We love Easter at our house! I really do believe it is the most special day of the year. We love dying and hunting the eggs and getting all dressed up in new clothes, but it is the heart of Easter that we hold so closely to our hearts! That the dreadful grave could not hold our precious Jesus!!! That on the third day He rose again!! I love that:)
We did get all of our festivities in even though it was supposed to rain. The eggs were hidden very early and we hunted them before church. And we even made it to church on time!
Brian and I celebrated our 12th anniversary and his birthday on April 5th. I have always wanted to eat at a Paula Deen restaurant, and so that is what we decided to do for our special occasion. It was 6 different buffets of really awesome food! If you get the chance to go, take it!!
We had our first really nice warm day a little while ago and we decided to take the kids to the park. This is really nothing new but it was Linley’s first time to go since she started walking. She loved the swing and the slide. She even tried to climb on a few of the things by herself. It is nice that she doesn’t just have to sit and observe anymore:)
ASU kicked off their 100th year celebration with a parade down Main Street. We all put on our Red Wolves attire and went to watch. The kids had a blast. Their favorite part of course was when “Howl” came by.
A friend of mine and I took our kids to Memphis for some fun and decided while we were there to get the kids picture made with the Easter Bunny. We tried to distract Linley by letting her hold a box of candy, but it didn’t really work!! She did better than I thought she would though! Just a few little whimpers!
Over Spring Break we took the kids to the Children’s Museum in Memphis. It is just the neatest place!! They really get to use their imaginations and expend a lot of energy:) Even Linley got into the act! They got to do everything from pretending they were a dentist to grocery shopping in a child size Kroger complete with a real receipt!! I think their favorite was the dress up room. There was a stage with a real curtain that they could open and close and any costume you could think of. Very cute!!
One of my brothers got married in February and now we are gearing up for my youngest brother’s wedding in May. Sara had her first shower this past weekend. They got so many lovely gifts. There are so many neat things that are out now that were not out 12 years ago when Brian and I got married!! We had such a good time visiting with everyone!