We had a great, fun, and relaxing Spring Break. We went to the beach for the first half...and then stayed home the second half. We got to see both sides of our family...unfortunately, it was because each of our Dads wasn't doing well, but we still got in some quality family time.
And then there was Sunday...EASTER Sunday.
Our church had 3 morning services, and 1 evening service. Our choir sang for the morning services. Holly was on Praise Team, so she had to be at the church at 7:15. I had to be there at 7:30.
It was the best day! I think I've written about how much I LOVE SUNDAYS. And Easter Sunday is the BEST Sunday ever. Right?
Jim, Joshua and Clark came to the 8 a.m. service, and then the boys went home...and Jim stayed to help in the 9:30 service. We ate left-overs for lunch...because we fancy like that.
Holly and Aaron-the-son-in-law came over, and hung out with us for the afternoon. Logan called and wanted to know if we wanted to meet them "half-way" (between where we live and where they live) for dinner, and we said, "YES!"
It.was.awesome. to have everyone together...all 4 of my babies. :) And Morgan's family came, too! And even her grandparents!
We were going to celebrate Joshua's birthday a day early, because he had said he wanted "all the siblings" to be together...and everyone was able to come for dinner that night. Morgan's grandmother came up to me and said, "thank you for letting us come tonight!" I said, "Of course...but JUST SO YA KNOW...we are telling Joshua that this whole thing, and all of y'all being here...is for his birthday." She said, "fine by me!"
We had a great night. At this particular Mexican restaurant, if it's your birthday, they all come out and sing...and they put a small dollup of whipped cream on your nose. I don't know why...they just do. We've been going there for 20 years...this is what they do. I posted the video on my IG (martythemoose). It might not look like Joshua is enjoying himself, but TRUST ME...he loved it.
And then it was time to go. Logan and Morgan had to head back to their home. Morgan's parents and grandparents were heading back to their respective homes. Holly and Aaron were heading back to their home...and we were heading back to ours.
On our way out, Morgan's grandmother...her name is MABEL (is that not the sweetest, most Southern name EVER?)...went up to Joshua and said, "JOSHUA! THANK YOU for letting us come to your birthday dinner!"
And Joshua, honest as always, said, "that's okay...I don't even know who you are!"
"Rejoice in the LORD always, again I say, "Rejoice!" Philippians 4:4