Oh how I love Easter! Always have, Always will. This year was no different and certainly did not disappoint. We searched for easter baskets as soon as we got up (the Easter Bunny must know we homeschool because the kids baskets were FILLED with books this year!), we went to church in matching clothes (Even Doug got in on fun), and we enjoyed our traditional easter festivites with the Kelley's, Cottrell's and Tait's. I seriously have 6 people in my life that I would consider life long BEST friends. You know the people that you haven't seen in 10+ years but that the minute you see them it's like no time has passed? The people the you could never lie to or even omit the truth because they can see right through you and know what you are thinking? The people that know you and have seen you at your worst and forgiven you and love you anyways? Yeah, I have 6 people in my life like that and I was lucky enough to spend Easter this year with 3 of them!
Husbandface did his always tricky, always fun scavenger hunt. It was rainy so we had the egg hunt upstairs in the kids room and that was certainly memorable. Luckily I only had about 150=200 eggs this year so it wasn't as crazy as in years past. Of course the kids loved the money but I think the biggest hit for surprises in the eggs this year were these tiny little finger lights, it's funny what kids gravitate to. Oh, and I came this close to winning the egg races this year! The kids were soo crazy adorable. I can't find a picture but the little girls all got these WAY cute butterfly wings and the little boys got nerf bow and arrow sets... watching them run around the house trying to shoot and the dancing fairy girls was perfect. I love the traditions that we've given our kids and it's good for me too. It's good to be able to step back and realize how good you have it. How much support you have in life and how much the Lord has bless you with. I'm trying to enjoy my moments more this week and that tiny change has really magnified my life this week.
Ethan's scout leader is this amazing, beautiful and crazy talented lady who everyone just loves and she suffered a serious stroke this past week. All week I've been thinking about her and her family and the trial that they are going through and it has taught me to just take in the good when you have it. Enjoy it and treasure it. Life is too short to take anything for granted. It's too short to worry about the petty and insignificant. You have to go out of your way and pour love onto those that you care about so that no matter what happens they know that you loved them with all your heart. On this Easter, I find myself grateful for my Savior and his resurection and the wonderful peace that it gives me to know that He Lives and because He Lives, we will also.
Huggin' my kids tighter tonight,