Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Happy Belated Easter!

Easter was great fun this year. David is totally getting it in regards to why we celebrate this holiday. Rob asked him to tell us the Easter story in his own words that morning before we got ready for church. It was precious! He told us about Jesus dying on the cross for our sins, that he was buried in a cave and that there was a big rock placed in front of it. Then, he said that on the third day, the rock was gone and that the angels said: "He is not here; He has risen..." (Luke 24:6) Granted, he did have a little help with the memory verse part--it was the one he learned for AWANA Cubbies last week.

The boys helped us dye eggs Saturday night. I will be posting pictures of the fiasco soon. My computer acted up last week, so I didn't get to work on my blog much (or anything else).

Easter morning, as soon as the boys woke up, they were ushered downstairs and started immediately on their egg hunt. Aidan hunted eggs in the kitchen, David's eggs were hidden throughout the living room. It was so fun watching them get so excited about finding their eggs...and to have them both find the treasures hidden inside. Both boys are candy hounds!!! Tomorrow Rob is going to take the rest of the candy onto campus so the boys don't climb furniture to get their baskets down anymore. I leave the room for 2 seconds and one of them is eating the chocolate out of their eggs!

Church was wonderful, as usual, and after we got home, Rob dropped Aidan and I off and he took David over to our pastor's home for lunch and an egg hunt. I put Aidan down for his nap and started getting our dinner put together. They came home, and we enjoyed a quiet dinner together (well...as quiet as it can be in my house!) :-) We had originially had friends who had planned to join us to celebrate our Savior's resurrection; however, sickness prevented us from doing so. We were still able to share dinner and dessert with one another, and had the opportunity to get to visit with 2/3 of the family for a bit while the sick party was resting quietly at home--she deserved it. Truly, we were more concerned about her health than our get-together, and her health was (and still is) lifted up in prayer constantly throughout the day. We're looking forward to getting to spend time together as families soon.

Easter...it's when we celebrate Christ's resurrection and the hope of glory and eternal life we have in him. It is such a comfort to know that I'm going to be spending eternity with him in heaven, and that he loved me so much that he gave up his life for me so that I might have life. What amazing love.

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