Easter Lunch with Friends

We had a wonderful Easter afternoon with some of our friends from church.  It turned out to be a beautiful day.  The kids had a blast!  I know I mentioned the Easter Egg Hunt and the lack of baskets from the Dorminy house.  Well, I also thought the Egg Hunt was so relaxed that we would just hide old plastic eggs….empty ones.  I brought empty eggs to the egg hunt, and my kids didn’t have baskets…have I already mentioned that?  What a loser.  Anyway, yeah, Ruby and Molly and Mack love hiding and finding empty eggs.  I guess that they are just low-maintenance like that or what they don’t know doesn’t hurt them. Josh wasn’t bothered by it one little bitty bit, of course.  He said it would make them stronger.  Mark Anderson, a friend of ours, wanted to make it into a game where you see who got the least amount of “Dorminy eggs.”  The one with the fewest “Dorminy eggs” would be the winner.  Oh, dear.

 Well, besides the shame of empty Easter Eggs and children with NO BASKETS with which to hunt, we had a great time.  There is no way  I can sit here and post every picture I got, but here are some from the afternoon….Let’s start with dessert!

 

Beautiful, yummy cake made by Lindsey Harrison....
Beautiful, yummy cake made by Lindsey Harrison....

dsc_0392After eating half of the ham, Mack started in on some brownies.  They were very good.  He just couldn’t stop himself…..

dsc_0394At this point, he is wondering why he pushed through with all the ham and brownies….and he is praying for the Lord to forgive him for being a glutton.

 

Men-folk waiting on the lunch to be ready.
Men-folk waiting on the lunch to be ready.

 

Frisbee fun with Mr. John
Frisbee fun with Mr. John

 

 

Ella Anderson, after many rolls and some brownies...she'd fit in at my house!
Ella Anderson, after many rolls and some brownies...she'd fit in at my house!

 

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All the kids getting ready to hunt eggs
All the kids getting ready to hunt eggs
And they're off!
And they're off!

 

Mack's dirty feet after a fun afternoon!
Mack's dirty feet after a fun afternoon!

 

This is how our ride home went.  Gotta love a quiet car with sweet, sleeping kids in it.
This is how our ride home went. Gotta love a quiet car with sweet, sleeping kids in it.

And if you are wondering about Mack’s car seat (and who wouldn’t be at this point?), it is actually Molly’s seat.  Josh had taken Mack and Molly’s car seats out to put in his truck on Saturday, then he only felt like putting one back in Sunday morning.  So, there you have it.  He doesn’t normally ride in a yellow and pink flowery car seat.  

So, now, I have finished posting about our Easter shinanigins.  It was a beautiful day….nice weather, sweet family, awesome friends, worshipful church service, ALL with the celebration of our Risen Savior as the focus.  And while I am glad I have finished posting about Easter day, I hope the celebration of our Risen Savior is experienced every day.