Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday is just my favorite. Everyone comes to church energized by the empty tomb and the promise that it gives us. The excitement in the atmosphere is tangible. The ability to face tomorrow, no matter the circumstances, all because He lives! Yes, this is the promise we cling to all year round, I just wish I was better at carrying that same excitement about the resurrection of Christ thats felt on Easter, throughout the rest of the year.

On Saturday our church's children's ministry held an Easter egg hunt. It was inside because of the chilly and windy weather, but it was a fun time. Reaghan was not a fan of the singing puppet show, but enjoyed the egg hunt!

I dare you to try and take this child away from her grammie. Reaghan can't get enough of her grammie and if she's in the room then Reaghan is in her arms. <3

Cousin love!

When we got home we opened up our Easter baskets.

We knew we would be busy Sunday morning and had to be at church early for Mark to practice with the band and set up for our adult bible fellowship breakfast.

What do you put in a toddler's Easter basket?
We put in a coloring book for church.
A children's bible story book.
Sidewalk chalk.
Homemade play-doh.
A couple of her favorite snacks packaged in little Easter bags.

Sunday morning was in the 50's and rainy! 
But that didn't stop us from enjoying the day to the fullest!

Hanging out with Aunt Erin and watching daddy practice before church.
I'm grateful every Sunday that our family all goes to church together and that Reaghan has family all around her that love Jesus.

The whole family on Sunday morning.
We are so happy to have my mom's mom visiting us this week!

She loves flipping through the pages of my bible.
Right now its just because she likes the sound and feel of the pages all turning at once, but I pray she always loves to open this book and that these words of life keep her coming back again and again.
One day she'll know the promise of the resurrection and the hope and purpose it brings to her life.

We started a new tradition this year of reading specific scriptures of the holy week, of Jesus last moments on earth, his death and his resurrection. We either read at the table after dinner or on the couch together before bed. We know Reaghan doesn't understand what we're reading but we want these words to be a part of who she is as she grows.  I got a list that had already been put together form this website.

I hope your Easter was full of joy and celebration of the Risen Savior.

If not, or if you want to know more about this man that overcame death, 
please don't hesitate to ask me more about it!

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