We went to Grandma & Grandpa Meadows' house in Iowa City for Easter - we were able to make a long weekend of it and were there from Thursday night to Sunday afternoon. It was a lot of fun...the kids thoroughly enjoyed hanging out with the four cousins that are in their age group (ages 9 to 12) and the rest of my big family too - older cousins, aunts & uncles and of course their abuelos!
The morning also had a fun Easter Egg Hunt in the front yard. All these festivities were very new to the kids...and they loved them! Though we indulged in many of the 'secular' Easter traditions, we definitely focused on hitting home the message of what Easter is all about. At an experiential Good Friday service it was cool to have the opportunity to discuss in depth with our kids the story of Easter and have them experience it a bit for themselves.
Juancho really thought he was styling with his new tie. He wanted to wear this exact outfit to church again today. And spike his hair again too. He definitely enjoys "lookin' good"! And he carries it off so well...
You know that song, "We are family...I got all my sistahs and me?" Well, it always makes me think of my family...and here I am with 2 of my 3 sisters. Jenni (3 years older than me) is in the blue...she has 3 kiddos too - Heather (12), Sarah (11), and Max (9). Michelle in black in the middle is 5.5 years younger than me and she and her hubby Chris live in Chicago-land with their 2 kitties Kenny and Susie. Not pictured is my sister Debbie whose oldest daughter Ashley (age 19) just moved to MN! She also has two sons - Ryan (age 18) and Joel (age 12). Not included in "The Sistahs" but equally as important is my little bro Jon (age 23) who just recently graduated from college and is immensely talented in singing, acting and dance! He just recently auditioned for some Disney production groups...I'll let ya'll know if he gets a role!
I LOVE MY FAMILY!