I am going to miss these days…
Never did blog about Easter so here are a couple pics from Easter morning. The mister wasn’t around so I did go the Easter bunny did go a bit overboard on the baskets this year. It was a great morning and day to celebrate the resurrection. It is always extra special to be in church with my parents. My kids don’t realize how great it is to go to church with their grandparents every Sunday, but I do! We actually are going to two different churches at this point because one has an awesome kids group(s) and outreach and the other is our home church that has all the tradition and teachings that I was brought up in and would like my kids to know. MisterN has been an acolyte at that church for quite a while now and I love watching him serve. The churches are quite different in style but the message is the same as are the core beliefs. Although, ironically, the “traditional” church with it’s prayer books, hymnals and robes is actually more liberal on judgement, all are welcome and equal ~ as it should be. In the more “modern” church certain people are made to feel less than. It is the one thorn that keeps me from making the switch. I was taught that we all sin and that all are welcome and that it is not ours to exclude. So, we take the best from both for as long as we can ~ I realize at some point I can’t do both, but for now it is all good.
missE’s easter Basket(s)
yes, all three are hers and yes, the bunny gave her a coach clutch with a fluffy chick inside, isn’t it cute?! I told you the mister wasn’t around so the bunny went a little hog-wild, not the bunny’s fault just a simple act of natural bunny guilt and hormones~ it happens more often that you imagine and the kids turn out alright, so don’t leave me comments, the bunny can’t read anyway! misterN had an equal amount of baskets and stash the bunny may be reckless but she’s fair!
A first time for everything: my sweet misterN would NEVER eat the chocolate bunny until this year ~ he’s growing up or growing cynical or both.
She, missE, has NEVER had an issue with eating the chocolate bunny or anything else chocolate since age 3 when she decided she “did like brown food after all.”
Like mama like daughter!
Melts my heart to see them together…granddad, gramme and the monkeys
Seriously, someone has to learn to take a decent pic of me and the kids. I look like I had a face lift, missE looks miserable and misterN well…
to do list: get a decent photograph of me with children and me with my parents…
The reason I include “bad” family here because I still want to remember it all.
I want to remember racing over to catch the g’s before they got out of their church clothes. We were too long at the candle prayer station and they left before we could get a shot it. Racing like wild dogs on a coon hunt we arrived breathless but in time! “Two more minutes and you would have missed it” chuckled my dad! “get your shoes on” I replied hastily then added, “or not, no feet, that’s fine, just come out for a minute.” So they did and I will remember what we all wore to church that Easter in 2011. I will remember ironing missE’s petticoat thing that is under her dress and how we went to 5 stores trying to buy Easter shoes but found NOTHING and she had to wear her old gold ones. I will remember how handsome my dad looked and how he coordinated with my mom’s gorgeous dress. I will remember how, even though my mom was trying to make Easter dinner for all of us in an hour, she still smiled and took the time for pictures and took the time to look through her Easter basket that the kids and I made for her. She made it seem like she had nothing else to do but enjoy the kids and me. That’s my mom. We hurried off because I knew better and I just needed a couple snapshots on my point and shoot to help me remember.
Holding hands is such torture for some…(not sure why my teeth look like Chiclets and I have no wrinkles but that’s totally inaccurate, the look on the kids faces though, totally accurate!)
Giving gifts, not so much torture…
Prayer station that always keeps us late…
the rest of pics are on my card still… may add someday!
may you be blessed
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weeds and seeds…
A good day to pull weeds at the church and plant some seeds at home and that my friend is exactly what is happening around this part of town.
Enjoy your weekend!
may you be blessed
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