Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter 2014

 

If you were to ask me what my favorite holiday was, my first thought is almost never Thanksgiving or Christmas. Don’t get me wrong, I love those two holidays and the chaos that comes along with them, but they’re not really my favorites. Nope, my favorites are Easter and the Fourth of July. I find every year I learn more about the importance of Easter as a Christian and what it means for my faith and I look so forward to church that morning and eating lunch with family that afternoon. I also am loving incorporating the non-religious traditions that come with it, like dying eggs with Landon and his cousins, and collecting surprises for his Easter basket. This was the first year I actually got my act together and made Landon an Easter basket, and it was so exciting! His first Easter fell right around the time I went back to work from maternity leave, and lets face it, I was the best I could just doing the day to day. I also think I had to work the Easter weekend, so a basket was the farthest thing from my mind. His second Easter, I got him a couple goodies, but no basket. But this year? I finally got it all together and Landon couldn’t have cared less. Once he found the M&M’s he had no interest in seeing what else was in the basket. One track mind, I tell you- this boy loves him some candy.

Easter morning was fairly rough, our spirited two year old is testing every boundary possible and the tantrums that morning made me just want to wave my white flag and crawl back in bed. We made it to church, late, but we made it- and I was so thankful that Landon did well during the service. We’ve been visiting a new church- and really enjoyed their Easter service. I am so thankful for the love of our Savior, for His grace, and for His life. This year, more than ever, I realized what a celebration Easter is- a celebration that He is risen, that we are restored, and that our Savior lives. I’m not sure why it impacted me stronger this year than previous, but it did.

After church, we went to John’s parents for lunch and egg dying. Dying eggs with two toddler boys is a whole new adventure, and a HUGE mess, but SO fun. The eggs started out all pretty, but by the end they were cracked, destroyed, and all a lovely shade of brown. Landon loved dying eggs- and will have a green hand to prove it for the rest of the year.

It was a long, full day. But so good.

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Also? We didn’t get a SINGLE family picture. Yep. Maybe next year? Or maybe we’ll dress up next Sunday and pretend it’s Easter part II.  Happy Easter!

1 comment:

  1. Love the bow ties on the boys! So cute! I haven't made an Easter basket yet for Noah- like you said he could care less- maybe next year I'll make one for both of the babies :) Glad you had a wonderful Easter. Christ is Risen!

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