We arrived home yesterday after a fun-filled Easter week in Georgia visiting with Josh's side of the family.
I can't tell you how terrific it felt to leave our crazy-house-selling duties at home and soak up some lovely southern sunshine. And while I wouldn't go so far to say that it was a relaxing vacation (13 little kiddos in one house...need I say more?!), it was extremely wonderful to be with family we rarely get to see. It was Josiah's first time meeting nearly all of his cousins, aunts, and uncles so it was very special to see him with them!
Not only was this our first Easter with Josiah, it was also the first time we traveled away from home for more than a weekend. Si proved to be an excellent traveler! He was his happy little self the entire time, slept great, and played hard. He adored his cousins and they were pretty wild about him, too.
Isn't it almost always inevitable that when you're living in close quarters with 20+ people, folks are bound to get sick? Well, the theory proved to be correct with us since the flu spread like wildfire from person to person. Josh and I were horribly sick yesterday...perfect timing as we spent the morning flying back from Georgia. Thankfully our son, The World's Best Traveling Toddler, just sat quietly on our laps the entire flight eating Gold*Fish and checking out the Sky*Mall catalog. Even so, I nearly burst into tears of relief when arrived home....and when Si's G-ma came to play with him all day so that we could recover (Thanks Mom!).
Josh and I are feeling much better today. Si showed signs this week that he wasn't feeling well, but so far hasn't gotten too sick. Please please please pray that it stays that way!
Oh, in case you're in need of a Si fix, here are a few cute photos from our week...
I hope you all had a very lovely Easter holiday! As you can see, we had a fantastic time with family playing and chatting and celebrating all that the Lord has done for us. What a blessing!
He lives! All glory to his name!
He lives, my Jesus, still the same.
Oh, the sweet joy this sentence gives:
"I know that my Redeemer lives!"
I don't think it's ever too late to say...Happy Easter!!!