Happy Monday! We had a busy, but wonderful, Easter weekend. We hosted a spring picnic and egg hunt on Saturday. Sixteen children and 30 adults attended. The children had fun hunting for eggs despite the chilly weather. It’s amazing how it takes so much time to fill up those plastic eggs with candy and hide them, yet it takes less than ten minutes for the kids to gather them up!
After the egg hunt Mr. C gave a devotional lesson using Resurrection Eggs. It was a great way to intertwine the Easter story into our activity. The adults enjoyed discovering what was inside the Resurrection Eggs just as much as the children did.
I was up with the birds on Easter morning preparing a feast for the family. Although I thought that I planned everything out, I discovered at the last minute that I did not have a pie crust in the freezer. So, I had to whip up a crust from scratch in the middle of dressing four kids for church. Lots of fun.
We were blessed with quite a crowd for our morning service. Several of our folks had family in town for the day, and we had some local first-time visitors as well. People seem to come out of the woodwork on Easter. I’ve got a batch of cream cheese cookies in the oven right now for Mr. C to deliver to our visitors. Our choir presented an arrangement of Resurrection songs, and my husband preached a wonderful message.
I took a delightful nap on Sunday afternoon after we enjoyed our lunch and got the kitchen all cleaned up. Pure bliss!
Last night Mr. C preached another great message expounding on the morning’s text. We had a couple of visitors in the evening service, too. I think we were the only church in town that had an evening service, which is really sad. I was glad that one of my online friends and her son were able to join us as well. She is in town caring for her ailing mother-in-law. Hopefully we’ll be able to grab lunch together one day this week.
This week I plan on finishing up my spring cleaning and boxing up the rest of the kids’ winter clothes. I am a real soldier in the clothing war; I have too many boxes of hand-me-downs stored in the attic. I also want to finish up my curriculum list for next school year. I have several items that need to be ordered soon, and I need to take an inventory of our school books and supplies as well.
I’m not sure if I’ll be posting much this week, so I thought I’d leave you with a few pictures of some of the springtime decor around our house. Have a wonderful week!