*Holiday Stories

He IS Risen!

Happy and Blessed Easter to you and your family from ours!

We had a very simple Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. We only did Stations of The Cross on Friday afternoon. Actually, only Lowell and our good friend, Tom, who came up to spend this special weekend with us, went to stations and I stayed with the kids because their chicken pox looked terrible and I didn’t want to scare people off…yes, even though they weren’t contagious, those spots looked intimidating. But, our time home was quiet and as prayerful as we could make it.

For Easter, I made home made Cinnabon cinnamon rolls for breakfast. We feasted on those and went to Mass. We were forced to sit in two pews because the Church was packed! But, because of this, Faith sniffled and sobbed almost three-fourths of it because she wanted to sit with Lowell who had Felicity on his lap and almost no room to sit in the spot he was in. But, after Holy Communion, when 1/2 the church leaves, we were more spread out and more happily seated. We basically snacked for lunch, and had a low-key afternoon of naps for some and building Easter baskets for others. (I forgot to do it the night before! haha! Good things the kids are still a little young to expect a basket!) For an early dinner, I made a brown sugar glazed ham, green bean casserole with fresh green beans, home made mashed potatoes, and a home made rasberry-peach pie for dessert.

It was over all an amazing day and a wholesome, lovely weekend, especially with having Tom with us. We hadn’t seen him since October, but hadn’t really visited and spent quality time since I don’t know when. He left us early this morning to get back to the D.C. area, where he teaches at an Opus Dei school, to prepare for classes that start-up again this week. We were sad to see him go, but hopefully our paths will cross again soon.

So, to sum it up, our celebration of the Resurrection was truly a blessing from the Lord on every level! I hope that you and your family had a blessed day with the ones you love, and that this Easter tide is just as blessed throughout these 50 days.

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