Photos of Easter 2012

Sunday, April 8, 2012

So Paul stood up, and motioning with his hand said:
“Men of Israel and you who fear God, listen. The God of this people Israel chose our fathers and made the people great during their stay in the land of Egypt, and with uplifted arm he led them out of it. And for about forty years he put up with them in the wilderness. And after destroying seven nations in the land of Canaan, he gave them their land as an inheritance. All this took about 450 years. And after that he gave them judges until Samuel the prophet. Then they asked for a king, and God gave them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years. And when he had removed him, he raised up David to be their king, of whom he testified and said, ‘I have found in David the son of Jesse a man after my heart, who will do all my will.’ Of this man's offspring God has brought to Israel a Savior, Jesus, as he promised. Before his coming, John had proclaimed a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel. And as John was finishing his course, he said, ‘What do you suppose that I am? I am not he. No, but behold, after me one is coming, the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to untie.’
“Brothers, sons of the family of Abraham, and those among you who fear God, to us has been sent the message of this salvation. For those who live in Jerusalem and their rulers, because they did not recognize him nor understand the utterances of the prophets, which are read every Sabbath, fulfilled them by condemning him. And though they found in him no guilt worthy of death, they asked Pilate to have him executed. And when they had carried out all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree and laid him in a tomb. But God raised him from the dead, and for many days he appeared to those who had come up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are now his witnesses to the people. And we bring you the good news that what God promised to the fathers, this he has fulfilled to us their children by raising Jesus, as also it is written in the second Psalm,
“‘You are my Son,
today I have begotten you.’
And as for the fact that he raised him from the dead, no more to return to corruption, he has spoken in this way,
“‘I will give you the holy and sure blessings of David.’
Therefore he says also in another psalm,
“‘You will not let your Holy One see corruption.’
For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep and was laid with his fathers and saw corruption, but he whom God raised up did not see corruption. Let it be known to you therefore, brothers, that through this man forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, and by him everyone who believes is freed from everything from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses.
(Acts 13:16-39 ESV)

He is Risen! What a glorious day!

We started off our Easter morning with a few treats for the girls in the baskets I made last year. I think I will keep using these baskets for them until another little baby comes along and I need to make something new!

Their eggs contained a few Annie's cheddar bunnies, a few Annie's bunny grahams, a high quality chocolate bunny, a bracelet, and 2 bunny shaped marshmallows. I wanted to allow the girls to have treats but at the same time I didn't want them to be too overloaded with sugar and junk!

I also found a brown haired baby for Claire that matches Kenley's blond haired baby (That she LOVES) so both babies got put in the baskets too!
Of course she found the chocolate bunny egg first!
Kenley and Gracen's cheesy fake smiles... What is it with 2 year olds and the fake squinty smile????

We are totally "The Goodfellows" of our church with our matching outfits! I love it!
Sweet Friends!
After church, I was able to host Easter Brunch for the first time! I made cheesy eggs, roasted potatoes, and bacon. YUM!!

Whenever anyone would ask what to bring I said fruit.... we had 4 fruit plates :)

Time for the first egg hunt outside for the girls! Can you spot the eggs?
Two-year old approved

Happy Easter!


Emily said...

First thing- I was totally thinking today that using Annie's food would be perfect instead of candy!
Second- y'all look so cute!!
Third- what a great time to be house sitting. Perfect yard to do an egg hunt :]

Goodfellows said...

Love love love those matching outfits! ;-)It just makes families look like they belong together! :-) You all look beautiful!

KMom said...

beautiful Easter!

Jenny said...

You all looks so sweet! Happy Easter!

Carol Blanchet said...

Your family photo is charming! So glad you used it for your blog too.