We surprised Dan's Dad big time by showing up at his house on Saturday unannounced :) Lois knew we were coming, but Vern had NO idea. Just hearing him come around the house and say, "WHAAAAAA ..." was priceless. Dan said, "Happy Birthday!" and gave him a hug.
Vern turned 70 on Monday. We had been planning to go up there for Easter and birthday celebrations, but Lois wanted to keep it a secret. I'm glad she did. It took a good 15 minutes for it to sink into Vern's brain that we were actually there. So funny.
We went out to Outback with Robbie and Donna and their kids. Then we went back to their house for cake and ice cream. It was a really nice time.
Then Dan threw up in the night.
Poor guy. My stomach still was not right. It has taken a long time for my stomach to get back to normal. So, we did not make it to church that morning. Dan slept and the kids and I did our own Easter service in the living room. We watched a little video we found online and then spent time praying and thanking God for His love for us in sending Christ for us.
Elijah prayed, "... and thank you Lord that when we draw nigh to you, you draw nigh to us ..." That's when I went WHAAAAA (in my mind) ... so stinkin' sweet!!
Then we watched lego videos of Christ's story on youtube. The kids got a kick out of it. Some people have a lot of time on their hands.
When Dan woke up he watched a church service online from one our local churches. He then went back to sleep for the rest of the day.
After dinner the kids enjoyed their Easter gifts and then we went to Robbie and Donna's for an Easter egg hunt. When your teenage cousins who are super sweet put together eggs for an egg hunt you end up with 60 eggs for 2 children to find. They loved it.
We spent the rest of the evening with them and Dan's cousin who stopped in. We were hopeful for a new episode of Once Upon a Time since we all love that show, but it was a rerun.
We were pleasantly surprised when we got home to find Dan out of bed and in the kitchen. He ate a little, and then promptly went back to bed. This bug we had just wipes you out. Thankfully he was well enough the next day to make the drive home.
We went skating that night and then enjoyed time with our friends from NJ the next day. Before we knew it we were back in the school routine. Spring Break seems a bit like a blur, but it was fun. I am looking forward to summer break now though. There are just too many fun things to do and people to see.