Christ Is Risen!! What a wonderful reason to celebrate! Easter is my absolute favorite holiday. It is one that doesn't rest solely on commercialism (if you don't let it!) and you can actually just get together with family and enjoy the day!
We arose early this morning for Sunrise Service and breakfast at church. I always enjoy that service, our youth do the entire thing and it is always beautiful. Then they serve a fabulous breakfast afterwards. Yummy! What better way to start the day than celebrating our risen Savior and all that He has done for us!! The sacrifices, reflection, and sadness of Friday then ending in the wonderful celebration of Jesus' resurrection is so Awesome!
We then had Sunday School and today I actually got a chance to teach kindergarten and first grade. I'm a little rusty...I haven't taught in almost two years and I have really missed it! The kids all looked beautiful in their Easter finery and they were festive and happy. I had a great group of kids and one special little visitor who contributed quite a bit for being there only for the day.
Then we came home and found eggs (we ran out of time before church this morning) and the boys got to look at what EB left them. They each received a movie and they got sidewalk chalk and paint to share.
Both Steve's family and mine then came for lunch and a relaxing afternoon enjoying everyone's company. The triplets were all a little nervous at first (they woke up from their nap to a houseful of people). Nathanial was the slowest to warm up to everyone, but they did eventually relax a bit and have fun.
Steve's mom is still in the hospital...she was greatly missed. She should be out soon hopefully! All in all, it was a great day!