Better late than never, right?! We had such a fun Easter weekend! My mom came down to stay with us Friday night, and on Saturday afternoon we went to church. I'm the kind of gal who loves going to church on Saturdays, and I'm so glad our church has a Saturday option (actually four Saturday options on Easter weekend).
My sister and her family also joined us. It was such a great celebration. The service renewed my hope that my fear and shame have nothing on Jesus. Love wins! Plus, Finch wore a bow tie! All the heart eyes.
Then we went out for an early dinner at The Cheesecake Factory. Gosh, I love that place. We've done this for a few years now and I really love the tradition. I got a peach smoothie and the grilled chicken & avocado club! Yum-o. The wait for a table was 50 minutes and dinner itself took a couple hours, but I was super proud of all the kids for behaving so well!
I didn't do Easter baskets this year, but we did have a little hunt in our basement for Roo Saturday morning. I put candy, gum and coins inside the eggs, but left one empty, representing the empty tomb. Rooney loved it! Which resulted in playing "Easter egg hunt" the rest of the weekend, ...and this wonderful mess, which she blamed on her younger brother...
We finished the weekend with another Easter egg hunt at Rooney's friend Caleb's house. Rooney was the oldest kid there so she totally dominated...I'm thinking there may be more competition next year!
Another cool thing that happened: Eric was asked by one of our church campuses to do live "sketch notes" at their four Easter services (you can see photos on his Instagram here and here). I'm really proud of him, and I think we both have a renewed appreciation for pastors and worship leaders who work in ministry, especially on the "big" holidays when there are added services. A lot goes into it!
Hope you had a great Easter as well! He is risen!