Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Blizzards and bunnies!

Another attempt to get a picture before church on Easter Morning... it could be worse... at least their all looking!

Isn't she pretty!
OK-this is the deal. We have a easter egg hunt each year at my Dad's.
As "the real reason for the season" is emphasized at our house-this is their chance for
candy and bunnies!
Don't get me wrong. I have nothing against the easter bunny-well, maybe I don't. {wink}
I just don't know when the emphasis became big baskets of toys, instead of reflection on
the biggest gift ever offered humanity.
I try for balance. A little fun didn't hurt anyone. As long as they know it isn't "the point". :)
YIKES-got off subject there for a minute! (or did I??)

ANYWAY, we do this egg hunt each year at my Dad's house... but this year, we had a little surprise. It snowed hard enough that some of the candy couldn't be seen! JUST when the kids started the hunt, the sky's opened up and DUMPED on them!
I took shelter in the garage, and took pictures from there!
TOO funny!
Compare the snow on the ground from the first pictures to the last!

The sweet white pattened shoes had to be nixed for practical boots! :)
Jeff taking shelter under a sled! He'll be able to ride it soon!!
At least Grandpa Don and Grandma Dinah were dressed for the occasion! :)
OK, check out Jer's hair! It was snowin' hard!
Dad helping Gabriel find some loot! (The cash!)
As you can see by Cora's basket, they did alright regardless of the conditions!
Gabriel didn't miss a beat! Check out the snow in the background! WOW!
Cora sorting her treasures!
Gabriel displaying a prize-a chocolate bunny!
One of Gavin's favorite things about visiting Grandma and Grandpa's house? Atari Classic!
Dinah making the famous "Kraft Dinner" -for the kids... yeah right. For Dad!!!
Amber being grossed out by her beloved. :) Always a few laughs at our family gatherings. :)
OK, don't ask me why everyone was standing... the couches look plenty comfy to me! Thanks Dad and Dinah for another memorable Easter! :)
And praise Him for our health and happiness!!


Ashleigh Dillin said...

Cora's Easter dress is so cute! And sorry to hear about the snow on Easter while I was sitting in AZ in 90 degree weather :) Check out the blog :)

Anonymous said...

Too funny! It was really snowing. I need to send you my Easter pic and I was only 2 hours away. What a difference. Looks like a fun day.

Apryl said...

What an Easter--snowed here too (no big surprise). Your ability to show grace with egg hunting is admirable! My mom's church supplied chocolate bunnies for all the kids...huh? Everett just couldn't see the correlation between Resurrection and bunnies. How to explain this one...'kids, just eat 'em and be happy.'

Marion said...

I didn't know that you were related to Jeff Cottrell!