This is what we do for the joy of the King,
For His peaceable Kingdom,
For a world in despair.
And this is why we bring any hope we can give,
Any bread from the table,
Any touch of His hand.
This is what we do.
This is where we go.
This is why we sing.
This is how we live.
This is who we are.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Great Memories - Easter 2008

Easter weekend was jam-packed with fun and work.  Since Kristi, Curtis, Brian and I had to be at church early Saturday afternoon to prepare for rehearsal and the Saturday night services, we all gathered at our house around noon.

When everyone's there, our place is quite "cozy" but that makes things interesting!

Haley and Emily having some quality "Cuz Time"

From the time Kristi and Jennifer were very young, we've had the tradition of making an "Easter Bunny Cake." Lyn found this great recipe over 30 years ago--only involves a regular cake mix (2 9" round pans--ears and bow tie cut out of one), coconut, jelly beans, and red licorice strings.

Of course, the tradition is being passed on to the grandchildren. As you can see here, Haley LOVES the idea!  In the video below, the girls help Lyn decorate.  By the way, when we had the cake after Easter Dinner, Haley did the honors of cutting it--basically major surgery on the poor bunny--and single-handedly devoured 95% of the jelly beans!

Happiest Cook On The Planet

Jennifer and Emily enjoyed some fun time
 with Lexi admiring her cousin.

We had 5 services over the weekend--1 Saturday and 4 on Sunday. Because Sunday was such a long morning (call time was 7 am  and we finished about 1:20 pm), we spent a lot of time in our greenroom/office area.  Our totals for the weekend were over 5000!

The Green Room

Lexi spent Saturday night with us.  (Haley spent it with Grandma  and Granddad Templeton). This is the first time Kristi and Lexi saw each other on Easter morning.

Lexi and Mommy

A tired moment for Curtis.  Putting the "green" in the Green Room

This is Simone, our sweet cellist who plays in our string quartet.  Wish we could afford these women every week!

The girls help Mamaw-Lyn decorate the traditional Easter Bunny Cake

Emily Playing On Her Easter Bunny Quilt


johnsonandjohnson said...

It was a great weekend spending time with the fam!

Diane Davis said...

i didn't put you on my LAME list of no easter posts, so now you get extra points. :) that emily is the cutest baby ever. and that cake looks HUGE! you are all so lucky that you live close together.

Diane Davis said...

i just now watched the video of lexi and haley "helping lynn decorate the cake". um, that is one way to say it. very cute and very funny. :)