Addy’s First Easter

We celebrated Easter with our Eastern Washington kids on their mountain that they’ve marked with a B. All through the morning texts flew back and forth from Texas, Southern California and Western Washington with our Easter greeting to each other, Christos Voskress! Voistinu Voskress! We always give each other the Easter greeting, Christ is Risen, He is risen indeed in Russian. And we say it back and forth three times.

This year we had brunch with some of Jamie’s family and a friend of the family.

We had an egg casserole that cooked in the slow cooker. I forgot to take a photo of it. Granny’s deviled eggs had some extras in them that made me want more than one or two. We had the traditional Seernaya Paska to spread on our Easter Bread.

The Grannies on Jamie’s side got in some good cuddle time. Dear read the resurrection passage from Matthew 28 and prayed a blessing on our gathering and then we all dug in.

Brian’s birthday was the day before Easter so we sang happy birthday and ate some pie made in his honor.

More cuddle time for Jamie’s mom, Addy’s Granny.

Addy decided sleep was a good thing for Easter.

The sunshine was so welcome. We were all so grateful for the the warmer temperatures. Addy slept a lot on her first Easter. Wish we had Easter Monday here in the U.S. so our son could have one more day at home but it’s off to work today for him after a nice stretch of paternity leave.

I love Easter. Hope yours was filled with joy!

 

16 thoughts on “Addy’s First Easter

  1. Best Easter ever! She is such an adorable little bunny and I love the picture with Rayna peeking over their shoulders. So glad you were there for this one of many first to come :).

  2. I love reading about everyone’s holiday traditions!

    Addy was adorable asleep in her boppy with the bunny ears on! So cute!

  3. You’ll never forget this Easter! I know how some of our special holidays that we spent visiting kids stand out. It’s so good to see how Addy is surrounded with love. What a blessing!

  4. Addy is one of the cutest babies I’ve ever seen. She is beautiful already!!
    Looks like a fabulous time was had by all.

  5. Your Easter celebration sounds wonderful, Ellen! Thank you for sharing your Russian greeting here with us. Our pastor and his wife were missionaries in Germany for a number of years and they had some Russian people who attended the church they had there. Yesterday he was telling us about the very greeting that you shared and said he couldn’t say it in Russian but he said it in German for us! Addy looked so sweet in all the pictures.

    You are such a blessing to me, my friend. I thank the Lord often for allowing our paths to cross. xx

  6. Isn’t that the sweetest little bunny?! I think of the verse from the song “Because He Lives” . . .

    How sweet to hold a newborn baby
    And feel the pride and joy (s)he brings
    But greater still the calm assurance
    This child can face uncertain days because He lives!

  7. Hello, sounds like you had a wonderful happy blessed Easter. Addy is so sweet and adorable, love her in the cute bunny ears. Lovely collection of photos. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

  8. Wasn’t the weather lovely for Easter this year? God was shining down on us! I had two new, precious grandbaby girls (Astraea is 3 months and Gladys is six days old) over at my house! And of course my grandsons (Jamie, who is five, and Remi, who is three!

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