Sunday, March 23, 2008

He is risen!

We had a wonderful day today celebrating our risen King. We went to church, the boys opened their Easter baskets, colored and decorated eggs and had an Easter egg hunt! It was so much fun! Although these "commercialized traditions" are fun and memorable, we always want to remember and teach our boys why we celebrate Easter.

This is the perfect reminder...At the ninth hour, as Jesus hung on the cross he cried out in a loud voice ,"My God, my God why have you forsaken me?" (Matthew 27:46) And when Jesus cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit." (Matthew 27:50) Three days later, Mary Magdalene and Mary went to look at the tomb where Jesus had been buried. The angel said to the women "Don't be afraid, for I know that you are looking Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. He has risen from the dead." (Mark 28:5 -7)
Remembering our first Easter with our babies - Easter 2006
The boys were just 2 weeks old. We were so thankful to have our babies home safe and sound AND to have the help of Nana Miner!

Easter 2008

We colored eggs for the 1st time

And decorated them with stickers

Bryce had fun making a picture with his Easter stickersBryce and Drew's 1st Easter Egg Hunt!

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Smang said...

I'm getting caught up on your blog. These pics. are so sweet! The boys are getting so big! And mine too. I love this age!

Leilanni said...

Y'all had lots of Easter fun!! It's amazing how much they change in just a year. And I'm very impressed by the dyeing of Easter eggs with two toddlers . . .we did not even attempt that little tradition!! :-)

Ginger said...

Okay I guess I have to post since the rest of the hanah group did. Aren't we so blessed with our sweet children. So many Easter we longed to have kids to spend it with! Love you guys! And please be praying for me as we do our transfer on Tuesday!