By: Jennifer Murray

Easter 09

Let’s start at the very beginning.  A very good place to start…

I knew in order for all of us to be ready ON TIME for church on Sunday morning, I had to plan ahead.  This involved laying out 2 sweater vests, 10 shoes, 4 collared shirts, 4 pairs of khaki pants, 8 socks, 1 backup pair of pants and shoes,and a partridge in a pear tree. Whoops!  Wrong Holiday!  

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We had some time before heading out the door for a few or 20 group pictures.  And yes, their 4 little mouths just might contain chocolate egg. Bribes are a sometimes a necessary means for the purpose of capturing a family memory, wouldn’t you agree?

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Trying out the tripod for a family shot…

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After church and a short nap, we headed to Gramma and Grampas (Brad’s parents).  We pulled up to a yard full of eggs that were waiting to be captured.

Henry paired up with daddy to hunt for eggs.

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Brooks handing off his loot to Grampa.

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One last sweep of the grounds. (Clark, Isaac, Henry)

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The boys also enjoyed playing as Clark calls it, "I Get You", with family.

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Brooks making a run for it.

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The Whole Murray/Cronkhite Group ShotDSC_1745c

And a silly shot, because you can only act serious for so long…DSC_1747c

Seriously….

I think Easter becomes more significant to me each year, as I reflect even greater upon the sacrifice of my Savior, the miracle of His resurrection, and the promise of eternal life.  Through Him we have living hope!

1 Peter 1:3: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”

Much like the side items of Christmas (stockings, Santa, trees, etc.), the pastel clothing, the plastic eggs, the family gatherings, the beloved Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs, bring us much joy. However, it bears no resemblance to the pivotal celebration of an empty tomb.  My prayer is that each of you reading may know The Power of the Cross.

"This, the power of the cross:
Christ became sin for us;
Took the blame, bore the wrath—
We stand forgiven at the cross."

13 Responses to “Easter 09”

  1. Tony & Jaimie
    April 13, 2009 at 11:46 pm #

    Looks like you had a wonderful day celebrating the resurrection of our Lord! I do love all the pics and the great reminder of what Christ did for us.

    jz

  2. debi9kids
    April 14, 2009 at 1:49 am #

    What a beautiful post. I love all of these photos, capturing your gorgeous & blessed family.

    So very much for us to all appreciate and love on the most blessed of holidays.

  3. Jenn Brothers-Haler
    April 14, 2009 at 8:26 am #

    Wonderful post Jen! And I’m going to pretend that I can tell them apart and comment how much lighter Isaac’s hair looks than the other 3! Such cuties!

  4. Ashley
    April 14, 2009 at 9:29 am #

    The boys are so cute and getting big!! Glad you had a great Easter- isn’t it the BEST holiday!! Our God is alive!!!

  5. Anonymous
    April 14, 2009 at 10:08 am #

    Cute pictures. Why only two sweater vests, they are so darling. Looks like they had a fun day. Must of been tired at the end.

    Heather

  6. Michelle
    April 14, 2009 at 10:42 am #

    WHAT A FUN DAY! The boys looks really cute!

  7. Devin
    April 14, 2009 at 3:06 pm #

    Seeing your boys and your adventures just never, ever gets old! They are so adorable…glad your Easter was wonderful too!

  8. Anonymous
    April 14, 2009 at 6:21 pm #

    Great pictures…thank you for sharing. And a wonderful Easter message. May the Lord continue to bless your family.

    Gail
    Annapolis, MD

  9. Goerlich Quadruplets
    April 14, 2009 at 8:19 pm #

    Amazing words and gorgeous photos as well? You go, Jen! The boys look so handsome! What a wonderful Easter celebration you had with family, just beautiful. Sending my love…Mari

  10. Barbara Manatee
    April 14, 2009 at 9:15 pm #

    Looks like a wonderful day! The boys look so adorable and looks like they had so much fun with the egg hunt. Our twins enjoyed that, too!!

  11. Anonymous
    April 14, 2009 at 10:16 pm #

    BEAUTIFUL AND SO PRECIOUS!!! Is Clark a bit taller than the others or is he just sitting on a toy? ha. Just curious, as always!!
    Happy Easter!!
    Heidi C., IN

  12. Jac Tubre
    April 14, 2009 at 10:18 pm #

    Great post…looks like you had tons of fun!!

    Jac

  13. Mrs. Wilson
    April 15, 2009 at 5:17 am #

    beautiful. I’m glad you had a happy Easter. For Jesus reasons and for chocolate reasons.

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