Easter Sunday was beautiful, as usual. In fact, I was trying to think of an Easter that wasn’t sunny and gorgeous with blossoms and chirping birds. It must be that the Lord wants us all to really be reminded of His son and the beautiful world we get to live in because of Him. I’m grateful every day for the love and forgiveness my Savior has for me. So very grateful.
The day started with Easter baskets for everyone. We didn’t exactly hide them, but I think the kids were still surprised. Holidays as just so fun as a mom. I was so excited to watch them enjoy what the Easter Bunny had left for them.
Then, of course we had to take a million pictures of them all clean and shiny in their church attire. We didn’t get one family picture, but the kids are the best part anyway. It’s nearly impossible to get them all in a picture together these days. And when they are together, there’s no way everyone will be looking/happy, but I like that it’s true to life.
We enjoyed Stake Conference as a family (we were late due to naps, and tried to catch tidbits of the meeting on a tv while in the nursery, but hey, we made it). Later that afternoon we had some friends over to enjoy an Easter meal together. Everyone contributed, and it was most delicious. I have to say, it was so nice to only have to make a few things, rather than the whole meal. I made the ham, egg salad filled cheese puffs (instead of deviled eggs because it just sounded more fun), and a frangipane fruit tart. The deserts were especially colorful (the other was a fantastic rainbow cake for a sweet one-year-olds birthday), which was very fitting for Easter. As busy and chaotic as it can be to prepare for and eat a dinner while you have toddlers running everywhere trying to undo/destroy all your preparations, it turned out to be a perfect evening with some great friends.
I love Easter. I love Spring. I love when the candy goes on clearance (I haven’t yet eaten ONE Cadbury egg!). Maybe next year we’ll be brave enough to actually dye some eggs and have an Easter egg hunt. Maybe.