Monday, April 9, 2012

He IS Risen!!

John 11:25-26 
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.

We had such a wonderful Easter day!! The boys started out with the excitement of what the Easter bunny left in their baskets.

Then we headed outside to hunt eggs...

Then we got ready for church. My parents were awesome and stopped by to snap a few pictures before we left.

Our church service was amazing! Wonderful worship music...I loved looking over and seeing Colton reading the screen and singing along. I love the message our pastor presented. How will we respond to Jesus? What kind of relationship do we have with him? There was one point in the sermon where our pastor was talking about how sometimes there is a voice in our heads that says keeps us from growing closer to the lord and makes us think we are not good enough. Pastor Ray said," That is not the voice of Christ." Cooper leaned over and whispered to me, " I know that--it is the devil who says that." I love that he was getting the message. =)
This empty tomb was on the stage for the service 
After church, we came home, ate a quick lunch and rested/napped while Carter napped. Then we went to my parents for a yummy dinner and another egg hunt. Yep- that was egg hunt #4. Needless to say we are all egged out but grateful for a wonderful Easter weekend. We are blessed beyond measure!!
My parents with their 6 lucky grandkids

We are most thankful for the one who died and rose again. He IS Risen!!!
I saw this on someone's Facebook status and loved it!! 


Angie said...

I love your family photo's
You have such a beautiful family :)

Glad you all had a wonderful Easter!

M.O.T.B said...

I love that you have three kids! I have heard it is so much harder and so I like seeing real people that make it work:) Also we hunted easter eggs for the first time in our jammies this year and I loved the idea! Looks like a great Easter!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Looks like a perfect Easter weekend. Lovely family photos!