Am I just getting around to talking about Resurrection Day nearly a week hence?
Well, yes. Yes, I am.
(I am also likely to do a birthday post this week about Bekah's 21st birthday, even though that was even longer ago.)
That's how I roll. Especially in my "retirement" when I am slower but busier than ever.
I am going to begin by saying that we had a beautiful, meaningful Easter service at our church. And then I am going to share just a few photos from our family celebration.
Our meal was served family style this year (we usually have a buffet line in the kitchen) since we had a smaller number (thirteen) at the table.
Our table setting was simple: my favorite Blue Willow dishes, blue check napkins, a crock of dogwood branches, and a Lindt lamb for each person.
I often buy these little lamb candies as favors on our holiday table. I prefer the significance of the lamb rather than bunnies or chicks at Easter, although I do use rabbits in my spring decorating.
Of course, then it got a little silly as people became creative with their candy wrappers. Maybe this was a little twist on Wrapping Paper Antics? 🤦🏻♀️😂
There were too many choices for dessert. (Aren't there always?) Chocolate pie, coconut cream pie, macarons . . . and chocolate chip cheesecake that was leftover from Bekah's birthday. How to choose?
We had our traditional hunt for chocolate eggs. Actually, we had three hunts: one for the two youngest kids, one for the kids/young adults, and one for the parents/grandparents because the young adults enjoy hiding eggs in crazy-challenging places!
|Ryan, Sarah, and children were visiting Sarah's family, so granddog Lucy was with us.|
I'll end with the traditional family photos, both near . . . . . . and from afar.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who according to his abundant mercy
hath begotten us again unto a lively hope
by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
~ I Peter 1:3 ~
Because He lives, we have hope!