Thursday, April 28, 2011

Has Spring Sprung?

We believe spring is here.  There are signs of it here and there, and we have had Easter.  Surely it must be here.We long for warm days with no wind, and no jackets required.

Our Easter weekend was really nice.  We spent time with friends and family and enjoyed it very much.
On Saturday evening, we had Lauryn and Aaron over for dinner and games, and this was our Easter meal together.  The highlight of the weekend was worshiping at church on Sunday.  We are so blessed to have a Savior who is alive and active in our lives!
We ate a light lunch after church and then spent the day just relaxing. We had an egg hunt late in the afternoon.

A couple of times during the weekend (actually more if truth be told) my thoughts turned to Evan.  When Jadyn was dyeing eggs I said, "Guess who will be dyeing Easter eggs with you next year?"  She couldn't guess, and so I told her it would be her little brother.  Then on Sunday I was thinking that he will be here for the egg hunt next year.  Exciting thoughts!  I think it must be sinking in.  I have gone from - Will This Really Happen?  to - He Will Be Here With Us!

Easter flowers

This was not my best year for taking Easter photos.  Seriously.  I didn't get a picture of Jadyn in her Easter dress. There wasn't time to get photos before church and then she had ketchup on her dress and it was all wrinkly afterward. I will just have to dress her in it again and do some photos.  A few years from now, I'll be glad I have the photos and it won't matter what day they were taken.
Here is Lexi.  She had her 12th birthday on Monday!  She looks pretty good for a lady who is advancing in her years.  ;)  She is 70 years old in cat years.  I think she has the right idea about how to spend her days. -- Ask for food, nap, maybe do a little self hygiene, nap, ask for food again, nap, snuggle with someone special, nap.  

I am looking forward to the weekend and time with family.  Enjoy yours, whatever you choose to do!


Number 6 and no more counting! said...

Happy weekend my friend!

Love those Easter flowers!


Laura said...

Your pictures are great and yes!-I can't wait to see little Evan in them next year too!
How exciting to think that there will not be too many more holidays without him. :)

I'm so happy that you had such a wonderful weekend.
Happy Birthday to the cat. :P


Sue said...

Didn't you get the memo? Spring and Summer already happen and we are moving into fall? lol....
Keep thinking that way with Evan, each day is one less day he will have to be in the orphanage.

Conny said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog :) I'm so glad I came to visit yours ... At least you got some lovely photos of the flowers & the egg dyeing/hunt! :)
How exciting to be adopting another child from China ... I think I'll have to stick around to follow this journey! GOD BLESS!!!!!

China Dreams said...

Looks like a great weekend, but you never forget when someone is missing from the picture, do you?

I think spring is determined to sleep in this year!


hollym. said...

The photos are great! So awesome that your little fella will be with you next year! As I was first reading, I was thinking the same thing.:) Happy that your weekend was good.