Sunday, April 08, 2007

HAPPY EASTER!!

And what a wonderful Easter it has been. So much to be thankful for. We are blessed beyond measure....

First of all, thank you to all for the prayers and well wishes for Aaron. His surgery Friday went extremely well. In fact, they sent him home Friday night!! (Which still has us amazed!!) His pain has already gotten better. The surgical pain is there and he still has a lot of healing to do, but definitely headed in the right direction!!





Ryan and Mallory put on an Easter egg hunt for all of us on Saturday. I didn't do so well.. but mostly because I was so cold!! (And that was even wearing my winter parker and fingerless gloves!!). With much assistance, I did manage to find 8 of the 9 eggs they hid for me.

















I offered Sumo some of the eggs I had found.. but he preferred his rawhide. Go figure. (Next year we will have to put some milkbones in the eggs!!)


















But, the most EXCITING egg hunt came later in the day. Ryan had hid eggs all over town for Mallory, with each egg holding some chocolate and a clue to where the next egg was hiding. The final egg was in his pocket and held... A RING!!! And on one knee, he asked her to be his, and she said YES!! We could not be more thrilled!! Since before our children were born we have been praying for their spouses. Mallory is above and beyond those prayers and hopes.


Ryan had also arranged for Mallory's family to be at our house when they came in to announce it. With a quick hug, we sent Mallory into the living room to 'call her mom'. Instead, of course, there was her mom and dad and sister to get the news in person.

Yes, we are blessed.

Praying you all had a Blessed Easter!!


Until Next Time......

14 comments:

rohanknitter said...

Oh my goodness! What an exciting weekend! Big congrats to the engaged couple and I hope Aaron will heal quickly. Wow!!

monica said...

Oh how wonderful. I got teary eyed reading about your son and his future wife. I too have prayed for my kids and their future spouses. And that is a great picture of them. I hope Aaron heals quickly.

Bonnie D. said...

OMG!!!! Janice, what an absolutely incredible weekend. I just love how your son proposed. Congratulations to you all!

hakucho said...

You and your family were truely blessed this Easter!! I'm so glad Aaron is doing so well, that's fabulous!! Congratulations to the newly engaged couple. Very sweet :) and hope they will always be very happy!

Lisa said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend. So much good news! Congrats!

Kristin said...

That is GREAT news! What a wonderful way to propose, I love a good scavanger hunt.
Last week there was a charity running a fundraising dog egg hunt, all the eggs had dog treats in them.

Sheri at The Loopy Ewe said...

What an exciting weekend! Ryan, since you're our godson, does this mean that we can claim Mallory as our goddaughter-in-law? :-) Can't wait to give you both a big hug. We're thrilled for you.

Janice - somehow Easter eggs don't seem to go with a winter coat and fingerless mitts. Where's the warm weather??

Allison said...

OMG! What a wonderful Easter!! Your post made me almost cry. I'm so happy for you and your family and what a beautiful photo of the happy couple. My thoughts are with Aaron for a speedy recovery.

Shelley said...

Glad to hear the surgery went well. I've been praying.

Congratulations on the upcoming wedding!!! What a sweet romantic way of proposing! The picture is very sweet - I like how only the flowers are in colour.

Joy said...

Congratulations to you and the family. Your are truly blessed!

AR said...

It's great that the surgery went well.
What a wonderful Easter! How exciting and sweet!!

Robin said...

How exciting Janice. You get to be a mother in law and I am sure you will be great at it. Glad to hear that Aaron is doing well. Tell Ryan congrats.

Heidi said...

Wow, what blessings....there's literally a tear in my eyes!!

I'm rejoicing with you!

TeAntae said...

OH MY GOSH!!!

How utterly romantic and fantastic! Talk about the ultimate Easter surprise. She's one lucky girl. You're one wonderful mom. *hugs*

And that photo, stunning.