Easter Recap

 My life has changed a lot from a year ago.  This time last year we were barely keeping our heads above water with Lucy's health.  Every day seemed to be shadowed with a dark cloud of despair.  These days things seem to be going so well.  I try not to get too far ahead of myself, but planning for our future is so encouraging now.  God has chosen to bless our family and we are truly living every day to the absolute fullest.

I can't believe I'm just getting around to posting our Easter pictures. All this living life to the fullest has us awfully busy, but we love it.  As we were gone the entire week before Easter, we missed a lot of Easter festivities.  We managed to get in the most important fun things in the two short days we had before returning to school.

Of course, top on our list was dying Easter eggs.   Jack was the most excited, as this was the first year he could really participate.  Five spilled cups of Easter egg dye later, we had some really "colorful" creations.  I was so busy cleaning up messes that I hardly got to take any pictures.

Easter morning the kids woke up to three baskets filled with treats.  The Easter Bunny always brings a swimsuit (he's a very practical bunny) and then other little "happies."  

After church, we went to my parents house for Easter lunch.  We had a great egg hunt planned but rainy weather dampened our fun.  We still managed to have a great time with an inside egg hunt.  We got rather creative with our hiding places...look at the picture below of my grandparents.  

After we finished our egg hunt, we celebrated my niece's birthday with some yummy gluten free cupcakes.  She, my mom and I share the same Celiac misfortune.  After more than two years, the GF baked goods are finally growing on me.  Everyone seemed to enjoy them.

I pray that your Easter was as blessed as mine.  I have been reminded on a daily bases of the reason we celebrated that very special day.  I hope you have, too.  
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  1. That looks like a lovely Easter celebration. So glad you got to enjoy the day.

  2. How fun! My Mom has tried a couple of GF recipes, etc. She even found a good GF cookbook from Amazon that had pretty decent and good GF recipes.


  3. I just love your grandparents so that pic gave me a sweet chuckle. Glad you all have a great Easter!

  4. Kate! We do have mutual friends so I don't feel like I am completely lurking while reading about your sweet family :) But I have been reading for a two years and these pictures are the happiest I have seen Lucy! That brings joy to my heart. You are a good mom. Your love and attention to those three babies does not go unnoticed :) Happy EASTER!

  5. Kate your family has truly come a long way from the despair of last year. Lucy seems like a completely different girl. Your family is truly blessed. I pray for your family and marvel at how far you all have come. Your spirit has also taught me not to take anything for granted and to live life to the fullest. So very happy for your family!

  6. I would love to know if you have a certain Gluten Free cook-book that you use? Our 3 year old daughter was just diagnosed Celiac and since she is adopted from Russia, I'm very new to this and don't have the past recipes to go off of. Thank you

  7. Thanks for sharing your pictures Kate - they were ALL Great. OMG!!! The one with Lucy reaching for the Grandpa's egg both melted my heart and put the BIGGEST Smile on my face. She just looks so absolutely THRILLED!!!! I love it....and I love her too!!! :-) I am so very happy you guys had a wonderful Easter. I can't think of a more deserving family!!! :-) God Bless!!! xoxo

  8. I love the pictures of the grandparents "hiding" the eggs! So cute!