Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter weekend

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead...." 1 Peter 1:3

We had an EGGcellent extended Easter weekend. On Thursday evening we introduced Emma to egg dying. She had a blast and enjoyed decorating them princess style. On Good Friday we loaded the truck with two cute kids, one large dog, numerous bags, baskets/goodies and baby gear and we were on our way to Rochester. We stopped in Temple for lunch and a hunting license. Approximately four hours later we reached our destination!

While in Rochester we were kindly allowed to stay in a large home occasinally used as a bed and breakfast. My parents had the downstairs and we had the upstairs. It was located just two doors down from the church and parsonage where Joseph and Natalie live. On Friday night the guys went hunting with a local seasoned guide. After 5+ hours they only spotted a single pig!! I sent the camera along for the adventure but no photos were taken :(

On Saturday morning we wandered over to Throckmorton to visit our good friend Trent. He and Emma got along very well. They took turns making funny faces and practiced the alphabet. Emma liked his sense of decor....especially the saddle, bear and many other mounted animal heads.

On our way back we met the rest of the family in Haskell for lunch and shopping. There is a cute square around the courthouse with shops including a used book store, gift shop, dress boutique and ammo/tackle store.
On Saturday evening we enjoyed hamburgers for dinner. Uncle Joseph & Aunt Natalie did a great job hosting us :)

The Easter bunny hopped through on Saturday night and left some special goodies for the little somebunnies!!

On Easter morning we enjoyed donuts for breakfast (how appropriate since we could finally have sweets!) I also had a sugar cookie at 6:45am but who is keeping track?! It was great getting to see Joseph preach on Easter. Emma and Owen had coordinating Easter outfits and looked as cute as buttons, if I might say so myself!

After lunch and a quick egg hunt we were homeward bound. We enjoyed the visit. Hopefully you all had a blessed Easter surrounded by family and friends.


  1. Looks like you guys had a blast visiting all your family and friends! Love the matching outfits, so cute!

  2. I love the pics, almost feel like I was there. It looks like you all had fun. I am so glad you can finally have sweets, now it's time for a cupcake party and a trip to Jason's Deli for free ice cream.