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03-24-2008, 03:28 PM
How was your Easter? I have to say that even more than Christmas, Easter Sunday, is my most cherished holiday. I always get chocked up going to church and repeating after our Pastor, "He is risen....He is risen indeed!" Is there anything more joyful or hopeful than that simple expression of faith on a beautiful spring morning?
We spent the morning at church (Hubby plays the piano and my oldest son plays the drums and handbells so we attended both services.) Then we came home to find the eggs and Easter baskets. (Even though my boys are getting older, they love the family traditions that we have established. I was teasing them yesterday imagining them as grown men in their twenties still running around the backyard looking for their baskets and the eggs! ;) :p :D :D ) Then, we headed down to my brothers house for an Easter brunch. It was a gorgeous day weather-wise (sorry to everybody who doesn't live in S. California!! :p :p )
Anyway, that was our day. How did you spend your Easter?
03-24-2008, 04:50 PM
(Even though my boys are getting older, they love the family traditions that we have established. I was teasing them yesterday imagining them as grown men in their twenties still running around the backyard looking for their baskets and the eggs! ;) :p :D :D )
Don't laugh - My mother did this for us untily my children were toddlers! :D :D
03-24-2008, 05:19 PM
We had an egg hunt in the morning, then Connor opened his basket. We headed out for breakfast and then he went to his Dad's. I was very happy. Everything went well and he was truly grateful. Then we went to my parent's house for supper. It was a great weekend. Lots of time yesterday with each of my brothers and their families. And last night my best friend Jen came over for our annual Easter Scrabble game. :)
03-24-2008, 05:40 PM
We have the "orphans", folks who don't necessarily live close to family - the tradition started when we were all in a Singles group together. Anyway, even though some are now married, and others of us do have family close by, we usually get together for Easter dinner (and Thanksgiving as well - but I digress). So I invited my mom to join us - this is her last major holiday in this area - she should be moved by Memorial Day.
03-24-2008, 07:34 PM
For the most part it was a glorious day! We started by going to church, came home and had a Easter egg hunt for my grandson.....he was more interested in the rocks....LOL....we then had family over for Easter dinner, the first gathering since the remodel....BIG HIT with everyone....
03-24-2008, 09:49 PM
We spent a very quiet Easter here - still have snow on the ground and it went down to 10 degrees last night - Brrr - no spring here.
We did get digital photos from our daughter in CA and they attended the Easter Sunrise Service at the Vasquez Rocks - quote: "The day started early, we got up at 4:00 am to go across the street to Vasquez Rocks for the Easter Sunrise Service". The photos were amazing and I would have loved to have been there, too.
03-24-2008, 10:51 PM
Forgetting that my work calendars start off completely blank, I booked myself some hours. Ooops, Saturday off to play Billiards with one group. Sunday afternoon off to find signs of spring at the Marsh with the other group. It was freezin'. Chickadees did land on my hand this time for feeding. The sap was frozen in the buckets as the maples were all tapped. The swans were in their enclosure. They have got more bold over the Winter and will walk right up to you. One of them climbed through the metal fence and practiced a Swan dive.
The girls did do their Easter Egg hunt. I purchased and Randy hid. I miss the outdoor egg hunts, pretty Easter dresses, gloves, hats and new purses. Gone are those days until I have Grandchildren, and no rush there.
Easter Monday, my day off, changed the wax ring on the toilet, Yeah,... Randy not impressed with that job.
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