Friday, April 23, 2010

In Our Own Backyard

Easter was very special this year. It brought back many memories of the year before when Princess joined us only a week before. It was also a time to thank God for his many blessings. Most of all it was a time to remember the great gift our Savior gave us by dying on the cross. Praise God, He is risen!
Since we were all dressed up & it was a gorgeous day we took time to take some pictures. Of course later there was a huge meal to be enjoyed & Easter eggs to hunt in our backyard. It was a wonderful day of fun & family.
First Dave posed with the kids.

Then it was my turn.

Our sweet blessings.
Dear God, I am deeply grateful for each one of our amazing children.

Princess photo shoot.
I adore her Easter dress!

Boo Bear's turn.

Easter baskets & toys

Poor Princess was exhausted.

I still can't believe she slept through all that. =)

We had a special treat of sauteed mushrooms! Yum!

And asparagus too! My favorite!

Sweet Pea made Deviled Eggs for the first time. They were delicious!

Our Feast!
Ham, marinated London Broil, asparagus, corn, bread, sauteed mushrooms & scalloped potatoes. So delicious!

Time to find the Easter Eggs!

I divided them up so each child has his/her own color. Bugs had blue, Elvis orange, Boo Bear green & Sweet Pea had pink. Then we took the yellow eggs and filled them all with the same candy. The speckled (or freckled as Elvis called them) eggs were filled with change. Those were all divided up evenly.

This was hilarious! I "hid" an egg in the kids' homemade birdhouse. Both girls found it and were racing to see who could get it first. I laughed & laughed!

Yummy chocolate!

I wonder what he's been up to? LOL!


Rhonda said...

Such wonderful family photos. You truly have a beautiful family. So glad to see that you all had such a blessed Easter.

Kristine said...

Awwwww.......thank you, Rhonda. I do feel very blessed. I'm also blessed to have you in my life! You are such an encouragement to me!

Julia said...

What a perfect and beautiful day. I love the family photos... they are gorgeous ♥