Wednesday, April 10, 2013

celebrating easter

if you have followed this blog for any length of time or know my family at all, then you are familiar with our epic gatherings.
no gathering is small.
especially Easter.
this year was no exception.
my mom is one of 6 children and all but 1 live on the same street
on Easter Sunday, my mamaw Jo had all of her children, all of her grand-children, and all of her great-grand-children in the same place
what a crew
and spouses aren't pictured!
(i'm sure there's a better quality pic out there, i just don't have it)
my sibs and nephews came in for Easter weekend, along with a lot of other family. we just enjoyed being together. the weather wasn't exactly perfect, but we made the most of it.
the only pic with my kiddo
good one, huh?

Beau's easter egg dance

Judson Ray's Sunday best

what do you say allergies?

gotta love a pre-church parking lot pic

we might not have a family photo, but Jamie and I sure had a photo sesh

what's more fun than taking pictures of a 2 year old, 5 month old and 4 month old?
trying to hold onto a bunch of ADHD worms probably
and then trying to make them smile

this kid.
i can't ever get enough of him and his faces

the chaos of egg hunting in the mud

we are beyond blessed to be surrounded by a huge family
celebrating with them is always joyful, chaotic and belly-filling
even with the blessing of family, my life would be nothing if it weren't for an empty tomb

After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”
Matthew 28:1-7

i have hope and joy because He is risen!

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