Easter Sunday was fantastic. Our church service was pretty crazy. Approximately 1500 people were there. That included the entire Chinese church and our entire church. I love worshiping with people for all around the world. Our church is an international church so it's made up of people from all different countries. My Dad preached and then there was a translator for all of the Chinese people. The whole thing was crazy and sometimes a little bit hilarious and overall really fun.

After the service we headed out for the rest of the day.
 It was a cloudy sort of day but warm none the less. Really nice for a picnic. We met up with the Wirgau family and Andrew's Chinese friends, Una, Tian Tian and Liu Yang. We went to this huge park right on the lake and it was super gorgeous. 
Have I mentioned how beautiful our lake is? Oh man it is. 
Anyway we flew kites literally all day which kind of turned into "trying" to fly kites because the wind didn't help us out very much. It was a blast though. 
I love days where you hardly step foot inside. At the end of the day I felt warm all over and my eyes burned... but burned in a good way. I felt tired and wind blown. 
We laughed a lot too which is always good. Leah is a good one when it comes to laughing... she makes me laugh so hard... both Lydia and Leah do. After a while we decided to rent some two seater bikes! Those are a bunch of fun too although a little scary. It was really hard to control them and the brakes didn't work very well. Yikes. We rode along the lake and yelled hello to tons of random people. It's so much fun doing that. 
We played frisbee and ate good food and hung out some more. By about 7:00 pm we decided to start heading home. A crowded bus brought us back safe and sound and Matisyahu sung me home. Hehe.

He is risen, he is risen INDEED!

Pictures 1,2,3,6 and 7 taken by Elisabeth Jones.

Overall the day was lovely.
Love you all.
Love, me


  1. Looks like so much fun! :))) Love the photos. Happy Belated Easter, my dear.


    1. Thanks Bleah. :) I love having a "bloggie" friend.

      xx, Annie.

  2. oooh, I liked this post! Lots of good descriptions in it. Plus, it sounds like a really fun Suzhou day that will leave good memories for a long time.

    1. Absolutely. I don't know if I've told you this for a while but I really love Suzhou. I'm really looking forward to coming home too though! Oh so much.

      xx, your little sis.