Thursday, April 9, 2015

Easter 2015: Part 2

Easter day was kind of a whirlwind of a day, but in a fun way. 

We got up and got ready for church. Before heading out the door, the kids saw their Easter Baskets waiting for them in the living room that the Easter Bunny had brought the night before.

After seeing their baskets, we headed to church for a beautiful service. After service they had an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids.

I have to make mention of Avery's dress and bonnet because they are so important to me. My mom and I each wore a similar dress and bonnet for our first Easters. I'm not sure if this was necessarily planned, but nonetheless, very cool. After finding the pictures a few years back, I realized how cool it was that we had such similar outfits on for our first Easter. So when I started looking for Easter dresses for Avery, I knew I wanted something similar to what my mom and I had wore for our first Easters. I found this dress online and fell in love with it. It was perfect! Then I asked my sweet sister if she could make Avery a matching bonnet and of course, she agreed. :-) Her little dress and matching bonnet couldn't have been any cuter!! Here is a comparison of all three of us.

After the egg hunt, we went back inside to get a few family pictures.

Our family picture tradition continues... my parents, my sister and her family and me and my family. This is a tradition that we do every.single.year and I love it!

After church, my family went to visit Grammy's grave, as we have every year since she passed. She is missed so much.

Then we went back to my parent's house for BBQ! Yum.

A little later, we headed over to Jake's Mom's house for dinner with his family and another Easter Egg Hunt. She made a very tasty ham for dinner, but before that we had the Easter Egg Hunt at the same park that we had it at last year. The kids had a blast with the hunt and playing on the playground. Jake and his brother even played tag with all the kids. :-)

And one more comparison, just because I love them so much... This is a picture of Jake pushing Jackson on the swings at this same park last year on Easter, and again this year on Easter! Jackson has grown so much in a year. :-(

It was such a great Easter. One of the best yet! We celebrated the resurrection of our wonderful Savior and got to spend the day with our wonderful family. It just doesn't get much better than that!