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!
Hi Mrs. C! I enjoyed your pictures of springyness ;0)
We also had an egg hunt and a puppet show on Saturday, and I had to whip up a last minute dessert, too. I had just completely forgotten that! I made a cherry cobbler from pantry items. Oh well, nobody complained. LOL
Enjoy your week!
Julie Fink says
So glad to hear about the nice Easter festivities on Saturday and Sunday.
Your more dedicated than I am. I would of said, “Forget the pie!” 🙂
Glad you got a good nap in. I agree “pure bliss” 🙂
I must say I think it’s wonderful that you took the time between making sure faces were washed, teeth were brushed, hairs were combed, shoes were on the right feet, ties were straight, shirts were buttoned correctly, lint was not showing on hubby’s suit coat, making sure daughters have on slips, and getting your OWNself ready for church….I’m exhausted already….to make sure you had a pie crust for, what I am sure, was a lovely Easter dinner.
Hi Mrs.C–I love the pictures, especially the picture of your wreath–I sure need to summerize my wreath:)
It sounded like you had a lovely Easter, and a lot of good cooking too:)
Your Easter sounds like it was wonderful and I enjoyed all the spring pictures from around your house! I too am trying to get the winter clothes sorted. What a big job. Have a wonderful week!
Mrs. C says
You crack me up! Were you hiding somewhere around my house while all of this was going on???
About the pie: I was supposed to add 1/2 of a container of Cool Whip to the chocolate, but I wasn’t paying attention to the recipe and added the WHOLE container! Oh, well…
I love your spring pictures and I love the changes that you have made to your blog! The colors are so pretty! Hope you are having a wonderful week!
Julie Fink says
Beautiful new look!
Good morning Mrs. C,
I LOVE your new look with your garden picture!
I just wanted to let you know that I “tagged” you. I hope that’s ok.
Julie's Jewels says
Sounds like your Resurrection Sunday was a true blessing. You sure were quite the “busy bee”. Our services were wonderful as well. We had a couple of visitors in the morning service and our attendance was down for our afternoon service. I hate that too…we had the pleasure of observing the Lord’s Supper in our afternoon service. What you say is sad about y’all being about the only church that had an evening service. I don’t see in Scripture where it says to close the doors of the church on holidays. I look forward to being in God’s House on those special days!!