My family takes Easter so seriously! We love it.
Usually one Saturday nights, we have all the family over, dad grills, and the kids dye eggs.
and even Tyler joined us this year (and brought me starbucks :] )
And then on Sundays, we go to church (mom usually sings on Easter Sunday, and today was no exception. Good job, momma). Then we head over to Grandma’s for Easter Lunch & the Easter egg hunt for the kiddos.
Grandma got Savannah and I cookie-lollipops. Mine had an owl & Nanna’s had a squirrel. So cute :)
Oh yes… and our family pictures… You will l.o.v.e. them:
So.. yes. Its been a wonderful day. And the weather was beautiful too! :)
Cassie and I watched The Passion of the Christ Friday night in “celebration” of Good Friday (since we had to be in school for a snow make up day. Boo). It was the most intense, heartbreaking, sickening movie I’ve ever seen. Ever. I was doing fine, no crying whatsoever (even when they were beating & spitting on Him), until Jesus was talking to His disciples about how there was no greater love than for a man to lay down his life for his friends. OH MY GOSH, the tears wouldn’t stop after that. When He was struggling to carry His cross, and they kept whipping Him, and He could barely go on, I cried more. It upset me so much. It made the situation so much more real to me. Jesus went through so much to redeem me…and all of us, of our sins. It’s hardly a fair trade. He could’ve stopped the whip, and stopped the pain at any point, but instead, He asked God to forgive his executioners, and continued to suffer for US, for those of us that were thousands of years away from existence. Its mind blowing that He loves us THAT much.
Anyways, I hope you all had a great day. :)
“He was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; by His wounds, we are healed” Isaiah 53