Easter 2013

Easter 2013

A wet Easter Sunday did not dampen our fun!

1 Peter 1:3 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead”

We woke up Sunday morning with two excited little boys! They couldn’t wait to see what the Easter Bunny had left for them to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus. After seeing all of the candy, books, clothes, and toys it was time to get dressed and go to church and begin our busy day.

Our Plan for Easter Sunday

  • Church Service and Sunday School
  • Visit my Grandfather for lunch and Easter Egg Hunt
  • Visit my Grandmother for food and Easter Egg Hunt
  • Go Home
  • Dinner with My Wife’s family and Easter Egg Hunt

Unfortunately, we didn’t have the best weather. It rained on and off most of the day but we did have moments of sunshine. We didn’t let the weather stop us from enjoying being outdoors with kids. We enjoyed visiting with our family and the boys had a blast hunting Easter eggs! Cameron is a very competitive child and he did his best to collect the most eggs at each gathering.

One of the highlights for us was just being with Family. At my Grandfather’s house we snapped this picture of my Grandfather, my Dad, myself, and the boys. Fougenerations of Collins’. I feel blessed that my boys have the opportunity to know my Dad and their Great Grandfather.

At my Grandmother’s house the boys had a great time playing with their cousins. She has 8 great grand kids that range from 6 years to just a few months old. After the egg hunt my two boys and my sister’s kids found a nice mud puddle to play in while wearing their new Easter clothes. I am not sure how they all ended up in the mud puddle but we just let them play. After it was all said and done I got the pleasure of hosing these kids down with the water hose!

At my in-laws house we had a great dinner. The clouds were back and a light sprinkle had began but it didn’t stop Cameron and Carter from jumping on the trampoline, playing on the swing set, and hunting eggs. The  boys always enjoy going to their house especially when their Uncle Tim is around to play with them. While Uncle Tim was hiding the Easter eggs Carter grabbed a small blue chair and plopped down in it to watch him. I guess he thought that it would give him an advantage over big brother if he watched.

Before we knew it the day was gone and we were all exhausted. We arrived back to our house just in time to watch “The Bible” on The History Channel. Cameron snuggled up next to me and watched several minutes of the show. He had lots of great questions about Jesus and why he was on the cross. I did my best to answer his questions in a way he could understand before he nodded off to sleep.

I am thankful for the opportunity that we had to surround ourselves with our family and play outside even when the weather was less than perfect.




1 Comment

  1. Great! I always love reading your articles. I think they did have a great Easter!


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