Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Weekend

And he said to them, "Do not be amazed; you are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who has been crucified. He has risen; He is not here; behold, here is the place where they laid Him.
-Mark 16:6

Easter weekend was a busy, but fun one! Josh, me, Lila, and our dog, Chevy piled in the car and headed north to Atlanta to be with our families this holiday weekend. We spent Friday night unpacking and visiting with my parents and my brother who flew in from Ole Miss for the weekend. Of course, my mom grabbed Lila the minute we walked in the door, so Josh and I took advantage of the alone time and exercised, he ran around the neighborhood, while I walked on the treadmill. I know, probably not the alone time that you would have taken advantage of, but we needed some exercise endorphines after sitting in the car for 6 hours! Saturday morning, I helped host a bridal shower for my good friend, Brittany, at my friend Sally's new house. We had so much fun seeing old friends and the food and mimosas were great (thanks Mrs. Mentzer!!!). After the shower, Josh, Lila, Chevy, and I went out to Monroe to visit with his family for Easter. Lila spent the afternoon and evening in the arms of her great-grandparents, great aunt, second cousin, and of course her Mamu and Big Pop! She was such a happy baby, and we could tell she was having so much fun 'talking' to Great Papa! It was so sweet! The Easter Bunny brought goodies for Lila at Mamu and Big Pop's as well as my parents, Granddaddy and Grammy's house. We think that's what my mom is going to be called, even though after 10 different names, she still isn't 100% set on Grammy either. Easter Sunday morning we went to church with my family at Peachtree Road Methodist, which is where Josh and I were married. Lila was so perfect during the service! She sat in my lap and looked around the whole time. She really enjoyed looking at the stained glass window next to us. We went for a quick lunch at Market at the W hotel before having to head back to Florida. It was such a quick trip, but we had such a great first Easter as a family of 3!

Playing before driving up to Atlanta for Easter
Lila with her great-grandparents
Family Easter pic with Lila's goodies from the Easter bunny.
Lila with her Easter animals
Great-aunt Suga, Mamu, and baby Lila
Mamu and Big Pop with Lila on the tractor
Big Pop teaching her how to drive.
All dressed up and ready for church.
So happy to be in her dress and matching sunglasses from the Easter Bunny.
Aunt Kimberly playing with Lila before we left for church.
Family pic in the parking lot.
Kimberly, Josh, Lila, me, and Phillip-the Freeman siblings with baby Lila
I couldn't get this picture to turn around! Family Easter Picture in front of the church.
My mom with Lila before the service.
My dad taking a break from usher duties to hold Lila during the service.
Lunch at Market after church.

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