Easter Weekend 2012

Our Easter weekend was very full this year!

It started with a Bunny Hop at school

Of course Lily loved dancing with her friends!
The weather was perfect…
…for blowing bubbles on the patio!
On Saturday we went to Veteran’s Park for the Helicopter Egg Drop. Our church and 2 others put this event together. Together, we stuffed 20,000 eggs that were dropped from a helicopter (not all at once!). There were prize giveaways, inflatables, and the Chick-fil-A cow…Lily’s fave. The best part, though, is that over 7,000 people attended and they all had the chance to hear the Gospel! Many people left with a new relationship with Jesus! 

There is an AWESOME playground there, too! 

Love this pic of her!

Nana worked VERY hard with the other children’s directors to make this happen!
We hunted for eggs at Papaw and Grandma’s house!

Family pic 🙂 
Lily singing in her new mic from her Easter basket. She also got clothes, a swimsuit, flip flops, sidewalk chalk, and purple bubbles. (We don’t do the Easter bunny, but we do give her a basket). 

with Nana at church

Mommy and Lily at church 
After church Lily played with the Meredith’s in the church lawn before we ate at Granny Rosie’s house

A big thank you to Rachel for taking this pic and the next one! 

Thank you Jesus for Lily! 
I have to share two convo’s with Lily that put a HUGE smile on my face and happy tears in my eyes:
At the Good Friday service Lily sat (surprisingly quiet) with us. There was a picture of the cross on the screen and she said, “That’s the cross…for Jesus.” 
Then, Saturday night we were talking about the meaning of Easter before she went to bed (since she had 3 egg hunts, I wanted to make it clear that Easter is NOT about hunting eggs and eating candy). I asked her what Easter means and said, without hesitation, “Jesus. He helps me to be so happy!” 
I think the older I get the more excited I am about Easter Sunday. I think that’s because the older I get, the more I recognize my sin and know that without the cross and resurrection of Jesus there would be no hope for eternal life. I would still be in a desperate and hopeless state and there I would remain, even after death. But my Jesus rose and defeated the grave! My sins are washed whiter than snow and I have the righteousness of Christ and the guarantee of eternal life. 

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