  Nothing special just a fun way gift my bread.  This weekend we all were sporting bands in support of Momma's two burnt fingers:

We also were graced with the presence of my baby brother Eph.  A good man he's become playing board games with the hoolies that love him so much.  Laughter wanting to be like him asking if when he can ride a motorcycle when his big, Just like Uncle Eph.

We all rolled out of bed just before dawn hoping to see the sunrise at the sunrise service, but we only got to see a gorgeous moon.  The best part of the the church stuff a small boy understood how much Jesus loved him and decided to accept His love too!!! 

Had lunch with Strong man's 90 year old grampy (aka old grandpa, by the littles).  It was good to be with family.

Lastly when the boys woke up after napping the afternoon away they found a jar of jelly beans at there seat on the table:

Way back when Lent first started we began working on these jars.  Each color represents something they can earn.  For example the yellow ones represent kindness.  Anytime they show kindness they get a bean in there jar.  The white at the top though they weren't able to earn.  White represents grace, a gift that can't be earned.  Last they saw of the jars the were mostly full, but today the were completely filled; learning grace.

And that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.
~ 1 Corinthians 15:4

2020.  Family activities around the table.
2021.  Time with my Little brother.
2022.  Watching my boys love him.
2023.  Boys with great attitudes even though it was cold and early.
2024.  Aunt's to buy them handsome Easter outfits.
2025.  A praying Sunday school.
2026.  An excited church about the risen Lord.
2027.  Relaxed lunch with Family.
2028.  Long naps on snowy days.
2029.  The free gift of salvation; life with a Hope.

1 comment:

  1. I love what you did with the jelly beans! Such a great idea. And "Uncle Eph" has grown into quite an attractive young man. :)