Monday, April 25, 2011

Eventful Easter

As if it were not enough to celebrate Resurrection Day (Hallelujah!  Glory to God for His powerful love that raised Jesus from the grave!!!!!),  we had multiple events today that were memorable.  Two of our darling daughters, oldest and youngest, plus one special son in law and two precious granddaughters were here for the weekend.  We played hard, cooked lots, JB worked hard at Nannie's house, and we had a birthday party in early celebration of Emme's and Ruby's fifth birthday.  This morning we had a great Easter service, which the girls thought was Easter circus (it does sound similar), sang and praised the risen Lord with some dancing and art and Marmee playing with the Praise Team.

After church we ate ham, fresh green beans, asparagus, carrots, spinach with strawberries, and corn,  Nannies mashed potatoes and Mac & Cheese.  Drank blueberry iced tea. More vanilla birthday cake with chocolate frosting and coffee for dessert. While the corn was roasting we hid eggs and Em and Roo hunted.  The weather was a little cool, but sunny and good barefoot weather.

While we were cleaning the kitchen and Kaki and Christel packed to leave, the sky grew dark.  Then we started to hear thunder.  Turned on the TV to catch any weather reports for travel purposes and that proved to be smart.
 JB and Emme watching the rain fall before the big hail started falling.

                                                                    One of the larger ones after it had melted a little.
 My poor hail beaten herbs.
 Lots of desperately needed rain fell!  The wildfires have been terrible and many acres and much property has been lost.  

 Poor pitiful petunias. 

This hailstone fell in the first round of hail.  Four more storms later and lots of rain on it, it was still this big!
And I made three of these pillowcase dresses this weekend between cooking and partying. Gracie gets hers next weekend. 

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