We had a really beautiful time celebrating Easter over the weekend, reflecting on Jesus’s love, sacrifice, suffering, death, and resurrection. There was lots of hard work that went into preparing for the holiday, so I’m looking forward to getting caught up and catching my breath.
I’m up way past my bedtime and will likely kick myself for this in the morning, but I wanted to at least get some of the photos from Easter up on the blog, before it gets too far away from me. (Nobody’s trying to look at Easter pics on Cinco de Mayo.) :-)
Let me start by saying that the photos in this post of Jameson and his cousins are causing me to die a slow death from the cuteness overload. And a note to Jordan’s mom: Ma – consider this a preview of one of your Mother’s Day gifts to come.
Now before I get to those photos, a quick recap of the weekend: our church hosted our first Good Friday service. I ugly cried. A lot of people said it was one of their favorite services ever. On Sunday morning, our church community welcomed almost 700 people to service. The celebration was real. Jordan preached a great message. I took some photos. I got to crack a couple jokes on stage. I cheered and danced for Jesus from my seat. I hugged a lot of people I really like.Bonus: When everything was cleaned up after service, we got to take one of the flower arrangements of cherry blossoms home with us. I was pumped and had a good laugh as Jordan carried the 5 ft. tall arrangement through the streets of Harlem. Totally worth him being poked in the neck by branches so I can enjoy this beauty at home. Spring is in my apartment!After church, we spent the afternoon with family in Long Island. Jameson is obsessed with his big cousins, Jocelyn (7) and Jayden (4), so he was in heaven as they got to open their Easter goody bags, play with bubbles, and run around the backyard.
I was determined to get some photos of the three of them together, because our attempt at a photo with the Easter Bunny last weekend was an epic fail. Jameson took one look at the Easter Bunny, and sheer terror ensued.
All good, because getting them in their adorable Easter outfits–which were serendipitously coordinated–proved to make for some ridiculously good shots. So good, I’m just gonna flood you with them. Oh my goodness.People at church couldn’t get enough of Jameson’s hat and suspenders, and let me tell you, he was pretty pleased with himself when he saw himself in the mirror after I got him dressed. These kids bring us a lot of joy.
And bubbles bring Jameson tremendous joy.Sidebar: If you’ve been deceived to think Jameson is always cooperative while being photographed, allow me to submit this photo:We did somehow manage to get one family photo in, although you can see Jameson is only concerned with blowing more bubbles.
It was a good day! Here’s to the hope and joy of Easter carrying us through the entire year.