Happy Wednesday, friends! I’m so happy you hopped on over to see what we were up to today 🙂 .
I don’t think I’ve shared a dedicated Easter post in years, but this year, it just felt right.
Here are some pics from our big holiday…
Look at all of these kids! Where did they all come from?! Our family gatherings used to be so calm and peaceful…now…they’re a little rowdy. 😉
From left to right: Isaiah, Samuel, Madeley, Ashby, Paisley, Piven, Penley, Kensington, Mia, Cole, Smith, Jack and Ford.
We took many, many pictures to capture the best one…
…it was not an easy task…
…especially for the two oldest cousins. I’m so thankful that my brother and I are so super close to our two cousins. Growing up, it was always the four of us…somehow, four people have multiplied into 13 children. Do you spy Isaiah here?
Lovie looooooves having all of her peeps in one place. Attempt #1…
In our family, everyone goes to their own church on Easter morning and then we make the drive to this same country club in Mansfield, TX that we’ve been eating Easter lunch at for decades…like legit…since before I was born.
Love this guy.
After our Easter lunch, we always…
…meet up at my cousin’s house nearby to open Easter baskets (grandparents provide the Easter baskets in our family…don’t ask me why…I don’t exactly know…) and then hunt eggs.
My mom should really open a business where all she does is assemble holiday gifts for clients. From Christmas to Easter, my mom is a really good gift giver.
Never too old for the Easter bunny 🙂 .
Mades took her egg hunting seriously.
So much joy.
Here’s the deal, we are so blessed and so filled with the love of Jesus. We are all so very thankful. That being said, we didn’t just get together on Sunday, the afternoon before…just the day before Easter, we were all together as well for a funeral. One of my cousin’s lost their father-in-law way too early, and we were all there the day before for his service. My beautiful grandmother there in the middle? She’s really sick. It’s something unplanned, super serious and very hard…but there was joy. Despite some earthly things…there was joy. There was peace. No one knows what tomorrow will bring, so every day should be precious. This Easter though…man, this Easter was super special. xx