After church some went home to get
tables and chairs and change clothes while others went to get food to
bring. Then everyone began to collect in our living room.
Some just looked pretty...
While others looked pretty
And still others looked pretty
Some busied themselves
preparing the food...
And some busied themselves with
I called everyone
together so we could pray over our food. First I gave a few
instructions then told them why we celebrate Easter. I gave them
an example of one of our grandchildren getting in trouble while another
of them was willing to take the punishment. I told them that's
sort of what our Savior did when He atoned for our sins except that He
for everyone what we could not do for ourselves.
After that I explained to them that without Easter there would have
been no Christmas. Then we offered a blessing on the food,
prepared our plates and went outside where the tables and chairs were
Some ate their food politely.
And some gobbled it down
it was sooooo good!
I asked everyone to wave
at the camera.
Everyone was happy to
We got a great photo of
Linda and her children.
Then we asked all the
kids to step outside so we could photograph them all. 9 of our 11
children were able to be there.
Here's the whole crowd
with our children, their spouses, and children. Not all are in
photo. Altogether, we have 11 children, 23 grandchildren, 1
great-grandchild, and 3 grandchildren "in the oven." By the end
of the year there will be 48 of us including our children's spouses.
After dinner the adults
and older children hid eggs for the youngsters to find afterward.
I especially enjoyed hiding the "golden" egg (with a $5 bill
inside). Thanks to whoever donated the money.
Some had to leave after
dinner. We're most grateful they came even though some had to
drive for several hours and work that night. For those of us who
were able to stick around, we played games in the yard and had a great