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After Easter Reflections

We had the most enjoyable, pleasant and yes, even spiritual Easter weekend.   We enjoyed everything about it, well, except me, with all the cooking, but that’s another story.

I spent all day Saturday baking and preparing food for Easter Sunday.  We were going  to have eight family members  with us for our Easter dinner. I don’t prepare large meals any longer.  David and I eat much smaller meals when its just us, but I like to go all out for company. I baked fresh rolls, angel food cake, sugar cookies, and made potato salad and cucumber, onion and tomato salad. We had home grown corn and escalloped potatoes and baked ham also.  I never spend a whole day in the kitchen and it quite wore me out. I went to bed early and slept for twelve hours!   David said next year we will provide the house and the ham and everyone can bring the rest of the dinner. Sounds alright to me.

David and I got up Easter morning and got ready and went to church. The message was such a good one about how Jesus’ crucifixion affected the different people around him on that day.  His mother, the religious leaders, his disciples, the two thieves on the crosses on either side of him being crucified also.  Jesus was not friends with the religious leaders. They spent their time following rules and Jesus did not follow the rules.  And can you imagine being the mother of Jesus and seeing Him suffering so greatly on the cross?    Jesus’ own family did not always agree with Him or believe He was the Son of God, but on Easter, they became believers.  Must have been hard being a sibling of Jesus. Was He always perfect and was He His mother’s favorite?

After the sermon we took communion which symbolizes Jesus’ blood and body that He shed for all of us.  A side note here and you don’t have to tell anyone, but the wafer and drink they are using right now during the Covid quarantine are just plain awful. I know we are not to consider it as food, but the liquid signifying Jesus’ blood puckers your lips and the wafer is like eating styrofoam. I will be glad when we get back to the regular stuff we use to use.  I know, I shouldn’t even be thinking about this while taking communion, but I can’t help how awful it tastes.

We went home and got the meal prepared and after everyone was there we sat down after prayer and  ate the meal together. Another side note.  I really don’t feel hungry after I’ve prepared a big meal and nothing really tastes good to me. I don’t know why.  And David and I are left with so many leftovers. I really need to learn how to cook smaller portions. But everyone enjoyed the meal which is really what counts.

David and I had hidden one hundred eggs around the yard and house with one golden rabbit that was worth five dollars. All the eggs were worth one dollar a piece.  Instead of candy the kids like this much more and I still had candy they could eat if they wanted it. I also baked bunny sugar cookies.  Don’t have a picture of them here, but they were iced and sugared in pastel colors and were really pretty.

These two are our youngest grandchildren and one of them is a teen-ager.  Our grandchildren have grown up so quickly.

These two are in college.  Abby will graduate this May and in July she is getting married to her high school sweetheart.  Aidan plays Lacrosses for his college and is the number one assist in the country. I think that’s how you say it.  He assists the ball into the goal, I guess.  I like Lacrosse, just don’t understand it too well.  Anyway, he is a very good Lacrosse player.

Their younger brother was in Florida with his dad so we didn’t get to share Easter with him this year.

We had a wonderful time visiting and spending time with one another. I know these times will become fewer and fewer as our grandchildren grow up and start their own families, but I do cherish these times we have with them.

Our other children, ahem, keep us very busy.

Lucy and Sugar have grown so big over the Winter.  We spend some time every day playing ball with them. Lucy, the brown Lab, loves to fetch so much. She would play fetch all day if we’d play it with her. She has the longest tongue.

Both puppies are almost as big as Molly. They take the ball out of her mouth like she use to do our old Lab Belle.  Turnabout is fair play, Molly.

Here all three dogs wait for David to shoot the ball. Who will get it first?

Ready, set…..GO!

Oh, oh.  One of the balls fell into the pool. Good puppies not going in to fetch it. They have already torn the pool liner which is going to be replaced this Summer. It’s almost twenty years old which is old for a liner, so I guess we got all the good out of this one we could.

Lucy never takes her eyes off the ball. NEVER.

I’ve neglected to show all the pretty flowers on display in our yard.  We have had so many daffodils and these are some of my favorites.  I will have to take more pictures this week.

Hope you had a blessed Easter and enjoyed it as much as we did.

Here’s to the One for which we celebrate Easter and to families which we cherish.  Bye.