Sunday, April 24, 2011
What a wonderful holiday! Our family Easter celebrations started off last night with dinner and an egg hunt at my in-laws' house. Right as we sat down to dinner, it started hailing golf ball sized hail, so that put a slight damper on the egg hunting. It wasn't long before it cleared up, though, and the boys were able to hunt eggs on my in-laws' back deck.
This morning, we had a lovely church service and egg hunt for the kids after church. This picture is of my boys, my niece and nephew, and my little cuz at church this morning. After that, we went to my parents' house and had a delicious lunch of honey-glazed ham, wheat rolls, mashed potatoes, pork-n-beans, cabbage, shells-n-cheese, fresh cantaloupe, and the most delicious carrot cake EVER! My aunt, uncle, and little cousin from out of town were able to join us for church this morning, as well as for lunch at mom and dad's. After lunch, we all went out and hunted eggs at my parents' land in the country. It was so nice! The weather was cloudy and really nice. We had a TON of eggs...way too many, really....but the kids had a blast! After the egg hunt, it started to rain, so we loaded up and all headed home.
Then, we realized that we were under a TORNADO WATCH. Yeah...not cool. We have been dealing with HORRIBLE wildfires here in our area for over a week now, so the rain was much needed...but not the hail and tornadoes! All is well now, weather-wise.
Once the weather eased up a bit, we went back over to mom and dad's for leftovers. My mom, my older sister, and I decided to play Scrabble, and I would just like for the record to show that I beat them both terribly. I'm talking over 50 points ahead of them. Mom was just bragging about how she's never lost a game of Scrabble to me. Oh, how I proved her wrong! ;) I Tore.Them.Up.
So, here we are at home now, and everyone is getting ready for bed. It was a great holiday, and I am so thankful to my Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ, for all He's done for me. I praise God that I have eternal life because of His son! Things have been rough this past month especially, but today I took some time to really look around me and realize all of the blessings that in my life on a daily basis. I truly am blessed. I've decided that worrying isn't going to help things out any...and maybe...just maybe...God is teaching me to let go of things that I think I need to control and just let Him have them. So that's what I'm doing. And I trust Him....completely.
Hope you had a happy Easter, everyone! :)