Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Easter & 40th Anniversary

Easter Sunday morning...we headed to the beach all dressed up in our Sunday best.
Baby's first Easter - seven months.
We had our own little family Easter service right on the beach. Twelve days leading up to Easter, we opened one egg each day with a message about Christ. We had three eggs left that we brought along to finish and opened them on Easter morning.Then we took a walk on the beach looking for shells. My sister made a special Easter brunch for our whole family...crepes with fresh strawberries and whipped delicious! The brunch was also in honor of my parents 40th wedding anniversary that very day. The kids also colored eggs...a busy morning, but so much fun!Kaiya and cousin RylieImmanuelLater that afternoon, it was time for the big hunt. Kaiya finding her first egg with money inside. :)Baby has no idea what's going on, but she gets in on the fun as well with daddy's help.Grandma and Grandpa have done the Easter egg hunt for years and it has become a very well known tradition that everyone looks forward to. They hide several eggs filled with goodies, but the two eggs these kids are really scrambling to find are shiny silver and shiny gold. There is one of each and if you are the lucky one to find them, you get a very nice prize. :) Immanuel hit the jackpot with the silver egg and the golden egg this year and is one happy camper.Emmi enjoying her yummy treats. :) The crazy hunters with their crazy grandparents. At the brunch on Easter, we presented my parents with a whole stack of anniversary cards that we had friends and family mail to us before leaving for Florida. It was the perfect gift for them...they enjoyed reading each and every one on this park bench right outside our condo. Thank you to all who sent a card for them. It really made their day special!
What a blessing these two people are in my life...a blessing beyond words!! And what an example to our my children of a marriage that has withstood the test of time. I truly value that and am so proud and grateful for that legacy!
Thanks, mom and dad, for all that you are and all that you do for us! We love you!
Happy 40th!!


heather said...

Awwww...what an anniversary present. Being with your family on the beach celebrating with your daughters. Very sweet.

Love your girls dresses! Adorable with Caedmon's purple shirt. Did you know those dresses went on sale at the outlet and all their Easter dresses & boys linen shirts are now $4.99? I loaded up for next year. :) Plus got 25% off! It was awesome. Not sure when the sale ends, so call if/before you go.

Nicole said...

girl what a beautiful family you have!! And what an incredible daughter they have :) I missed ya bunches friday night but hope you had a great time away!!!

Grandma Ruby said...

Such a special day--truly a memory-maker. Love all the bright eyes, the beautiful smiles, the legacy of love your parents have given you, the journey through a wonderful day. God is so good! Thanks for the photo journey, Sherri. It was incredible!