We usually celebrate with my family on one day and DH's family on the other day but all of my sisters were away so we just had my dad and DH's mum to dinner at our house on the Saturday.
On the Sunday, we went to Toronto to DH's aunt's and uncle's place and had a lovely dinner there. Unfortunately, on the way home from Toronto, I got a text from my boss saying that one of our co-workers had died unexpectedly on Sunday so that kind of ruined any good feelings I had left from the dinner.
I must admit that I was feeling pretty melancholy all week because of it and I apologize for not posting another Weekly Poll. I just didn't feel up to it.
Just get together with whatever family members happen to be free over the long weekend!
When one door closes, I simply kick down another one!! Never Give up! Stand Tall, Walk Proud -Dani W, Fitness Instructor Do or do not. There is no try- Yoda Rock bottom became the solid foundation of my life -J.K. Rowling
All four of the kids, and their respective girl/boy friends, are at the house Saturday night to color and decorate eggs. While we color the eggs, we listen to an old-fashioned cassette tape of a children's album my sisters I listened to each year while *we* were coloring eggs when we were growing up. My youngest sister made a cassette for each of my sisters and I, from the album itself, which she still has.
Easter morning, my daughters come over early in the morning to hunt Easter eggs with their brothers, eat hot cross buns (which I make on Saturday), read the Easter story from the Bible, and enjoy their Easter baskets. Then we all go to our own churches for worship, and the kids spend the rest of the day with their father.
These traditions have been going on for a long time - the girls are 23 and 21, and the boys are 18 and 15 - but we always manage to find a way to do all of these things each year, no matter how busy life gets :)
Kris It's a great day to be alive! ----- "I can do all things through Jesus Christ, who gives me strength." Philippians 4:13
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We plan to attend the Easter Vigil Mass, Saturday evening. In fact we, with our 16-year-old autistic son will be greeters for the first time. We'll be giving out candles to everyone there. Then, with the whole church dark, the priest lights the flame for the year's Pascal candle, and spreads the flame to the small candles we hold, we light the candle of the next person, till the whole church is lit by hundreds of candles. That's just the beginning. One highlight is that a young woman who has been preparing to become a Catholic will receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.
This is the first year I'm not hiding a whole Easter basket for my son, just giving him a chocolate rabbit. We will dye hard-boiled eggs and have them for breakfast. My son will bake 2 raspberry jam crostadas and I'll make asparagus. We'll take these to my brother-in-law and sister-in-law's house*, where we are invited for dinner. Should be lovely.
(*The reason I have 2 in-laws as a couple is that he was married to my late sister, then re-married after she passed. They adopted a boy who is now 7.)
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we go to the Easter Sunrise Service then Home for a meal with the family and let the kids hunt eggs afterward. We usually make the kids a basket. This year we have a 1 yr old grandson to add so should be very entertaining and exciting.
~Lisa~ A warrior is not built by his armor but by his will.
So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains, and we never even know we have the key.
Lyrics from Already Gone, performed by the Eagles
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I like the family dinner and Easter baskets. So fun and spiritual! The food, family and my dogs make the day for me. We are a small and tight knit family that is loving and supportive of one another. I am grateful for that.
I would love to go to a sunrise service. Have a wonderful time!
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Never, never give up! Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense -Winston Churchill, -- Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny — Mahatma Gandhi
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