When we wake up on Easter morning all the black ribbons are gone from the table and mantle and they are blaze with color and new life, looking like this –
After sunrise service we unveil the Easter basket (yes we only have one family basket – another joy of having a large family!) and everyone enjoys having a hard boiled egg along with coffee cake & doughnuts for breakfast. (and I’m sure everyone snags at least one piece of candy from that basket too!)
We head off for Easter service at our home church after taking family photos. (to be posted soon) We have been attending the same church for almost 25 years and we are so blessed to have life long friends who we get to celebrate together with.
After church, we have our traditional Easter Brunch. We were blessed with beautiful sunny 79 degree weather today so we were able to have it outside! (which we love). We always serve – Egg Casserole, Hash Browns topped with cheese & sour cream, sausage, asparagus (a home grown specialty in Stockton!), cinnamon rolls, chocolate covered strawberries, sparkling cider and coffee. It is spectacular! After our brunch we had the children share the Resurrection Eggs (12 plastic Easter Eggs each filled with something representing the story of the Passion of Christ from His entrance into Jerusalem to His resurrection). This year we were joined by our dear sister Jennae, closest friend Michelle and good family friends Jen Gibson and her three daughters – Cassidy, Audrey and Chloe. We all enjoyed a lovely afternoon together.
I pray your Easter celebration was glorious!