This weekend was incredible and exhausting. When I was 8 months pregnant we stopped going to church. After leaving my home church of 4 years we had a rough time finding a place that we both agreed on. There were other factors as well--I was too exhausted to get up in the mornings and it was nice for Brady to have an extra day to sleep in after getting up early 5 days a week. After Avey was born it was much the same. Too tired to get up. Tired of searching for a place that that seemingly doesn't exist. After being on leadership at a church for 4 1/2 half years where you're up early every Sunday and serving in multiple ministries-- it was nice to have a season of rest. I can feel that season coming to a close though.
Yesterday was the first time we've been to church in 6 months. Crazy. I know. My parents asked us to attend church with them Easter Sunday at Genesis Metro Church in Frisco so we did. Becoming creasters(christmas/easter christians). But not really because we didn't go to church for Christmas. :)
Avey's first Easter and church service! It was a momentous Sunday!
I only heard the first five minutes of the sermon and the last because Avey decided she was hungry-- duty called.
After service I made sure to gather all for a family photo op. We're not all in one place often and I know as the years go by we wont have as many opportunities to seize these types of moments.
|Her dress was so poofy she barely fit into her car seat.|
After church we had a big to-do at my Aunt Kim and Uncle Daniels. The Easter egg hunt was an indoor hunt this year. It started raining around 11am and didn't let up until 6 or so.
Sister crashed during lunch. The talented Uncle Colin and his magic shoulder rocked her to sleep so momma could eat.
|These boys were cracking me up with all their posing.|
|I love this photo! Not just because of the people in it but because of these beautiful spring colors!|
|Grandma and Grandpa. Lovely and matching like always.|
|Feeling the love!|
|This is how the "big" boys spent their Easter Sunday. They played x-box all day long. I am so fortunate to have a husband that enjoys spending time with my family!|
|Avey's Easter basket from my Mom and Dad. She loves the smooshy ball. It's been keeping her entertained while I write this post!|
|Grandma and Avey.|
|Momma and Avey.|
|Avey's beautiful Easter dress. My Grandma Sharon bought it for it. Isn't it gorgeous?!|
|My Dad works in California. He just returned on Friday from a three week stint in LA. Avey forgot him a little... it makes them both very sad.|
|Pretty Easter dresses!|
|Great Grandma and Grandpa with Avey.|
|Mom and Bethany share a cuddle.|
|It was to my chagrin that I realized I did not have a single picture of Aunt Kim and Avey together. We rectified that this Easter.|
|Christ the Lord has risen! Happy Easter.|