Sunday, March 27, 2016


A soggy Easter morning dampened all the sunrise services today, even the top of Chimney Rock was shrouded in fog with no chance of a beautiful Easter sunrise this year.
 But no rain or fog or anything else can dampen my joy today because my precious Savior rose from His grave on this day in history to reside beside the Father on His throne in Heaven forever and ever.
With my sciatic nerve still very painful and hubbie's back hurting once again we decided to fore go our church service this morning and watch a TV service from our heating pads !!!
After a nice lengthy morning in bed we crawled out and got our day started. Hubbie had gotten up very early to get the smoker started for our Easter ham and a couple butts to be frozen for later before he came back to bed.
After chores we got the other foods started. A neighbor at market gave me a small bunch of flowers she had left yesterday and they made a nice addition to my Easter table. Thanks Mary Jones !

We had potato salad, corn, baked beans, green beans,slaw,sweet potato casserole, deviled eggs,biscuits and Re brought baked asparagus and a lemon cake with strawberries and cream for dessert.
 It was all very good. #1 son's family, Aa's family, Daughter and Josh joined hubbie and I for our Easter lunch.
The kids got Easter baskets of candy from hubbie and I.

It was hard for them to eat lunch with the big tub of stuffed Easter eggs waiting to be hidden when they were finished. Thankfully the rain ended earlier after leaving only 2/10ths inch in the gauge so the grass was only wet and there was no mud so we could hide and hunt outside.
Daughter, Josh, Aa and #1 son did the hiding and the kids couldn't wait to get at the hunting !!

This one was being carried last year but dove right into the fun this year !!

 Egg hunting is serious business for these two !!!

 And here is g-daughter the one being carried this year !!!   I can hear her now saying "just wait till next year" !!!
Now for the surprises inside !!!

It was a very very fun Easter for these guys and that made it fun for all watching the smiling faces as they compared and traded and got along so well on this thankful day.
EL and BB went home for naps and g-son begged me to go outside and play with the new rackets and foam ball he got for Easter from me. So with my back eased off a bit we played in the yard. This smile and hearing him laughing and having fun takes all the pain away !!

While we played g-daughter, d-in-love and #1 son took naps inside and hubbie put all the food away and then helped Aa band and tag a new calf that was born this morning.
After everyone went home hubbie and I took the 2 butts out of the smoker and put them in the freezer.
We did chores just before the rain started again. It isn't a heavy rain and we need more but only received another 1/10th this evening. Maybe it will dampen the pollen some anyway.
Tonight was a relaxing evening of more March madness basketball games to see who made it to the final four. UNC beat Notre Dame to make it in and Syracuse (another ACC team) beat Virginia to make it in with Villanova and Oklahoma who won their games last night.
I am getting in bed late again tonight and need to get back on my early bedtime schedule even if it is spring break week.
Tonight my heart is full of love for my God who gave the greatest gift ever given and then lifted His son from the grave to reign beside Him forever to save us from our sins with His grace and love.
God Bless, Good Night and Happy Easter .   HE IS RISEN !!!!!!!!!!!

1 comment:

linda m said...

Happy Easter! HE IS INDEED RISEN!! What a wonderful day (except for you sciatica)! Reminds me of when I was a kid and we all got together at my grandma's house. Thanks for sharing you day with us. Blessings