easter weekend

how was your easter weekend? did it fly by as quickly as ours seemed to?

we worked hard on saturday to get some projects done upstairs (and made the usual menards trip) and then spent the evening at brad and lorna beth's for a small group easter dinner. our small group has been such a blessing to us and we have loved studying the old testament with the other couples!

on sunday, we were ambitious and made it to the 8am worship service. we got to see my family there for a bit, then we headed over to ben's parents' house for lunch and easter egg hunt goodness. it was a smaller group for easter this year with our friend crystal and her kids who are like family to us!

it was sweet to chat with crystal and get baby advice from her, specifically about hospital stuff——she's been through the process four times and has lots of experience. :)

as i sit here writing and uploading these pictures i am so thankful for family, friends, and most of all, a risen Savior. our friend brad reminded us that our faith hinges upon the fact that the tomb was empty. the Lord is risen. risen indeed!