Ok, did Easter sneak up yall this year or was it just me? I usually stash anything I get Caden or Palyn (niece) from after Cmas- Easter for the Easter Bunny to bring. This year it was no surprise that Palyn's basket was ready to overflow, while all Caden had in his stash was underwear. (not kidding) Daddy Easter Bunny ran and picked up a movie earlier in the week and an overload of candy. Also earlier in the week, Caden and I put these cute favors together for his 2nd grade class. The free printable and idea came from here.
Our new church was offering 5 services at our campus. Saturday night, Sunrise, 8:15, 9:15, and 11. I was excited about the Saturday night service because it gave my dad's family a chance to come up and check out our new home and church for Easter without having to miss their service at home.
Shane said this was a grandma dress,
what do they know??
But yes, I should've taken off the glasses!
My sister Calan with me, our brother is too cool for family :)
After dinner at Outback, we arrived at church a good bit early. We went and checked out the golf course from the back patio. It was nice to have them join us for such a meaningful service.
Caden's candy filled basket,
with underwear and Chipwreaked movie!
I had never attended a sunrise service before, but knew this would be a great spiritual service. It full of praise and worship and a brief message about the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ. I knew I would want to begin this as part of an Easter tradition for our family.
When I was picking out clothes for Sunday, Shane wanted to wear this dark green shirt. I explained to him that we needed to wear pretty springy colors on Easter and that was just a dark, fall/winter shirt. His response of, "But baby, its the Masters!!" was priceless. As you can see below, I had nothing to say back to that!
After a yummy breakfast at IHOP, I helped with the nursery for the other services. Let me just add that this was my first Sunday ever helping, I had planned to just wait until I was living here for good and could make a more regular routine out of it. Easter always needs extra help so I went ahead for that day. Well, I was put with the 2/3 yrs. and stayed in the floor playing and reading most of the time. I stayed on crouched on my knees and kept smoothing the back of my dress down in the back, when I felt a huge rip split right below my bottom. I was thankful for my cardigan and stayed in the chair during the next service! Embarrasing!
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter celebrating the Risen One with your family. If you are interested in anymore information on a relationship with Jesus Christ, just leave your email in the comment section! I would love to share Him with you!