Easter weekend

We loved having Grandma and Grandpa Cornell with us this Easter Weekend.  The kids loved sharing our traditions and we had so much fun being all together.  It was a wet and snowy weekend!  I can’t ever remember having our hunt in the snow before. 

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After the hunt we came home in dyed Easter eggs.  This year I found a kit for emoji eggs, which Halle thought was hilarious. Me too.

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Easter morning the kids hunted and hunted for their baskets. This year they also hunted for a fun friend.  The stuffed Peeps were a huge hit! Their baskets were filled with candy, money, tickets for our reward system, coupons for special privileges. 
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Peeps

We enjoyed a yummy brunch of breakfast tacos and cinnamon rolls and then the boys finished setting up the basketball hoop. The hoop was supposed to be an Easter surprise, but there was no hiding that giant box.  The boys were excited anyway. And thank heavens Papa was here to help with set up.  Rusty never would have finished!

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Here’s to hoping that hoop means I will no longer have to force them to play outside.

That didn’t leave a lot of time for pics in our Sunday finest, but we did manage to squeeze in a few.

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Grandma and Grandpa got to come to church with us. We saw our favorite Bear all decked out with his bunny ears.
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  It was so fun to have my mom in YW with me.  The girls were assigned one part of the Easter story, or different books of scripture that taught about the resurrection.  Then they wrote poems.  I was pretty impressed with their creativity!

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Right after church we had to take my Mom and Dad to the airport to catch their flight home.  The weekend flew by way too quickly!  The only reason the kids weren’t completely devastated when they left is because they get to fly to Utah for Spring Break all by themselves next week!  Rusty and I are headed to NYC.  Wahoo!

We were totally thrilled that Gina and Sam invited us over for Easter dinner.  Sarah and Jim are in Houston, where Jim started his chemo treatments a few days ago.  So, she also invited Velma (Sarah’s mom) and the kids to join us.  Everyone had a great time together.  We are praying so hard for Jim.  I’ll write a separate post about that soon. 

This was definitely a memorable Easter weekend!  Carousel, Newsies, snow…..whew!

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