Wait a second. It's the middle of May and Easter was over three weeks ago. How come I haven't posted anything about the wonderful day we spent with friends? I guess this is a good thing though, because I just received a CD with beautiful pics a friend took and shared with us.
Bryan has a fun camera and he captures good pictures. So, pretty much all the pictures below, and trust me, there are a lot of them, are from him.
With two boys that weren't interested in standing still, this was the best family picture we got. Grady looks handsome. Annalyse looks darling. My boys look, well, they look busy. And I look frazzled, but working in the nursery on Easter morning will do that.
Annalyse had some darling shoes with precious rosettes that likely stayed on her feet for the first three minutes in the nursery.
(Getting tired of looking at cute kids pick up eggs? Sorry, but there are still lots more coming. They were all too cute to leave out!)
(I promise you're nearing the end now. And I promise that I left lots of pictures out, believe it or not!)
When baskets were full and overflowing, and after we'd made a second trip around the house and yard verifying we found all the eggs, it was time to come inside and sift through the treats.
Even at three weeks past Easter, the boys still have lots of jelly beans in a bowl on our counter. Annalyse still has her darling dress and shoes and thankfully hasn't outgrown them yet.
But most important, even at three weeks after Easter, we still have a reason to celebrate not just Spring, not just a holiday, and not just friends and family. We have a reason to say thank you Jesus for loving us and living for us!