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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Easter 2015

My original plans for Easter Sunday was the traditional wake up to baskets, easter egg hunt, then church followed by brunch and then I thought better.  I remembered how terrible church on christmas eve was with the kids and how jam packed every brunch place was going to be.




 We are just not at a good age with the kids to attend church on holidays.  I don't want to go to just "say" I went.  Or go because thats what your "suppose" to do.  I want to go to worship.  To grow as a mom, wife and friend for Jesus.  To better myself and those around me.  And when we go with two small kids all I end up doing is shoving fruit snacks in their mouth to keep them from talking or screaming and 99% of the time that doesn't even work.  I leave frustrated, tired and feel like I missed out on what could have been some nice family time at home because I certainly didn't hear a thing the pastor said.  Hunter V just became of age where he can join the children's ministry so their is hope for us in the future but for now...



... we enjoyed some nice family time at home.


The boys woke up and as I was changing James diaper, Hunter V peered his little head over the banister and what to his little eyes dismay but two full Easter baskets on the living room coffee tables.  "Mommy Mommy the Easter bunny came."  These are firsts for us.  It's the first holidays that Hunter V is starting to understand the excitement and meaning of all that is happening.



 We headed downstairs and had fun discovering what the Easter bunny brought as well as finding all the eggs he hid.  After coffee and cinnamon rolls we got showers and started on Easter lunch.


Hunter IV made a picnic ham.  And I made Pioneer Women's Layered Salad. 


Big daddy came over and we ate lunch.  The easter bunny brought Hunter V water balloons in his basket and he was DYING to go out and put them to use.  So, after lunch we headed outside and all had a grand time playing with water balloons for literally 2 hrs.  175 balloons to be exact.  Even little James got the hang of it.  I would hand him a balloon and he would throw it and laugh and laugh.  The boys would throw them together and at their play cars.  They rolled them down the hill and squeezed them until they popped in their hands.  who knew all the fun water balloons could be.





 Church and brunch aside I did want to get some Easter pictures of the boys.  We have the most beautiful cherry blossom trees in our front yard at this time.  My hope was to get them in front of the trees but in case you couldn't tell I'm a TERRIBLE photographer.  The boys semi co-operated but I didn't even get the trees in the pictures.  I'm totally trying again next weekend (after all, the easter bunny brought plenty of bribery candy)  "Hunter smile and I'll give you a jelly bean"




We are looking forward to having more family around in the future for holidays...after 12 years of living in Charlotte I'm finally getting family near by!!! My brother, sister in law and two nieces are moving down to Charlotte next month and we could not be more ecstatic!!!  They are such a fun, light hearted, amazing parents and people.  We laugh ALOT when their around and I'm sooo looking forward to the cousins becoming close.  So much to be thankful for yet so much to look forward to too.  


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