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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter 2012

Luckily, my husband was able to change his schedule and get off work so we could spend time with the family. We started the morning with the Easter baskets.
They each got a little something from the Bunny, but of course the baskets aren't really what Easter is about.
hurry up and open it Daddy
a car
and a motorcycle

Lyssa opening her basket
a "Peace basket" and even
 "peace" suckers
poor baby is still sunburned
We then went to his mom's house and his sister came there too.  With our two children and her four children, my mother-in-law really had a house full.
Playing with Grandma's dogs
waiting on lunch, still sunburned from the day before
Hunter and Hailey
Before the kids ate and got their clothes messed up, I wanted to get a picture of all the grand kids together.  This was quite a task trying to get six children to all look in the same direction, smile, and be still, especially when two are under three years old.
Lyssa saying; "How am I supposed to keep him still?"
and one with Grandma
We ate a good meal together and then hid eggs for an Easter egg hunt.
Eli proud of his egg
Daddy helping AJ
putting them in his basket

Hailey found one
Eli found another one
AJ had a problem with the heavier eggs that didn't seem to have anything inside them when he shook them, they were hard boiled and he decided he didn't like them and began to throw them until they cracked and he picked them open.
My sister-in-law and brother-in-law,
Crystal and Gary Ramsey
My mother-in-law, Vicki
and her boyfriend Nathan
After looking a old pictures, I really really wanted to see my brother-in-laws grave.  My husband's brother died in a car wreck and I never got to meet him.  I have no idea what it could be like for the Tennerys to lose someone so young.  In his pictures he was so full of life and had so much to live for.  I never knew him, but I want my son to know everything there is to know about his uncle Andrew that he is named after.

The back of his headstone
A poem that his teacher wrote.
The front of his headstone
With the last picture that was taken before he passed.
Forever and always in his big brother's heart
He will live on in the stories that will be passed down to his nephew.
After this, it was a quiet ride home.  I looked out the window and listened to the radio and my husband was "just thinking" as he put it and the kids were watching tv.  We tried to stop by and see my father-in-law, but they were headed out when we arrived.  We went and saw Grandma and Grandpa Tennery, my husband's dad's parents and his Aunt Tammy and her daughter Minnie was there too.  We had a nice visit and a Great Easter as a family.

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