Getting 6 kids to smile and sit still is quite a feat. : )
Easter Morning: Our 6 AM, Under the Covers, Sunrise Service:
It was early enough to still be dark outside, so it was a perfect backdrop to retell the resurrection story. It was really special to snuggle with the girls and hear them fill in the gaps of the story as I went along.
I had to laugh at K's answer to this question: "When they arrived at the tomb, the stone had been rolled away, and what did they find inside?" K's answer was, "Jesus was alive, all that was left was the strips of toilet paper they had wrapped him in." : )
It was just a sweet time with my girls and set the tone for what we were celebrating that day: HOPE.
Soon the sun had risen and so had the rest of the family, so it was time for some fun looking for Easter baskets. They found new beach towels and sunglasses and LOTS of candy that Mommy won't let them eat. : )
The weather decided not to cooperate, so after church the kids had to hunt eggs in the rain. They were troopers and found them all despite the wet stuff.
It was a fun day with family and a sweet day of remembering Jesus. Although it is a goofy video of my two rained on little girls, I thought I'd end this post with the meaning of Easter: