Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Weekend Recap: A Picture-Heavy Post!

We had a wonderful Easter weekend with our family, and I am... EXHAUSTED. But in a good way :-). On Friday we had the opportunity to go to Ohio to have lunch with our sweet friends the Navarres, who moved a few months ago. We all picked up right where we left off and had a wonderful time catching up. Friday night was spent at church. Good Friday is such a special day for all of us who believe in Jesus Christ - somber, yes, but such an awesome opportunity to reflect on the amazing sacrifice that has bought us new life. Greg and I, my mom and dad, my sister and brother-in-law, and all of our kids were there, and it was a very special night spent as a family.

Saturday was our annual neighborhood Easter egg hunt and pizza party, and as always, a good time was had by all!

 Max hunting for eggs:

Sam filling up his basket with goodies:

Chloe on the move:

A nutritious lunch of pizza and candy:

Dying our eggs the night before Easter:

Special treats waiting to be discovered by the kiddos to celebrate the fact that He has risen!!!

The brunch table, ready for good food and sweet family and friends...

Spiderman treats for our Max...

 An elephant bank and a kangaroo for our Sam...

Books, bows, and baking supplies for our Chloe...

Sweet Smith kids on Easter morning:

Cousin Drew checks out the Easter loot that Nana brought:

An elephant basket for Sam, an airplane basket for Max, a pink bunny basket for Chloe, and an Elmo basket for our little friend Emily!

Another Easter egg hunt before brunch!

...and then, thankfully, an afternoon of naps before heading over to my sister's for a wonderful Easter dinner.

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.

John 11:25-26 

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