Gratituesday: Easter Weekend


Our Easter weekend was very full.

Full of travel. Full of friends. Full of LTC events. Full of the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection.

It started out on Friday night with Asa and Justus participating in the LTC Bible bowl. I don’t want to brag (yes…yes I do) but the boys each did very well. They had studied so hard, and they were so excited about their results. Our favorite part? They learned the gospel of John frontward and backward!

Saturday we spent the day watching the events our own kids were involved in, and the events the other kids from church were in (ooh, and running into friends we only get to see once a year!). Here are a few pictures:

Justus and Asa both took part in this puppet show. Justus was the third burly guy from the left…Asa was the puppet laying down. He was the “lame man”. Amazing though…by the end of the show, he had picked up his mat and walked! :)

Here was the (adorable!) skit Justus was in. He’s sitting in the second chair from the right. Matt directed this skit and oh my word these third graders pulled it off like champs.

Here was Asa’s skit. He was part of the “LLW” Rock Band (Light, Life, Word was the theme this year). Asa is the second punked-out dude from the right…wearing the lovely black wig. This skit was very cool!

Not to be outdone..Malachi put on Asa’s wig after the show and wore if for about an hour. Yes, I was um…proud.

The boys were also in a large chorus, singing “Thy Word” and “Firm Foundation”. Apparently I am completely unable to watch my children sing songs to Jesus along with a group of other kids without getting teary eyed. It was so precious!

After all of our events were over…we headed back to our friends’ house for the night. We enjoyed a wonderful night of visiting (and hunting 100 Easter eggs that had miraculously been hidden while we were gone!).


We had Easter dinner together after church Sunday afternoon, before we headed back to Nebraska.


Today for Gratituesday, I’m grateful that if someone was going to be caught in a picture stuffing a bite of food into their mouth…it was Asa and not me. :)  Just kidding. Sort of.

Seriously…I am so completely grateful for everything about our weekend. The time to get away and have a “mini-vacation” was wonderful. The time spent with our friends in KC was delightful, as usual. And…well…Easter is just a beautiful celebration.

What are you grateful for this Gratituesday?


  1. jamie says

    Sounds like such a blast. Also, your hair looks very pretty and is more a natural blonde than brown. I wouldn’t color it.


  2. says

    Okay! This is Patti alias Gigi! I had a terrible time coming up with a “grandma” name for me with the birth of our first grandchild last week. Since Gigi has the first 3 letters of my blog, I thought, “What a perfect daily reminder that God Is Good…” :) So thankful for NEW LIFE and NEW LIFE in Jesus!


  3. says

    Mini-vacations are the best! Not too much stress to prepare to leave, not too much to do when you get home. Glad to be home, but still glad that you left.

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time.


  4. says

    Hey, if we hadn’t had to move from Omaha, we would have been at the same LTC convention as you! It’s been 4 years, and I still think of all my friends back there on Easter weekend. I even called and left messages on my friends’ cell phones on Saturday.

    Glad you all had a good time.


  5. says

    Your boys are adorable! I’m glad you had a great weekend as a family, and that they’re learning to be great leaders. Kudos to their great mom, of course! <3


  6. Julie in Australia says

    That sounds like a great weekend. I too am unable to see my kids do anything “up front” without getting teary. My eight year old daughter was asked to pray out the front of Church on Good Friday. She wrote the whole thing by herself and was very brave. We were so pleased she had this opportunity to encourage others, especially other children.

    I also loved your photo of the boys sitting so beautifully at the table with their hands by their sides or in their laps. Such an image of self control.



  7. Susan says

    I am so thankful that my little guy, after having a tough teething day, slept so well. God is good all the time, the little things remind me of that. : )


  8. says

    Aww, that’s so cool. My little one is only 7 months old, but I’m eagerly anticipating many moments like those to come in the future.


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