Saturday found us sleeping in a little bit (sooo something I almost never do!) and relaxing our morning away. Then we headed out to get some lunch and do a few of our little errands. By the time we finished up and got back we had dinner and watched a little TV and went to bed early both to catch up a little from the night before, and because we knew the next day would be a long one. I felt like something different for dinner so fixed us some stuffed peppers. REALLY good....just saying. I got the recipe off of Pintrest. How much I enjoy that sight, though I think I spend more of time just browsing. It is like a REALLY good magazine, haha.
Sunday morning started nice and early and just couldn't have been better. The church was packed (as it so often is on Easter) and the worship service was just soo good. I found myself so swept away with it all. There is nothing quite like Easter morning praise music as you join with so many others who are just as busy worshipping Him. The message was the first evangelical type message I have heard my son preach. He usually teaches verse by verse as he goes through a particular book, but yesterday was the perfect opportunity for this type of a message and he took full advantage of it, and several people did get saved. It is just always so moving to witness the moving of the Holy Spirit, and a life saved and changed for ever more. After service there was plenty of snacks and lots of fellowship and even an Easter egg hunt for the little ones. They all had a ball. Here are a couple of pics of this group of grands. I have stolen them from Facebook because even though I did remember to charge my camera, I am not knowing how to download them yet on the new computer. I really do hate that I am soo challenged by electronics, but I am sure I will learn this all soon. But in the meantime, I am grateful I can get pics from somewhere, haha
|THE GIRLS LOOKED ADORABLE IN THEIR MATCHING DRESSES, AND JD AS HANDSOME AS EVER! NOTICE HIM HOLDING HIS SISTERS HANDS...SOO SWEET!|
After service Grandpa and I left this group of kids and grandkids who were to celebrate with Larissa's parents this year and back up to have dinner at my oldest son's Joe house. Oh...my....goodness....was dinner ever good! They fixed bbq'd ribs and chicken and had baked beans, potato salad, pasta salad, and rolls, ALL of which were beyond yummy. REALLY good. She did fix cupcakes for dessert as well but I am still doing the gluen free diet (for now anyway) and plus my tummy was soo full anyway that I did pass on those (oh and on the Pasta salad and rolls too). My middle son John joined us here as well. It was just a relaxed and comfortable time and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. But as we were driving away I realized that I did not take a single picture. Oh well, it was a wonderful time.
It was kind of late when we got home but I did go on line to see if Melody had posted any pictures of them and Sam's first Easter and was not disappointed. She just recently took a bunch of pics of him as he turned six months, so I will share a bunch with you. I KNOW I share a lot of pics of Sam, but I just can't resist. I would probably share just as many of the rest of them too, but their mom's don't post nearly as many, nor send me nearly as many, so I just don't have them to share. Anyway, here they are...
|SAM IN HIS EASTER OUTFIT....HIS SHIRT SAYS, HE HAS RISEN! I LOVE IT!|
|I LOVE THIS....THINK I AM GOING TO HAVE THIS ONE PRINTED UP TO DISPLAY AT MY HOUSE|
|SAM IS VERY ACTIVE, HAHA, HERE IS A DEMO OF HIS CRAWLING EFFORTS|
|HOW ADORABLE IS THIS??|
|HE JUST SEEMS LIKE HE IS ALWAYS SOO HAPPY!|
|SEE WHAT I MEAN?|
|SUCH A CUTIE!|
|OVER-ALLS ON HIS JOHN DEER QUILT|
|GETTING KISSES FROM BAXTER|
|SWEET SLEEPY BABY WITH HIS BLANKIE|
And one final piece of exciting news! On Friday night James and Larissa asked little Donatella if she would like to share their secret with Grandma and Grandpa. She of course said she would and said, "Oh, mommy has a new baby in her tummy!" How exciting is that?! This was somewhat of a suprise and a miracle all rolled into one and we are all beyond pleased. This is number 4 for their little family, and number 10 grand child for us. How we thank the Lord for His many, many blessings!