Easter is always such a huge holiday in our family and this year was no different! With both of us being on church staff, it is a busy season and then add in the element of our own kiddos and we’ve got ourselves lots to do. Thankfully we are still able to take the time to truly celebrate the reason for Easter.. God sent His Son to die on a cross for all of us that we may be with Him for eternity!!! If that’s not a reason to celebrate, then I don’t know what is!
Last weekend, we attempted to attend an Easter egg hunt & festival at a nearby college. I use the word attempted because we did indeed go, but it snowed the entire time and the poor people in charge basically crammed a two hour event into 30 minutes. You know who didn’t care? This guy!
We were all soaked (it was a wet snow!) by the end of it, but Caleb played games and hunted for eggs like it was all totally normal. I guess he’s a Colorado boy now.
Luke stayed nice and warm in his stroller all covered up the entire time. That’s one way to spend your first Easter egg hunt. 😉
The Chick-Fil-A cow was there, because who needs the Easter bunny??
On actual Easter weekend, we kicked it off with our Good Friday services at church. We had two services so our plan was to attend one and work the other. Welp, Lukey Bear had different plans. The poor guy cried the entire first service because church on a Friday night apparently is not his jam. We ended packing up the crazy train and heading home. So the only picture I got was of Caleb rockin’ his favorite pose in front of our garage.
On Saturday, we were able to have a great family day. I figured out when Caleb was either 1 or 2 that Easter baskets just can’t really happen on Sunday morning for us since Daddy was usually already gone when Caleb woke up. So we now do Easter baskets and his own personal egg hunt on Saturday. That way no one is rushed and we all get to participate. Unfortunately, I didn’t snap any pics. Afterwards, Nick and Caleb worked in the yard and I did get a picture of the audience.
On Easter morning, the 4 of us were pulling out of our driveway at 7 am. Our church had an 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 service and we were ready! We did make sure to get pics as soon as we got there (and by we, I mean I insisted) because once we all went our separate directions, I didn’t have high hopes of how we would look after the morning.
It was such a fantastic morning getting to serve and celebrate the Resurrection with our church family! The boys had to hang in their classes for all 3 services and they were absolute champs. It’s a lot to ask of little kiddos and I’m so thankful they were able to have a great morning as well. I told Nick that there must be extra treasure in Heaven for a ministry kid. 😉
After church consisted of a quick run home for a few more pics in our cute clothes before we changed into comfier clothes. (Can you hear all my boys groaning from there??)
Three years ago, we started celebrating Easter with some families from our church and now it’s turned in to our annual gathering which we love. It’s full of lots of people, lots of food, an Easter egg hunt, and just having a great time together. This year Luke definitely won the award for most snuggles because there was pretty much a line to hold him all day long. Which he didn’t complain about one single bit.
It was a long but fantastic day! I think it was definitely a win for Luke’s very first Easter. And just because I can’t miss the opportunity for a nostalgic throwback, here’s pics of Caleb’s first Easter…
Hope everyone had a lovely time celebrating our Risen Savior! And here’s to it officially being spring time, amiright? (I’m looking at you Colorado – NO MORE SNOW.)