Thursday, April 4, 2013

Family and Friends

We had such a glorious Easter day here in Lynden...70 degrees, sunny...nothing at all like we're used to, especially in March. We haven't hosted Easter in a few years so I was really looking forward to having people over! Everyone brings something(s) and aside from getting things set up the day before, all I have to do is cook the hams and have a few sides ready. It's really quite easy and so much fun!

But the best part is just seeing everyone and spending time together! We had 17 people for dinner, of which I took not a single picture. I get so wrapped up in things that I just forget. I did manage to capture the rest of the day though!

The Table Lingerer's!

The Boater's, who finally discovered the steering mechanism!

Badminton got a little intense!

  and goofy! (you knew I'd post it, Braden!)

Some Corn Hole...


The Fans...

Manicures by McKenna!

Love these girls!

 Lot's of  visiting!

 My baby, who just turned 24...ahhhh!

 Add a few pets to the mix! (Benny went snowboarding the day before...goggle lines!)

Me and Ash...

Such a perfect day to celebrate the Risen King of Creation! We are so blessed!
Thanks  to everyone for sharing, cleaning, playing, staying and making the day so memorable!


  1. It looks like you had a blast!!

  2. Looks like you had a wonderfully blessed Easter!!

  3. What a wonderful day. Your first time to have Easter in years and my first time to not have it at our house. Unlike your weather, we still have piles of snow and mud where it had started thawing. Decided since all the children would want an Easter Egg hunt if we had it to let everyone spend their day elsewhere and I happily went to church which I cannot do on these days and have dinner ready. But....I missed it all so much, I am sure there will be egg hiding and food prep next year come rain or shine. I love to see everyone playing games and enjoying each others company!

  4. Gosh! Those are the moments that define our lives, aren't they?

    It looks like something everyone will talk about for years to come!

    I love all your activities! And the smiling pictures you shared here with us.

  5. I want to hear about your trip to TN. Thank you!