Easter Happiness…

I love Easter.  I love that it is a culmination of events that tells the best story of all times.   I love that it allows me to reflect every year on what my Savior actually did for me, something that we can so easily overlook.  The ultimate sacrifice!

For that reason we really don’t do the Easter bunny at our house.  Everyone asks the kids if they have visited the Easter Bunny yet and they look at them with a dazed and confused look:)  I have nothing against him, trust me.  And we have traditions that we still love to do on Easter, I just want the kids to be more excited about Jesus and what He did for them.  I can’t tell you how many times my kids said, Jesus is risen!  He is risen indeed.  All day long:)  It made my heart happy!Sometimes I think we have to incorporate gifts for the kids to be excited.  At least I have felt that way.  And this year when we didn’t, I couldn’t believe how happy and excited they were for Easter without presents.  Maybe it’s because I made an extra effort to be so outwardly excited for what God did, and they picked up on it.  Or maybe it’s just because they have that child-like faith and when you tell them someone died for them they are genuinely amazed.  Either way, Tate was sad we had to wait a whole year for Easter to come again.  He said, I love that Jesus came alive today:)  The good news is that he STAYS alive!

So, I thought I’d share a bit of our Easter with you.  We started out at my friends house dying eggs and making crafts….

oops…I forgot the important part….



All good days must start with chocolate:)


Isn’t bam bam cute:)


The boys needed a little extra help:)


But they still loved it!


And after a quick lunch we started the Easter eggs…


everyone was so excited:)


Some may think I would have gotten all Pinterest-y on this project…


not so much.


then I would have gotten all perfectionistic..


it was way more fun to just let the kiddos do their thing…


I boiled eggs…


And Brittany bought the packs…


and they turned out perfect:)


Not even 1 spill…




We had egg salad for lunch today:)

I just have to show a couple more pics of these 2 cuties on Sunday morning…


Their faces crack me up..


They really do love each other:)


I was a sucker for this huge pink easter dress:)

IMG_1156 Oh, and the sparkly shoes:)

and I forgot Tate had a cute vest from Christmas, so I made him take a few more pics:)




cheesy smile:)

Hope you had a happy Easter!!


He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee:  ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.

                                          Luke 24:6-7



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2 thoughts on “Easter Happiness…”

  1. Lori Kilsdonk

    Adorable! I was able to enjoy the joy of Easter all anew today through your sharing your family fun. How ever did the little ones stay so clean coloring eggs? Awesome reminder of the joy of our Jesus. Thanks. Lori

  2. Nancy Severson

    Aw Allie, You did it again.. Excellent words & fun to hear of your traditions & so enjoyed your precious pictures ~ you & Ryan are so blessed and a blessing to many! Happy Easter ~ YES! we can never hear “He has Risen” too many times.. Blessings ~

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