Our family had an incredible Easter! Holidays seem a lot more fun and magical (as cheesy as that sounds) when babies are involved and this was the first holiday that I feel like Ford could actually participate in. He didn't hunt for eggs but he sure did love shaking them and going through the goodies in his TWO Easter baskets! One from us and one from Mimi and Papa. We spent a few days at my parents lakehouse where Ford got his toes in the sand and had lots of playtime with Embry and we came home Saturday night to get some rest for Sunday's festivities.
Our church, The Austin Stone, relaunched their West campus which happens to be closer to our house on Sunday. Even though our previous campus felt like home, The Lord was calling us to the new campus and it was perfect. We will now be able to serve our community, invite neighbors to church with us, and "do life" with those around us. Worship kicked butt, we witnessed submersion baptisms, and the sermon knocked our socks off. Jon and I were both so glad that our pastor, Matt Carter, didn't preach on the traditional Easter story rather preached on our heavenly inheritance and the first chapter of the book of Ephesians. It gave us hope in knowing as hard as we try to be successful and provide for our family and Ford, those things fade. Our heavenly inheritance will never perish or spoil. Matt also shared that "The Holy Spirit is like a down payment for our heavenly inheritance". Truth! It is amazing to me that once I enter the Kingdom of Heaven, I am at the right hand of Jesus. I am one of God's saints!! If you'd like to listen to the sermon, you can find it here. Do it.
Managed to only get a picture of our family on my iPhone
After Ford's nap we headed to a potluck lunch and egg hunt with friends from church. I realized I only really took pictures of my baby but we had so much fun with old friends, new friends, and about 6 babies to oogle over. Life is so sweet when lived in community.