easter weekend

flowers at Pike Place Market, Seattle

How was your Easter weekend?
Ours was glorious!
The week leading up to Easter was a little crazy.
We were in California all week, flew home Friday night and then left early, early Saturday morning for a 5-hour drive over to Seattle for the weekend.

The weather was perfect on Saturday, about 70 degrees with sunny, clear skies.
We walked around Pike Place Market and enjoyed the Aquarium.
Downtown Seattle is by far one of my favorite places on the planet.

On Sunday morning, we drove out to Qwest Field, home of the Seattle Seahawks, for Mars Hill Church's Easter Celebration.
After driving around for an hour looking for parking and walking about 10 blocks in the rain with 4 children, we finally made our way into the stadium and found seats.
All of the parking woes, and the walking, and the rain were well worth it!
We snuggled up under our blankets--I'm so glad fleece blankets do well in the rain--and were blessed, blessed, blessed!
Pastor Mark preached a great message on who Jesus is.

This, I loved..."Jesus was not a good man...He is the God-Man. The Bible says there are none that do good."

There is nothing redeemable in man.
We all need Jesus.
It was all so, so good.

A quick Starbucks warm-up stop after the service.
Hot chocolate and lattes all around. :)

Then we headed up north to Arlington to visit our wonderful friends for Easter lunch.
They had Easter baskets and an egg hunt for our kids!

Hope your Easter was wonderful, too!


♥ Carrie Shan said...

What great memories you guys create for your family. I love it.

Kelley said...

I'm with Carrie. Lovely memories indeed. Your children are sure growing!

He is risen!

Wendy said...

We love you and loved every minute with the six of you. xox

Nikki said...

How fun that you were at Qwest on Easter, too! We were in the 300 level, far left of stage. Wasn't it amazing? I keep looking at the photos on the Flickr photostream and being amazed at what God did.

Jenny said...

Nikki! So were we! Wait...we were in the 300 section on the right side if you're facing the stage, left side if you're on stage. Diane said she was down in one of the Connect Tents. Wish I could have seen her. I don't think I ever mentioned to her that I know you...

Ashley DeLen said...

Oh you are so lucky to have been able to go to the Mars Hill Church. Confession....every other week we watch Pastor Mark online and call it PJ church.... :O) Love a good, refreshing service....