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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter 2008!

The BEST Easter of them all has arrived! I spent a lot of time today wondering if today was truly a better Easter than last year. In 2007 Charli had her first EVER Easter celebration, but we were so burdened by all that was going on, none of us got to enjoy it like we were able to today!! Although, we did get lots of visitors last year!

Charli thought looking for eggs was the funniest thing EVER today!! She woke up to a trail of eggs from her bedroom door to the living room, and walked around until she had all 26 of them in her basket! Sadly, some were plastic and some were real eggs...but all got thrown in the basket the same!! The Easter Bunny was very good to her this year! She got a doll house, and several animals. At the end of the day, the animals were living in her dollhouse - is anyone surprised?!

We went to church and Charli did really well I think! If the service was about ten minutes shorter I think she would have been perfect!!!! After church we went to the farm and she immediately started to find eggs with her cousins! They had fun!! After lunch the kids had an outdoor egg hunt was cold out, but the kids enjoyed it anyway!!

When we got home Charli was having fun playing with her basket and toys that she got earlier that day, and all of a sudden I looked out the window - and the Easter Bunny Fairy came again and scattered eggs all over our front yard!! OH MY GOSH!! We bundled Charli up and took her outside! As soon as she saw the first egg in the grass she freaked out! I have never heard her scream so long and so much in my life!! She was on cloud 9! There were a few people walking by, she locked eyes when them and hollered to them as if she was telling them how much fun they were missing out on!! Many eggs later Charli came inside a very happy girl. It made my week to see her enjoy the day so much! Easter will always be one of those "tough" holidays, because I will forever remember the feeling of being stuck at home last year as Charli started her fight against NB. But, it will also remind me of how far we have come...and remind me to be so thankful.

We hope that all of you had a great Easter, and were able to spend it with the ones you love...and truly thought of the meaning of Easter.

PS. In the spirit of Easter I was thinking about forgiveness and new beginnings. I read somewhere this week that rather than getting upset at someone and wanting revenge we should pray for them to find healing in whatever it is that is making them act the way that they do. I think we can all use this piece of advise...I hope to be better at applying it.

hmm, guess which one jumps off the couch!

the "special" bunny put eggs in my front yard!!

i'm so proud of my new house!!

yeah....more eggs!

notice the chicken in the tub?!!!!!!

I decided NOT to look at the camera while I looked so cute!


BIG shoes!

Grandpa & Grandma Preister gave me this bowling set...I LOVE it!!

Happy Easter 2008!!

Look at my eggs daddy!!

WOW!! WOW!!!

PS - this weekend I decided that I wanted to feed myself almost every meal! By doing this, that meant that I ate my breakfast one cheerio at a time - mom was so patient and let me do it anyway!!! I am growing up mom says! She keeps asking me where the kid is who she fed watered down baby cereal to in her car seat. Yuck, I hope she wasn't talking about me!!


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad to hear you guys had a good Easter!! Love you guys! Abbi

Anonymous said...

2008 was about a perfect Easter ( if only Randy had been home also). I could hardly believe how much fun those little "plastic" eggs could be!!! What a joy the Grandkids are to me. Thanks for sharing!!!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad that you got to enjoy such a wonderful day with your family. Your daughter looked beautiful in her Easter dress and she looked like she had a really fun day. What a blessing!!

Katie VanDyke

Deqlan said...

AAAWWW love charli in her dress - to beautiful - hope you all had a beautiful easter God bless, love samm and deqlan

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a perfect Easter! Her dress was ADORABLE and I love the doll house with all the farm animals! Too funny. GREAT POST. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...


Your Easter comments brought joy to my heart! Thanks for your writing. I can just feel Charli's excitement and your overflowing heart. Love you!