Sunday, April 8, 2012
What a difference a year can make!
These photos were taken on Easter, 2011, in Russia, and Easter, 2012, at home, in the greatest country in the world! I must be clear and state that Kevin and I thoroughly enjoyed the Easter holiday, in Russia. It was the highlight of our 7 weeks spent there, last year. With our heads appropriately covered with silk scarves (all females), the priest of the Zhukovka Russian Orthodox Church, blessed our decorated eggs and Easter "cake" which was really more like bread. :)
This year, Karis enjoyed the American tradition of the Easter Bunny leaving a basket on the back porch, followed by getting dressed up in our Sunday best, for church at Urbancrest Baptist Church. Our sweet boy, Evan, was staying with his grandparents, so we met up with him, after church, and the children went on a long Easter Egg hunt, around their grandparents' farm. What a beautiful day it was! It was so special in many ways... Karis' first Easter in America, our family being together in our home country, visiting our little niece/cousin Vivie, and most importantly, celebrating... HE IS RISEN!!!
(Double click on the photos, to enlarge)