Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Easter Pictures 2013

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend. Ours was so much fun. We got to see many of our friends and family as we traveled back to our hometown. We were able to go to church as a family and then feast and play at the ranch afterwards. Lots of play time with cousins! 

I managed to get a few pics of the kids before church.

Hailey with her best bud and cousin, Lily. These girls have so much fun together despite the occasional fight ;o)

Hailey on the tire swing at the ranch.

The weather was perfect!

Easter prayer before the feast.

My sis and I had a birthday last week. So happy to get to see my womb buddy. We hadn't seen each other since Thanksgiving and were in need of  a "twin fix".

Egg hunt! I decided this would be the last year for Josiah to hunt eggs. He is way too competitive. From now on he'll be hiding them! 

My chocolate-smeared nephew, Elijah. What a cutie pie!

My oldest nephew, Josh, pushing Josiah on the tire swing. Josiah was in heaven!

Hailey found $5 from her Nana and Papa in an egg with her name on it. She was so excited!

Waiting for her turn on the tire swing.

Even I got a turn! It pays to have older nephews, LOL!

Love the joy in Hailey's face.

Can't believe how tall Josh is getting. His voice is changing, too. Oh, time goes so fast!

Unfortunately our perfect day ended a bit rough. My second oldest, nephew, Marcus, broke his leg while riding an ATV at the ranch. He had to have knee surgery last week to re-attach his ACL, but he is doing well and healing up nicely. 

The day after Easter brought more serious drama to our family. My 91 year old grandpa was hauling off brush using his workhorses when they spooked and the reins pulled out of his hand. He held on to the wagon seat for as long as he could (he was standing beside the wagon when the horses took off) and then dropped onto the curb. He smashed his face up really good and broke his neck and two places in his back, plus six broken ribs. The road rash was horrible and he had to have plastic surgery to repair the hole in his cheek. I will spare you the pictures. Through lots of prayer, he is up and walking around and determined to get better! We have so much to be thankful for. I appreciate everyone who has rallied around our family during this difficult time. 

We are still waiting for move orders from the military so we can put our house on the market again. I'm trying so hard to be patient. 

May God bless each of you as we move into spring and experience the beauty of new growth all over again.  



aimee said...

I had a big smile on my face while I was reading this post (except for the part about your nephew and grandpa that is)! The scenery at the ranch is amazing--loved it and the tire swing! Wonderful photos Jackie:)
Blessings to you + yours,

Rachel and Family said...

Love your Easter outfit!! Beautiful family. Go girl on that rope swing :) So good to see Stacie on here too. I loved her top, wondered about her bottom. Happy Birthday!!

Camille said...

What lovely photos of a wonderful family day! I enjoy seeing you and Stacie together...what a precious blessing that you were able to get together for Easter.

Sorry to read of Marcus and your Grandpa! I will be praying for them both.

With Love,

Camille said...

Oh...and Happy Belated Birthday! What is the date?

Jill said...

Love all the pictures looks like a wonderful day, sorry to hear about your nephew and grandfather ! I hope they continue to heal well. Any blessings to you all!



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