Sunday morning I woke up and prepared all of the goodies the Easter Bunny brought Franklyn overnight. After staying up late, he wasn't too thrilled to climb out of bed earlier than usual for a Sunday, but I eventually coaxed him out from under the covers.
After we showered and got dressed I convinced Franklyn to let me get some pictures. It wasn't an easy task. He looked so adorable though! My mom and dad bought him a sharp looking seersucker suit especially for Easter and I couldn't wait to snap some photos! Franklyn is quite the poser, so he couldn't keep the solemn look for long...
We left the house in a rush because we had to run to WalMart to get donuts for the middle school Sunday school group. After our WalMart run we stopped at Starbucks to see our buddies. We meet a sweet lady named MaryAnne Douglass there every single Sunday morning. She is a precious lady that started talking to Franklyn there one Sunday morning TWO years ago and we have met her there literally every Sunday since. She goes to church with us each Easter and we just treasure the time we get to spend with her. Over the last six months or so Franklyn has also befriended my former boss, the owner of Sain Construction in Manchester, Pete Sain. He comes to Starbucks quite frequently on Sunday mornings and he has become a dear friend as well. Franklyn adores both of his Starbucks buddies and looks forward to the time we get to spend with them. I made sure I got some good photos of the three of them together that morning.
The church service was wonderful Easter morning. God is so good. Dr. Cox's sermon just reminded me again how truly blessed I am. MaryAnne joined us for the service and then came to lunch with us afterwards. We had lots of laughs and just enjoyed being together.
After lunch we headed home. Franklyn and Scott took a nap while I worked out. Then we hid eggs for the great Whaley Easter Egg Hunt. Ha Ha! Normally we plant a tree on Easter Sunday. We've done so for the last five years and it has become an Easter tradition that we look forward to every year. However, since we will probably be moving out of our house within the next 30 days, we decided to save the money and plant a tree when we move into our new home. Franklyn didn't seem to mind. He was too interested in finding the candy filled eggs!
We have no Easter evening service at church, so we always just lounge around in the den and eat junk food. We each had our own half gallon of ice cream to devour, so we were pretty content! Like I said, God is good!