All in all, it was a good weekend. Yesterday we watched the three little kids hunt for Easter eggs-in the snow of course!
The kids got to sit in the fire truck and ambulance after the hunt, and got to pet a chicken at the petting zoo set up in the park.
Thanks very much to the 4H groups, the Manhattan American Legion, and the Manhattan volunteer fire department. They have really made this a huge success for many years! There are bigger hunts in Bozeman-a megachurch holds one on the university campus with 50,000 eggs, but can you imagine the traffic problems? We could have walked to the one in Manhattan if we wanted to.
It actually turned out to be a fairly warm day. The sun came out and melted away the snow. Today was even more beautiful and it got all the way up to 60F. The first day of the year (except when I was in Mazatlan) that I never put a coat on all day.
Today we had a wonderful church service, then went to our oldest son's house for ham dinner. It was a relaxing day with the guys gathered in the living room talking, the little kids playing outside, and the daughter-in-law and I chatting in the kitchen. At one point, Isaac decided to try to get some little rubber darts out of the patio door-they had gotten stuck there yesterday-and all the men jumped up and started hunting up tools and things to fish the darts out with. Steve finally got them out, but DIL and I decided that the testosterone level in the room went up 20 points when the guys realized there was something to tinker with!
There were a few misty moments thinking of Gram and missing other family members, but God was faithful in keeping us going on a good/tough day.