Easter Sunday, and a nice relaxing day, as it should be ...
I got up a little after 07:00 this morning and found Joe and Jess (Linda's parents) down stairs having a nice conversation. Jess asked me if I could make her a cup of coffee (Linda received one of those new style coffee makers from Jason, so we don't have a regular coffee maker. I've learned how to use it, even though I don't drink coffee. Every now and then the knowledge comes in handy.) so I did. We were still deciding on which church service to go to, so we either had to get moving quickly, or we had a little extra time to get ready.
We ended up with a little extra time ... Actually we thought the first service was at 08:30 and later found out it was at 08:00. We would have been horribly late, rather than a little early, as we were. The pews were all full, AND there were extra chairs set up on the side isles. I understand the first service was almost full, as was the third, and the second service, the one we went to, was packed. I hadn't seen that many people in the church before, though we have only been going to that church for a couple of years. Made me feel pretty good that the pastor still made a point to come say hello and meet Joe and Jess.
We got back to the house and had a late breakfast of French Toast (Linda cooked - and it was great - I think I ate too much), and then I did a quick clean up of the kitchen. After that we all just sat around the kitchen table and had a wonderful family conversation. Joe and Jess had brought along a photo album with them, from Joe's family, so Linda was really loving the pictures and the discussion. She learned a few things (I learned a bunch) and it was one of those family times that really makes you glad that you have a great family.
Jason came out about 16:00 (4 pm) to begin working on dinner. He had decided that he wanted to make one of his wonderful soups (almost a stew) so we just basically cleared out the kitchen and let him take over. I helped a little, and the rest was all him. About 17:30 (5:30 pm), the girls came back to the house, and that meant there was going to be an Easter Egg hunt. Jess and I had hidden most of the eggs in the backyard, about the same time Jason began working on the soup. First things first, though - the girls got to check out their baskets, inside the house first. This went on for about 20 minutes, then they were ready to go to the backyard and look for all the "other" eggs. Stacy found most of them, though Jackie did a respectable collection of her own. Shortly after this dinner was ready and the soup was excellent. Each of us had at least two bowls and there was still some left, when we were done.
The only thing left to do was to get the girls down and then the rest of the household down for the night. They asked me to tell them a story tonight, instead of reading, so I made up a story about the Easter Bunny, and how he came to be. It was a simply story, and they liked it, so I was quite happy with the out come. Tomorrow we'll be going up to the house, in the morning and from there Joe and Jess will be heading on back up to their place, as we come back down to here. I suspect that it is going to be another fun day, for all of us. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.