Easter is one of my most favorite days of the year because while bunnies and chocolate eggs are good, celebrating Jesus and his resurrection is amazing and every year we do it in a pretty similar way.  For our family, Easter means getting up early for our church’s Sunrise Service at the beach.

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A few years, like this one, the sun doesn’t show up for the Sunrise Service.  Which means it’s not quite as pretty as other years, but it’s still powerful in it’s own, cloudy way.

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We had the sweetest little ones join us for our service this year and I give them and their mamas a lot of credit for bringing them out so early.  For our Sunrise Service, we sang a few songs and Pastor Kaleb shared a nice message.

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And then we went back to church to enjoy a nice Easter breakfast.

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A huge thanks to the amazing men who prepared our food!  Also, I think Auburn and I share a similar love for fruit salad.

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At 10:00am, we gathered together as a church to celebrate Jesus and his resurrection.

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Again, Pastor Kaleb shared a beautiful sermon about Jesus and how his resurrection changes our lives.

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While the adults were enjoying their time upstairs, our children’s programs were full with wonderful kids learning all about Jesus and his love for them.

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I’m so thankful for our church and especially for the many programs they provide that help children learn about God.

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From our nursery to our preschool to our Kids Church, these kids had a fun and full morning.

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After church, like the crazy photography loving person that I am, I found a few people who let me gather them together to take a quick Easter picture or two.

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Family is so important and I would also argue that church family is so important as well.

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A teensy part of me was sad that we weren’t able to be with family for Easter this year (or most years actually).  But that is where our church family has filled so many voids.  We truly are surrounded by so many people that we love and it’s a great thing indeed!

The rest of our day was pretty relaxed.  Christian actually had work and so we waited to have our big meal till 8 when he got home.  Ellee cooked and baked up lots of delicious treats and all in all it was a wonderful day of celebration.  Happy Easter Friends!

Written by lauraherr8

I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

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