I knew this Good Friday was going to be a lot different to the past few years, as it was our first one without Noah and Aaron. I still remember the photos from last year, especially the photo of Aaron holding Noah on the couch at Mum and Dad's. Last year we had our usual Good Friday brunch as a family, but this year Chrish came down from Sydney to spend the weekend, so we picked him up at lunch time and then headed straight to the cemetery.
Everyone loves having Chrish home. On the day that Aaron passed away he was making us laugh as he kept asking Chloe who her favourite Uncle was. She would look at him with a nervous little smile, knowing that he was wanting her to say him, but knowing that she doesn't have a favourite Uncle, but loves them all. Deep down though I think all the kids have a soft spot for Uncle Chrish or 'Uncle Pishtion' (Christian) as Kobe calls him.
Dad enjoyed watching all the grandkids tear up his paddocks.
The kids couldn't wait for the annual Easter egg hunt around Mum and Dad's yard. I'm not sure why my boys all have their baskets on their heads!
Since November last year we had been putting off having a bonfire. It was originally meant to be for Becky's 30th birthday, but it was rained out. We were then going to do it in January but decided it would be too late waiting for it to get dark, so we finally got to do it on Friday night.
We finally got the fire burning well, when a huge thunder storm started up. It was incredible to watch and Jarom was so excited when he realised my camera had video mode on it. He thought it would be some cool footage for their next Tassie Boys video, so I started the camera rolling and caught some of it on camera. It didn't take long before the rain started pouring and we had to leave the bonfire and take cover inside.
It was a nice way to spend our first Easter without Aaron and Noah and it was nice to see the boys having some fun with their cousins.