Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter

He is risen! He is risen INDEED!

Happy Easter to you all. What a fun day we had with family and friends. Here are some things we did.

1. We got up early for a sunrise service at Matt's family's church. They started the service in darkness, then it gradually got brighter. Very neat. When the second candle got lit, Zachariah saw his grandma and wanted to go get her. I wouldn't let him, because she was at the front of the church participating in the service (reading and singing). He cried so loudly that I had to walk him out for a few minutes. (It's a small church, so no one missed it.)

2. We had breakfast at Matt's family's church, then we headed to my parents' church. Zachariah was pretty good there. He enjoyed all the music. I had to take him out for the last 10-15 minutes. I let him play in the nursery and kept a few other restless girls back there too.

3. Back at my parents house, I fed Zachariah a little bit then made him take a nap before everyone else came over.

4. My family, my mom's extended family, my dad's extended family, and Matt's parents all came for a big Easter dinner. There were close to 50 people there! But it was so great to see family and spend time with every one. Plus I got to cuddle a little baby for a while.

5. The kids all hunted Easter eggs (inside, because there is still about 2 inches of snow on the ground there). They all loved it.

6. We headed for home, and now I'm unpacked and relaxing. I'm sure we'll go to bed early tonight. Whew.


d e v a n said...

happy Easter!

Mommy Brain said...

Happy Easter! Did Z get all dressed up? If so, I want to see pics. :-)

jennifer said...

Sounds like a perfect Easter! What? No pictures, though??

Saly said...

I was looking for Easter phots too. Sounds like a great day!!

desperate housewife said...

Oh, that sounds fun! I've never been to a sunrise service. We didn't even manage to make it to the breakfast at church, just to the eleven o' clock service.

Jana said...

Sorry my comment is so late - my RSS feed is acting up.

Glad you had a great day with your family. The sunrise service sounds neat; like desperate housewife, I don't think I could get up that early, though!