Archive for the 'Easter' Category

10
Apr
15

Easter 2015

We had a wonderful Easter celebrating at Grandpa and Grandma’s house with family! He is Risen!

Time to hunt eggs!

Rilyn found the “golden egg” which had $5 in it!

confetti egg time!

Even aunt Jessica wasn’t safe!

Time to open up all their eggs to find candy and other goodies!

Grandma always has fun Easter baskets for the kids!

Look what I got!

Look at the size of that chocolate bunny!

Asher is really into states right now, and was so excited to get this puzzle!

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30
Apr
14

Easter 2014

dyeing Easter eggs! Asher didn’t want to dye his fingers! LOL

Easter morning the kids woke up to the Sinning Stones basket full of things of LIFE! He is Risen!!!

Uncle Allen photobombing of course!

After church, we drove to Temple to celebrate Easter with my family!

Easter egg hunt!!







Confetti egg time!

getting Grandpa!





Ella is so sweet letting her little cousin get her with confetti!

10
Apr
13

Easter celebrations 2013!

Some of the many ways we celebrated Easter this year!

Egg hunts at school!

A visit with the creepiest Easter bunny I’ve ever seen!

Another egg hunt with Asher’s soccer league! (I love how Rilyn ran like her life depended on it for the eggs!)

Rilyn was sick on Easter Sunday, so grandma came after school last week to bring her Easter goodies to us!  Right after the kids got off the bus, they got to have an Easter egg hunt!


Grandma hides a “golden egg” that has a jackpot inside-a $5 bill!! This year Ella found it!

Asher was not too happy!

He started crying and refused to participate in the egg hunt! He wised up after a minute though when he realized his sisters were finding all the eggs while he was throwing a tantrum!


I wanted to include this picture of Rilyn because this is what she likes to wear to school these days in 3rd grade. A fake pony tail and high top shoes! Interesting trends…

After the egg hunt, grandma showered her grands with goodies!

31
Mar
13

Blessing Basket Sunday!

Happy Easter!  We finished our 40 days of sinning stones yesterday, and this morning the kids woke up to a blessing basket full of life!  The tomb was empty!  Hallelujah!  He is risen!

The day before Easter. Our sinning stone basket is full.  To see what sinning stones is all about, click here.

Easter Sunday. The stone has been rolled away! He is not there! He has risen! The sinning stone basket has been replaced with a blessing basket full of things of life because he took our sins away by dying on the cross and gave us a new life in Him!

Things I included in the blessing basket: bug catchers/viewers, mini potted plants to grow (found at the Target dollar spot), gardening tools, spray bottles (Jesus is the living water!), and a ladybug land to grow ladybugs soon!

*We made the tomb a few Easters ago using an old, clean can and pressed salted dough around it.  We baked it and then painted it.

06
Mar
13

March

Life has been BUSY this month, with no slowing down til mid June (when we take a road trip to Colorado-yay!)  A quick glimpse of what we are up to!  We started our gold verses for St. Patrick’s Day on March 1st.  The kids love hunting for the gold chocolate coins each day and I love etching Scripture on their hearts. We also have been going through a sinning stone each day since Feb. 13th for Lent. It’s been going well, and each day as we talk about the sin, we confess, and repent as a family.  This morning’s stone was “criticism”…gulp.  Being critical is something I am very good at.  😦  We talked about just because someone doesn’t do something the way you would do it, doesn’t mean you have the right to be critical of them.  We should speak kind words of others and not judge.  Zechariah 7:9

And on March 14th, we will start the Easter countdown!  Yes, we will have 3 things going on at once, but it’s only for 3 days, then we finish the “gold verses!”  🙂  You can find such fun ways to incorporate Scripture in the holidays!

Rilyn is finishing up her Dazzler season dancing during halftime at the Manor Falcon basketball games.  She loves it, and loves performing.  You can’t tell by these pictures though, right?  😉

Rilyn on the far left

Asher  just had his 2nd soccer game!

Malachi is the oldest on the team, and sometimes has to help coach the other boys, like Asher, on which direction they are going!

This is Asher and his cousin when they are on the sidelines “taking a rest”.

Go Rolling Stones!

21
Jan
13

Sinning Stones and Blessing Basket

Lent is just around the corner-Feb. 13th.  Our family has never really observed Lent before and this year, I wanted to (in our own way).  A couple years back, I heard of an idea that I knew one day, when my kids were a little older, I wanted to do.  This year, we will start!

 

1 John 1:8-9

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Each day of lent (40 days) we will focus on a sin and a scripture verse, and talk about how God forgives us that sin. (I have included the list of sins and scriptures that I made below.)  Write each sin on a “sinning stone,” (I used a silver Sharpie on 2 bags of Panacea 70033 River Rock, Black, 2 Pounds .)  We will start on Ash Wednesday, and discuss a “sinning stone” everyday until Easter.  We will place the sinning stone we discussed in a basket that we will place in a prominent place in the house.  At the end of lent we will have a whole basket full of sin (sinning stones), and we will talk about how those sins led to the Jesus’ death. Then on Easter Sunday, God has replaced all our sins (stones) with the blessing of Christ-our Easter baskets!  We are going to replace the basket full of sinning stones with a basket full of life (a “blessing basket”) on Easter morning with gifts that remind us of life for the family (seeds to plant,  etc.)

Sinning Stones and Blessing Baskets

(the 40 days of Lent)

ANGER-James 3:5-6
CONTROL IDOL-  Proverbs 3:5-6
POWER IDOL-  Genesis 3:1-24
COMFORT IDOL-Romans 1:21-25
APPROVAL IDOL-Matthew 10:32-33
TEASING- Proverbs 18:6
HITTING/TANTRUMS- Proverbs 16:32
BRAGGING- Proverbs 27:1-2
CHEATING-Amos 8:4-7
COMPLAINING-Philippians 2:14-16
CONFORMITY-2 Kings 17:15
CRITICISM-Zechariah 7:9
BEING DRUNK/DRUGS- Proverbs 23:29-35
DOING EVIL- Romans 12:21
FAKING IT (HYPOCRISY)- Matthew 7:1-5
UNFORGIVING- Colossians 3:13
WORRYING- Matthew 6:25-34
GOSSIP- Proverbs 11:13
GREED- Luke 12:15
HATRED- Leviticus 19:17
DISHONOR- Galatians 5:14
DISOBEDIENCE- Ephesians 6:1
REBELLION AGAINST AUTHORITY- Proverbs 30:17
JEALOUSY-Proverbs 14:30
JUDGING OTHERS- Matthew 7:1-5
NAME CALLING- Proverbs 4:24
DISRESPECT- 1 Peter 5:5
LAZINESS-Proverbs 28:19
LYING- Proverbs 12:22
PREJUDICE- Galatians 3:28
PRIDE- James 4:6
IMPURITY- 1 Corinthians 6:18-20
REVENGE- Romans 12:17-21
STEALING- Ephesians 4:28
UNREPENTFUL- 1 John 1:8
WORLDLINESS- James 4:3-4
GLUTTONY- 1 Corinthians 3:16-17
LACK OF FAITH- Romans 14:23
NOT RESTING- Exodus 20:8-11
MURDER/ABORTION- Genesis 9:5-6

11
Apr
12

Easter 2012

After Easter service in Austin, we drove to Temple to celebrate Easter with my parents and to celebrate my brother’s 30th!  My mom can’t help but go overboard when it comes to buying gifts for her grandchildren.  I keep reminding my kids how spoiled they are!  This is NOT normal kids!

ages:  almost 8, 6, 4, and 2
Look what I got!
grandma and grandpa with their grandloves!  Soon to be five in June!

After the baskets were opened, we had the Easter egg hunt!

I see you up there pink egg!

Rilyn perfecting the art of double fisting eggs!

Not sure why James chose to hide eggs up in trees…

Can you find it Asher?

Rilyn found the “golden egg” this year which grandma fills with change!

check out my loot!

Then we all ate take out Chinese food, (Jeff’s choice!) and celebrated his 30th!

my younger brother with his nieces, nephew, and son!