Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Sunday 2010

I still do Easter baskets for my three guys...
but now they like Axe hair gel with their candy from mom and dad

My parents (Gene and Charlotte Nease) after church.

Seibert family after church

We had our Easter at my Aunt Jimmelou's house in Duncan, Oklahoma.
We went to church with her whole family at the Baptist church there.

Blake, Benjamin and Brock

Closer up of the guys.

How blessed we have three great sons.

Because there is such a large number of us when we get together we eat buffet style.
Every family brings different things to add to the meal.
This year I made Strawberry Shortcake trifle
Layers of pound cake (we use our left over tops from the teapot cakes)
strawberries in sugar and juices
cool whip
We hide Easter eggs everywhere...even in brick walls

In Crepe Myrtle bushes...

This is my Aunt Jimmielou's great grandaughter celebrating her first Easter Egg hunt.

We don't hide all of the eggs we leave some out in the open for the little ones.

Brock just getting started.

Brock and I had so much fun putting the candy in the eggs together this year.

All the kiddos after the hunt.

It was beautiful weather ...89 degrees.

Benjamin in deep concentration

Blake having fun with his cousins

Brock and my niece Cierra

Bunnies on the table

Jeweled Easter eggs

Kailey, Mackenzie, my mom and Cierra on the front porch swing.

Easter Flag blowing in the Oklahoma wind.

Finally spring flowers are popping up in the sunshine.
I hope you celebrated the resurrection of our Lord with your family.
Easter is such a special holiday at our home.
All things becoming new...
"Life is this simple: We are living in a world that is absolutely transparent, and God is shining through it all the time. This is not just a fable or a nice story. It is true. If we abandon ourselves to God and forget ourselves, we see it sometimes, and we see it maybe frequently. God shows Himself everywhere, in everything - people and in things and in nature and in events.....we cannot be without Him. It's impossible. The only thing is, we don't see it."
- Thomas Merton, 20th century Catholic monk

1 comment:

Geebee said...

How beautiful to see you all at Easter. Blessings to everyone!