Allelujah! Christ is Risen! The Lord is Risen, Indeed!
Wow. What a day. What a week. I hope it was a blessed one for you and yours! I am truly grateful and overwhelmed at the grace and blessings I've received this weekend.
The boys woke up early, excited to look for their Easter baskets. It didn't take them very long, since last year their baskets were hidden a little too well, and I didn't want to repeat that drama! I was so happy to find chocolate Easter crosses, Christian Easter stickers, and Bible-themed jigsaw puzzles at the Dollar Tree!
We had Easter breakfast with my parents and youngest sister, who came for the weekend from San Francisco. Then we headed to church. My fellow nursery teachers and I -- all three of us -- were left in charge of the 40-plus children 12 and under who came for the Easter egg hunt, Bible story, and snack.
We ordered cross-shaped sugar cookies from our favorite local bakery, and I made frosting in pastel colors for the kids to glop on and get all over their Easter finery. Actually, they all did really well. No, I did not have time to grab my camera!
Despite some communication glitches between the service and Sunday school, the morning went very smoothly -- no one cried, no one got lost, no one fought, and we all made it to the service in time for communion!
After we cleaned up the parish hall, we headed home for an afternoon of rest... boy style.
My sister hung out with the boys and my camera all afternoon, while I got out of my Easter skirt and into my pjs for some chatting and knitting.
My dad barbecued, and my mother set a beautiful table for Easter dinner.
I hope your day was full of grace, peace, and celebrations of our Savior!