Things this year were just going to be different. We have spent the last several Easters with our good friends in VA. We had planned to go again this year too. Then the date of Rebecca's missions trip was moved forward a day and we knew it just wasn't going to work out. We missed hanging out with our friends, but knew that we would also have fun in our own ways at home.
I tried to leave some margin in our days so that we could just have fun family time. Christopher came home on Wed night. (Love that State gives them 2 days off for Easter!). On Thursday, I was at co-op with the 3 younger boys (my turn to teach) and then home for the afternoon. Roger was off on Friday so we had that as just a fun family day.
We decided to go for a bike ride to a nearby park. Eliana rode in a "carrier thing" attached to a bike (riding on the ground). She usually likes this, but wasn't all that keen on it this time around. Everyone else had a great time riding.
Reading a book. This just cracked me up. Eliana loves to walk around with chapter books. I'm not sure if it is the smaller size or what it is about them that intrigues her. She does this quite often at home too.
Joshua debated being one that hid the eggs this year. I encouraged him to hunt. I told him that he would have the rest of his life to hide eggs and that he should enjoy the hunt this year while he still can. :-)
In the midst of the relaxed time and the busier times, I'm reminded of why we celebrate. Its all Jesus. He died in MY place. He paid for my sins. He conquered death and rose again. He is RISEN!
With a grateful heart,