SISTERS CAPRI & DONATELLA IN THEIR MATCHING DRESSES...They looked soo pretty and it was a toss up which one enjoy "twirling" in them better, lol
JD joined in between the girls...look at that pose! haha
Our arms are full....soo sweet, but let me tell you when I look at this unflattering angle of my double chin and squinty eyes it lets me know that even with the 25 pounds I have lost off, it is just a drop in the bucket to what must be done!
Loved this! They are really soo sweet together
Larissa took some pics for me of JD...He has grown up soo much and has become SUCH a handsome boy...He reminds me soo much of his daddy when he was growing up!
Look at those big blue eyes! A future heart breaker for sure!
How I love his little personality!
Enjoying a donut before service while waiting for daddy. He taught the high school service during first service and then joined us for second service. I thought this was "quite brave" of their mama as I thought they might mess up their clothes....but they did GREAT!
James, Larissa and their little family....
The service itself was sooo good it would truly be hard to describe. I have not been anywhere different for Easter Sunday services in over 25 years, so I really didn't know how this might be. I miss our old church and our Pastor since we have moved and often catch him (Dave Rosales) on both the radio and the internet. He is truly soo blessed of God. But since we do not have a new church home yet since moving, we decided to attend with my son and his family at theirs. My son will probably not start as the senior pastor of his own church (The Lord willing) until the first of June so he is still teaching the high school group at his old one. But I am off track as usual...haha. Phil Wickham lead the worship. For those of you who don't know who he is, he is a TRULY gifted musician in today's music world with a few CD's of his own. He was sooo wonderful. There is just something about over 3000 people with their voices and hands lifted in worship of our mighty God that is sooo overwhelmingly inspiring. It moved both Larissa and I to tears more than once. The message was also wonderful, and I would guess that at least 300 or more went forward to be saved. It was moving to say the very least.
After service James had to stay and help pray and council with the hundreds that went forward, but the rest of us hurried back to their house to get dinner together. It was soo good. James is also dieting, so the dinner was VERY diet friendly which worked for me quite wonderfully. The food was soo good. I did eat a little more than I should have probably, but I tried to make up for it by it being both my lunch and my dinner, haha. We enjoyed the kids sooo much. Tella took a little nap, but afterwards they got to find their Easter baskets from their parents, and enjoyed an Easter egg hunt.
Tella finding her basket and her little Hello Kitty toy
Capri got a Tangled purse and fun girly gear with hers
JD finally found his in the closet, haha
Checking out their loads!
Tella loved her chocolate egg, haha...Grandma's girl for sure!
Her little checks full, lol, how darling is this??
Now the hunt for eggs was on!
She was sooo darling on this!
JD is such a sweet big brother....he "found" a few and then pointed them out to Tella.
Showing their finds!
Loved this pic of Tella with her daddy
At the end of the day Capri brought out her Resurection Egss that she made at the Christian school she attends, and told us all the story of that first Easter. Grandpa made a tape of it and her daddy put together this little video. I am soo glad to have this moment captured on tape. She was soo darling on it. How much this little KG girl has learned this year! She did such a good job. ENJOY...
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I did miss our other kids and grandkids on the day...my other two sons were celebrating with their in-laws this year. I have mentioned before that it is hard to share, but I do understand. I did hear that Mel made a big roast with all the fixings for her husband and FIL and had a nice day too. She actually felt like eating it too, so guess she is FINALLY getting a little bit past the MS, thank goodness...