Does anyone know what day it is? I’m still trying to figure that out because we had wonderful long weekend with so many celebrations. It was too hard to pick just a few pictures for this post, so please enjoy this photo dump of our colorful weekend.
The end of March is full of birthdays for my family. My dad’s is the 25th, Loren’s is the 27, and my little sister & bro-in-law share the 29th. Since Loren’s birthday fell on Easter this year, I decided to take the Friday before off work so we could celebrate before heading to Cincinnati for the weekend. I gave him his first gift that Friday morning (the other one he got on his actual birthday) before we headed out for a few surprises I had planned. The 1st surprise was a stop at Long’s Bakery for the world’s best donuts. The 2nd surprise was hanging out with some friends at a fun little coffee shop (Calvin Fletcher’s). He had no idea they would be there and was pretty surprised. Unfortunately, we didn’t get any pictures of this. 🙁
And the 3rd surprise was lunch at Thai Spice. It wasn’t a whole lot, and I wish I could have done more, but it was fun to plan and keep him suspense for a little bit.
After lunch, we came home and I Facetimed my dad for a few minutes to wish him a happy birthday. Shortly after the call, we packed up the car and headed to Cincinnati. We arrived just in time to eat dinner with Carrie before heading to a Good Friday service. Later on, we worked on the last of the wedding shower decorations for Joanna’s shower on Saturday.
Saturday was shower day! Loren’s youngest sister is getting married in May, and it was so fun to celebrate her (and Jeffrey). Heather and Carrie did an amazing job planning everything and the setup and decorations were so creative and beautiful.
We were all pretty tired after the shower, so some of went home to take naps before a relaxed bbq dinner at mom & dad’s.
Sunday morning we got up really early for a Crisp Easter tradition – watching the sunrise from the roof! Even though it wasn’t the most spectacular sunrise (we didn’t actually see the sun), it was fun sitting up there on the roof.
After a blessed and joyful Easter service celebrating Christ, we came back to mom & dad’s for dinner and to celebrate Loren’s birthday. It was such an amazing, sunny, beautiful day!!
And then we drove home. We were almost home when we drove into an incredible thunderstorm. The lightning was constantly striking all around us (safely far enough away), and it was quite a beautiful firework display.
I hope you had a blessed Easter weekend celebrating the Reason we live!