Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter 2011

We had an incredible Easter week!!! We stayed busy the entire week in preparation for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt, which we are in charge of and it was another great success! We didn't quite make it in time for the Easter Church Breakfast, due to not wanting to have full stomachs for singing, though Aly did get to enjoy a bit of the morning goodness! Our Worship Service, mini-musical and sermon, has been said by several who were in attendance, to be the best Easter service they had been to in years or even for their entire lifetime! We must agree, the Spirit was there in a way that just gave you goosebumps from the first note of the first song! One of my personal favorites this year was, "Finished Indeed"..... ♫♪ "The road to Calvary's hill has been travelled, for Jesus took upon Himself the burden of our blame, so why do we feel the need to bear that cross again, to struggle so with all our guilt and shame. When He said it was finished, it was finished, indeed? We're no longer bound to what sin had decreed with the blood that was spilled, His Grace was revealed and it was finished, indeed!" ♪♫ Of course, Easter isn't complete without a fun Egg Hunt, lots of candy, a visit with the Easter Bunny, a wonderful meal with the family, etc. So, I've added a photo album below for you to have a glimpse of our Easter celebrations this year! Our dinner menu consisted of Glazed Ham, Chicken & Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, Corn on Cob, Broccoli Casserole, Strawberry-Almond Salad, Deviled Eggs, Hot Homemade Rolls, Cream Puff Dessert and Swedish Nut Cake! Thanks to each of the family members for bringing in such delightful foods!!! I'm afraid my diet was in jeopardy! Trust all of our friends had an enjoyable weekend, filled with the knowledge of God's divine love, in that He sent His only begotten Son to die for us and the through the goodness of quality time with those you love! We love you ALL.....

Easter 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Pre-Easter Trips, Sleep-Overs and More

It's been a very busy month and hard to believe it's been that long since our St. Patty's day blog! Too many things to mention without boring you, but we do have a handful of photos from this month, so far! Greg was sent to the New Orleans area for work and this left Aly and I at home...alone, for close to a week! Before he left, he and I had a date night with supper at Bravo's and Aly had fun with Uncle Mark, Aunt 'Nita and Nate while we were out...they even made cupcakes for us!

Pre-Easter and Springtime Fun
During the time Greg was out of state, Aly and I had a sleep-over at Papaw and Mimi's, went to supper with friends, rode bikes, and even had a sleep-over right in our own house, as well! We are all excited about Easter and will continue to try to capture a few special moments on camera to share with y'all are all having a fabulous Spring and Easter season, as well! Easter is a holiday when many people think of the Easter bunny, decorating eggs, dressing up in your 'new' Sunday best and going to church. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with these things, Easter should be more than just another holiday to the Christian. It should be a time to remember that Jesus not only died for our sins, but He rose again and is waiting to come back and receive us back to Him!!! "And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said." {Matt 28:5-6} Happy Easter to you and yours........