Easter Memories…

Easter is a time to reflect and remember… that through His death, burial, and resurrection, Jesus paid the price for me, a sinner, that I might have eternal life in heaven.  Attending an Easter sunrise service is a moving experience.  Watching the early morning darkness fade away, as the sun begins to rise in the East…Gathering with other believers to sing, pray, and rejoice… because He lives!  Christ Jesus lives today!  This is what Easter is really about! 

But Easter is also a time to remember all of the happy times spent in the past with grandparents, parents, and children…We soon realize how quickly children grow up, and how quickly parents grow old, and pass away.  Where does the time go?  

Easter is also a time to spend with our loved ones, making lots of wonderful new Easter memories–like visiting the nearest mall, and having a photograph made on the lap of  The Easter Bunny!

And if you’re not brave enough to sit with The Easter Bunny, you can always pose with his decorative scenery…

Easter is a time to gather at church…for the annual Easter Egg Hunt–a timeless tradition!  A chance to eat grilled hotdogs, and lots of Easter goodies…with your family!

  A chance to watch the grandchildren hunting for eggs on the same church grounds that their parents did while growing up!

Easter means gathering the family together to color Easter eggs.  God has blessed our family with a new generation, called “grandchildren”, to help color those eggs!

Coloring Easter eggs with children, also means getting as much egg dye on our hands as we do on the eggs…but it’s so much fun!

Easter can mean having someone searching for the perfect Easter outfit for you…and having your mom put it on you on Easter morning–whether you want to wear it or not!

It also means having to pose for Easter pictures…when you’re really not in the mood, because you’d really rather tear into your Easter basket… 

Easter sometimes means getting to decorate an egg tree with the neighbors–who also happen to be family!  Family makes the best kind of neighbors.  They’re always there when you need them…

Easter means stuffing and hiding lots of eggs for…the young, and the young-at-heart!  How many eggs are too many?

Easter means getting to eat all of those Easter eggs, as well as other Easter goodies!  Deviled eggs, anyone???

And last of all, Easter means that it’s time for the annual “Easter Family Photo”, and the challenge of trying to get everybody to look nice at the same time…A difficult task, at best!

See what I mean?  I told you so… Have a blessed and happy Easter, everyone  🙂

Published in: on April 21, 2011 at 11:59 pm  Comments (12)  

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  1. HA! That was a great family photo! Thanks for sharing your traditions.

  2. Boy did this post bring back fond memories of my family. We used to do all of these things too. I miss those times, but now my parents both get to spend their Easter with the Lord and that makes me happy too. 😀

    Happy Easter to you, Mr. Ed, the kids and the grandkids. God bless !!! 😀

    • By the way, the pictures you posted were great. I love Madison sitting by her Easter basket and Caden sitting in the bowl of eggs. 😛 Thanks for sharing.

  3. I love Easter sunrise services! Not so big on the egg part though but like the chocolate marshmallows–always did! Love the family photo too–very funny! Have a happy Easter!

    Stopping by from bloggers over 40.

  4. Hop’pin by from ‘Follow Friday – 40 and Over’. I’m following your blog now, wont you please come and follow me back?? ~KM

    Krafty Max Originals

  5. And I hope you have a great Easter! You are right about it being full of wonderful memories.

  6. Loved reading this and seeing all the pictures. Have a blessed Easter!

  7. This is a very enjoyable post, Kathy! You have a nice family and friends. It’s been a while since we have attended an Easter Sunrise Service. There is one for our Subdivision conducted by the local church.

    I liked your idea of “you can always pose with his decorative scenery.” I should have thought of that the afternoon we played in the Mall (the post just before my FlashBack Friday psot). The Easter Bunny was leaving for his lunch and would be gone for an hour.
    Our granddaughter waved to him and he waved back. But of course no picture. Snapping her beside his garden would have done wonders for us grandparents.
    And my blog. I do have her on both day’s posts.


  8. What a fun post. Enjoyed your story and your pictures. Grandkids are so much fun. I already told my hubby we were going to have to fit a trip to Arkansas at Easter in our schedule next year.
    Have a great Easter weekend with your family!
    until next time… nel

  9. Great post and pix were perfect! May you and yours make the best ever new memories this Easter!

  10. I think those candid shots are the best…Loved seeing all the photos of Easter traditions…I know you love having your daughter next door…mine is in walking distance right now…we’re hoping to find her a new place close by, too.
    Happy Easter,
    Mama Bear

  11. Love your blog!
    Hiya! Newest follower from Follow Friday Over 40 Hop– please stop by and say hello! Would love if ya followed back!
    The Purple Goddess

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