Sunday, April 08, 2007
He is Risen!
The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!
We had a fantastic Easter Sunday! The Kids dug into their Easter baskets right upon awakening, of course. I love putting together their baskets, although it can be kind of hard because I really try to strike a balance between candy and trinkets. I have NO intention of Easter turning into a gift-giving holiday, so there won't be movies or CD's or things like that in their baskets. This year they each got a packet of "striped" crayons (each crayon is multicolored) and Reilly got a little drawing book and Declan got a David & Goliath activity book. Then, of course, there was the candy assortment: a chocolate bunny (of course!) Reese's peanut butter eggs, some Whopper's eggs, and these awesome marsmallows shaped like little bunnies! I mean, like regular marshmallows like you could put in your hot chocolate, just bunny shaped! My kids are marshmallow fiends, so these were a BIG hit!
Then it was on to church, where my friend Flea was greeting. I mention Flea because she's great and she wrote this great post about Easter! Oh, how I love our church! I love the praise and worship songs that we sing, I love the message that Bruce teaches, I love watching the choir and seeing the faces of my beautiful friends up there; Keil, Jesse, Tammy, Charlotte, Lois, Camille, Kayla, plus so many others, just singing their hearts out, praising and glorifying our risen King! Wow! And me, standing between my husband and my mom, singing my heart out, praising my risen King! At one point, I looked over at Troy and thought, "Who would have thought I'd end up here with him?" God is so good!
After church, we went to my mom's house for lunch with Natalie and Stephen and their kids, Myra and Ken, and Mom's friend, John. We had the most wonderful array of food and I ate until I thought I'd pop, and then I added some fruit pizza on top for dessert! Myra had brought eggs for all of the kids to hunt, so we did that and then all came home and fell into a ham-induced coma.
What a day! What an awesome, glorious celebration!
"Amazing love, how can it be,
that you, my King, would die for me?
Amazing love, I know it's true.
And it's my joy to honor You
in all I do.
I honor You."