Easter 2012

Our Easter weekend was a whirlwind.  Nick had rehearsal at the church on Friday night, Saturday was full with soccer, an Easter egg hunt at my parents’ church, two services at church, time with both families, and Sunday held two more services and even more time with family.  Around the holidays, I’m always extra thankful that our families are close so we don’t have to travel in order to enjoy all the festivities on both sides.  We’re usually pretty tired by the end of it, but happy to have enjoyed lots of time with those we love.  And as with any holiday post, there are LOTS of pictures.

After soccer on Saturday morning, we went to my parents’ church for the egg hunt.  Reuben was more anxious to find out what was inside each egg than to try to collect as many as he could.

They also had some inflatables which Reuben LOVES.  He hasn’t quite figured out, though, that it isn’t a place to practice his WWF or UFC skills.  Brynlee enjoyed just sitting there since it was her first time to be in an inflatable.

Reuben even had some time to swing with PawPaw.

After the egg hunt, Nick took Reuben to the mall (in search of his wallet he lost the day before…and he found it!), and while they were there they peeked at the Easter bunny.  Reuben was a bit skeptical so this is as close as they got😉

Nick’s parents had us over on Saturday night after church.  Both kids had a great time opening their Easter baskets from Grandma and Grandpa.

Nick’s cousins are always so great to hang out with and entertain Reuben.  Taking pictures at the computer seems to be a new tradition.  Right here, they’re all doing Reuben’s impression of the dead skunk on the road🙂

My babies on Easter morning before church.

 (I made Reuben’s tie using this tutorial and here’s a tutorial explaining how I made Gabriella’s bow.)

After an AMAZING church service (you can see it HERE), we headed outside with our friends to take some pictures with everyone in their super cute Easter outfits.  These friends BLESS me so much.  I am SO thankful.

Our family…my cup runneth over.

(For those observant eyes, Gabriella is wearing a different onesie and no tights in this picture.  Why?  She had a blowout within minutes of being in the church nursery.  Very graceful.)

We gave up on trying to get the boys to all smile at the camera.  Instead, we told them what kind of face to make…

SILLY…

STRONG…

SURPRISED…

Brielle and Madelyn joined in just in time for…

MAD…

and TIRED…

Reuben ADORES his Uncle Chris.

After church, we headed to my parents’ house for a delicious lunch.  After lunch, Reuben went to the backyard for an egg hunt my mom had set up for him.  He had so much fun.  Cabos followed closely behind him.

After Reuben finished, we took Brynlee to the front yard for her egg hunt. She wasn’t too sure about it, but after some coaxing, she joined in the fun.

She clapped for herself when she finished🙂

The precious Coleman family…my brother in law–Chad, sister–Rachel, and niece–Brynlee.

The beautiful Krones…my brother in law–Neal and sister–Shannon.

And another picture of the Agimudie family.  (Somehow we forgot to take a picture of my parents!!!)

Once pictures were finished, we went inside so Reuben and Brynlee could open up their eggs and collect the prizes inside.  One of the eggs had a dollar bill in it and when Reuben took it out, he said, “Offering!  Thank you, Cammie, for the offering!”

After a much needed afternoon nap, we finally sat down and gave Reuben and Gabriella their gifts from us.  Without talking about it, Nick and I each got the kids an Easter basket separately, so they got double the gifts this year.  Ooops.

We had such a great weekend.  So thankful for a chance to celebrate our RISEN KING with our friends and family.


One Comment on “Easter 2012”

  1. Katie says:

    Amy, I love your blue dress…so pretty, fun Easter!


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