To cut down on germ exposure to my parents, we stayed with my sister Kim (even though she’s in the middle of selling her home). Together we totalled 6 kids, 2 dogs, and 4 adults in 1900 square feet of space! It was crazy fun. On Thursday, we met my parents at Norfolk’s brand-new library. It is amazing, and the boys had a blast playing in the library’s play stations. On Friday, Matt took the boys to the beloved Norfolk Zoo while I went shopping for Easter goodies with my sister. Friday afternoon, we had all 7 cousins try their hand at Easter egg decorating. (There were only a few egg casualties during the process :). On Saturday morning, we had a play date with Matt’s brother’s family. Then on Saturday afternoon, the boys had WAY too much fun at a church event called the Eggstravaganza. Asher tends to be a bit reserved at these events but he was a daring-little-wild-man. He tried all of the events….twice! Zephan loved the pony rides and was very into hunting for Easter eggs. He has quite a sweet tooth and it took him no time at all to figure out how to open those plastic eggs! Saturday evening was spent at my little sister’s house for a cookout.
Sunday we celebrated Christ’s resurrection and in a way…my dad’s. There he was, standing up in church, singing, hands-lifted, praising God. We all felt so blessed that the Lord granted us a “restored” Daddy for the holiday. After church, we went to my parents for brunch complete with a Belgian waffle bar. It was fantastic fun. More importantly, it was incredibly meaningful. Christ conquered sin and death so that we may have eternal life. This Easter season death seemed so imminent. To see my dad doing so well was a special reminder of God’s love and power over death. He is risen….He is risen indeed!
Asher & Evie decorating eggs.