Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter happiness

We love this time of year. Not only is everything in bloom here in Oregon, making the everyday car ride a glorious sight. But we get to celebrate the life , death, and most importantly, the resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ.

To our family, Easter is a time of deep gratitude and spiritual renewal. We are so grateful for his atoning sacrifice. We Know that our family can be together forever, because our Savior made it possible.

We try not to cater to heavily in the commercialization of the holiday. But that doesn't mean we can't have some fun. We do have children after all.

Our Ward hosted an Easter Breakfast on Saturday morning. It was a raving success. Yum Yum cinnamon rolls, fruit, bagels and juice were scarfed down at an alarming rate. There was a fantastic slide show and reading of the Story of Christ, and then a surprise entrance by this freaky dude.

The Easter bunny to be sure,but for many kids, he was a terrifying, don't come near me with a ten foot poll, monster.

Peyton proudly scooped up dozens of eggs. He had his basket filled in no time.

Alyssa and our sweet neighbour miss G were also very successful in their egg hunt. So much so that I had them give away a large chunk of their findings to those kids who weren't so quick on the draw.

We of course couldn't go home without opening a few eggs and divvying them up evenly.
On Sunday morning, we headed straight to church, but by early afternoon we were ready to have a little hunt of our own. I had looked up scripture references that would lead the kids to various places in the home ( bath, bed, oven, wash clothes, table, etc.. ) It was a scripture scavenger hunt of sorts. At each clue point there was another scripture and a set of Easter eggs for their baskets. They got candy and the chance to read the scripture, WIN WIN!
Chet was finishing up dinner preparations, and I was wrestling with Camden, so I'm afraid not many pictures were snapped of the hunt. But I did manage to take a picture of the ending prize.

Here's our plate of goodies nestled snugly in the fridge.
We had a wonderful day, full of laughter, spiritual growth and did I mention new church callings. That's right! Chet received a new calling. He is now 1st councilor in the Elders Quorum Presidency. We couldn't be more proud. We got to take a Trip to the Stake Center where he was set apart and given a blessing by members of the Stake Presidency, High Council and Ward Bishopric. A wonderful end to an extraordinary day.

1 comment:

Carroll Conversations said...

I love your scripture scavenger hunt idea. You'll have to share what scriptures you used. I'd love to do that in the future. Happy Easter!