Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Easter Weekend

Our weekend was full of fun activities and special blessings.

Marci and I met for lunch on Good Friday.  I felt like it was the first time in a week that I sat still, and doing so over chips and queso with my friend was the perfect start to a great weekend.

Friday night was our traditional family egg dyeing.  This is one of my favorite nights of the year.  One of the best eggs this year was Hayden's Duck Dynasty camo egg.

Look at the cute Easter Doodle peeking in! 

Buzzard was giving me eyes all night.  :-)
Saturday morning we got up early and surprised Emma with an egg hunt at my Mom's church.  We didn't mention anything to her ahead of time because the weather forecast was dreary and we didn't want her to be disappointed if it didn't happen.  I'm glad it did.  We had a ball.

The hunt was held on a football field (the church has a school) and there were 16,000 eggs!

They had an Easter carnival set up with bounce houses, rides, free food, games, and prizes.  The police and fire stations showed up with vehicles, so Hayden got a chance to visit with the policeman, sit in the car, and get some advice for his future police academy career.  :-)

E with the D girls
Saturday afternoon we headed to our friend's annual Easter bash.  Live music, water balloons, raw egg tosses, tug of war, and the BEST FOOD we get to eat all year.  We've been going to this same party, and sitting next to the S family in our camp chairs, every single year since Hayden was in kindergarten.  This year Emma was particularly excited about the egg hunt and pinata.  The party just gets better every year.

Saturday night the Buzzard and I went on a date with our supper club.  We ate at a new smokehouse in town, and the food was amazing.  We had beef ribs and smoked gouda macaroni and cheese with Cure 81 ham and white truffle oil.  Oh my.  A holiday weekend, for sure!  :-)
Sunday morning wake up call came early, but everyone had a great attitude about bounding down the stairs early to hunt baskets.  We decided to head to early service in the midst of dark skies and big storms blowing our way.  Church was LOVELY, and as Pastor said, every service on Easter is a SONrise service!

After service there was a nice brunch in Fellowship Hall.  (More food!  Oh my we ate well over the weekend!)

We made it to Nana and Papa's farm by 1:00 for guess what?  More good food!  Em hunted her eggs indoors because it was so wet from all the rain.  She is quite the huntress when it comes to candy eggs.

Nana and Kaylyn put together a scrumptious spread....glazed ham, cheesy potatoes, green bean casserole, corn, and salad.  YUMMY all around.

When we got home from the farm we called the D's and R's to come over on the spur of the moment.  We grilled bratwurst and watched the Texas Rangers lose to the Houston Astros on opening night.

The only down side to the day was that Oma wasn't feeling well and missed the festivities.  We missed her.  :-(  I am so thankful for the sacrifice our Lord made, and the blessings that abound when we gather with family and friends to worship and honor Him and all He has done for us!!  Easter is a precious time of year!

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