Thursday, May 2, 2013

Easter 2013

So the next day after the double pirate parties we started celebrating Easter.
We started off by going to the Hafen family Sunrise Service.  We reviewed the Easter story and then had a small testimony meeting.
Usually after the sunrise service we all go to McDonald's for breakfast.  But this year I wanted our family to drive to the Provo City Center Temple and see the progress that had occurred.     

After breakfast we came home and the boys looked for their Easter baskets.  After  a couple of minutes the boys all found theirs.  

It was cute to see Quincy discover his basket.  

I knew that I wanted to include a stuffed animal, because he had loved cuddling with them.  

Happy Boys= Happy Mom

I realized that I didn't take many pictures of our Easter Week Celebration.  
This year I used Jen Lund's Easter Eggs idea.
But I didn't want to use a tree, so I found this cool twig looking basket at Target. 
And we also made an Easter Garden.  
Here is a picture of the entry table on Easter Sunday.  
The twig basket is empty because we opened all the eggs during the week.  

Then on the other wall we have our Easter picture timeline.  

Then across the room was our Easter/Spring Mantel  
I love my blue mason jars that I found at several antique stores in Oregon.  
And I made the baker's twine eggs in the cream bird cage.  

On the dining room table I had our egg holders and our dyed eggs that we used in the Egg Bash.  

And this year our winner was: Walter 

After a nice morning we got ready for church.  The boys got to wear their cute new Easter outfits.  

And then I attempted to take a group picture.  Here is the best one

After church we came home and had a nice Easter dinner.  

Overall it was a wonderful day.  We were able to focus on the true meaning of Easter and we were able to relax as a family.  

1 comment:

Jen said...

I love that you grew real grass in your Easter garden! That's awesome that you did the Easter egg symbols. And I always love your mantel. :) Looks like you had a really nice Easter!