An Easter Celebration

Let’s pack just a tad more in to our Easter weekend….

To start the weekend, we endured a sickening soccer loss (6-0). Even when we know our team is young and we hear over and over, “they’ll be incredible in a couple of years”, it’s terribly hard to stomach such a loss! That was Friday. Saturday dawned a cornflower blue sky and more…SOCCER! We actually won this game 2-0 in front of the home crowd and a few extra family members so all is good.

The ever competitive family unit was challenged to an Easter Egg Decorating Contest by the newly married eldest child. Hmmmm…all we need is a challenge in this house! IT WAS ON!! After boiling 30 eggs, each competitor went in to deep thought. As usual, this family takes no competition lightly. It took 3 hours to decorate eggs. We had a ladybug, snorkler, Mickey Mouse, stained glass egg, Christian egg, Old McDonald’s Farm eggs, and the certainly popular, M&M “sexy and you know it” egg. Pictures are posted. As all competitions go, we will need a few rules next year. We had a complaint from the competitor that entered the “Christian – He Is Risen” egg as he was the only one that actually decorated an EASTER egg. Whatever! The judges submitted votes via Facebook. The winner’s prize is a week’s worth of no kitchen duties! I so wanted to win this competition but alas…did not! The stinkin’ M&M won!

On to church Sunday morning…working at the church, Easter is a fast-paced frenzy of worship services. Staff hops from one service to another. I do have the privilege of seeing lots and lots of friends between all of the services. When I finally landed in my family’s worship service, it was so perfect. The service was packed and the energy from the congregation sent ripples up my spine! Our praise team (band) stirs emotion every week but yesterday was extra special. The 500+ people could be heard above the microphoned praise members! God was smilin’ and laughin’ at all of us – he might have even danced a little jig!! I know I was!  🙂

This Easter was the first holiday with an official new member in our family. Our oldest treasure married his sweetheart of almost 5 years a couple of weeks ago. They came to church and our family unit was complete. We’re very blessed that our son found his own treasure and that she agreed to join this crazy adventure!

On to the extended family….Easter would not be complete without an Easter Egg hunt at Coco and Papa Mark’s house. The kids have been hunting eggs since they were in diapers and every year….every year we leave eggs in their yard! I wonder if the chipmunks and squirrels find our left-overs? Or better yet, perhaps we don’t find them because the chipmunks and squirrels TAKE those eggs before the kids can find them! That’s it! Our afternoon was relaxing and very pleasant. We weren’t ready to leave when the time came but school was calling our names – all the way from Monday.

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