Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter Weekend.



We gathered together at Nana's house for an Easter Egg Hunt (find chocolate on the ground, put it in your basket). We had a few extra cousins this year when some more extended family came! We loved it.



These boys are my brothers. They flew in for Easter weekend to visit me along with my sister. I love being the mother of only girls, I love it so much, and I'm very proud of it. But sometimes it makes me sad that my girls might never know what it's like to have a brother. Someone to shake things up, make a joke out of every situation and especially, to have a tough shoulder to punch whenever you feel like it.

My favorite Easter talk by Jeffrey R. Holland here.

This Easter I spent more time than usual going over the events of the crucifixion and resurrection. It was nice to take some time to find my personal connection with Christ's suffering. What touched me most was when Jesus' friend Joseph took his body from the cross and wrapped him in white garments before he was laid in the tomb.

Only a few weeks ago, we saw Jake's grandfather so recently full of life, nestled in a casket and buried in the earth. I thought of what it would have been like to be the one preparing Jesus' body. To have it echo through me that his earthly life was over, that his expressive face would never again hold its wonder. However necessary, it is still so sad.

9 comments:

Danyel said...

Amazing pictures of your brothers...handsome! Glad you had a wonderful Easter....

Maybe we can get together soon... I know the distance between us could be tough!!
ttys,
Danyel

Lindsey said...

Love the pics. The one of all the cousins is great. Especially your girls. Made me smile.

Lotti said...

This is really lovely and the photos are gorgeous. I am thankful to have had brothers. Thank you for your insight.

Lillie said...

Great post. And GREAT pictures. Those ones of your brothers are killer. And I love the one where Grace is probably putting a bink in Lillie's mouth but it looks like she's trying to shush her by smothering her. :)

Celeste said...

LOVE the picture of Lillie. She is seriously so cute! What a great Easter... how fun to have family come out.

Caitlin Rose said...

Love the pics :) Lillie is absolutely adorable. The one of the silhouettes in the sunset is amazing!

Jessie said...

hisarahhopeyouhadgoodeasterweekend

badknee said...

dude!! these pics are HACKIN' amazing!!! why dont you go into this like a career??? you could TOTALLY do it!!! jared looks AMAZING in that one with him leaning against the post, totally awesome!!
love you!
boothenhack

missy said...

Oh my gosh. that photo of all the cousins is one that you guys will forever look back on and your kids will remember the day completely. I have a few of those too (of when I was a child).