Each member of our family is so different, like individual components of a symphony. But, like a symphony, each part is important to the overall structure and sound of the piece. We all work together to make a beautiful sound...our family. Just as the Lord knit us together in the womb, He is now knitting us together as a family, for His glory, outside the womb.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Resurrection Day!

This year we started a new family tradition of family devotions every night during Holy Week.  It went pretty well.  Cadence paid attention the most.  Whenever Brad would review that devotionals lesson and ask the kids questions, Cadence would raise her hand, like she was in preschool.  It was very cute.

We created an Easter tree for our devotional area, adorned with Palm branches, lights, and blown Easter Eggs which the kids dyed.  We had two more eggs, but they got stepped on.  
Everyone also had their own Bible for our devotional times.  Aria and Finn liked to hand them out.
Easter morning awoke with an Easter Egg scavenger hunt.  I hid the eggs and each egg had a picture of where the next egg was hidden.  The final egg had a picture of their beds, which is where they found their Easter baskets.

I taught Sunday School on Easter and we made Resurrection buns.
First, you roll a marshmallow in cinnamon and sugar.
Then, you wrap it in the "tomb".
After it bakes, the marshmallow melts away to reveal an empty "tomb".
We also did Resurrection Eggs and read an Easter story.  
For Easter dinner, we had four guys from the church and college study over (Jeremy, Gregor, Stephen, and Lance).  They were a lot of fun!
Aria was giving hugs to all the boys.  What a flirt!
Jeremy is a vegetarian, so our feast consisted of a vegetarian shepherd's pie, ham, roasted potatoes, deviled eggs, salad, fruit salad and rolls.  For dessert, carrot cake.  Unfortunately, the carrot cake turned out a bit dry.  The rest of the food was pretty good, though.

Even Super Heroes have to eat.
In between church and dinner, Brad pushed the kids on the swing.  They love when he pushes them really high.
Happy Resurrection Day!


  1. Wow! You are amazing! I love all the Easter doings! What cute grandchildren we are blessed with! I love those smiles.

  2. Such a wonderful celebration of our Risen Savior! Thank you so much for documenting it so wonderfully and working so hard to pull it all off! I love you so much!