Jesus Christ is risen! Alleluia! Alleluia!
(and then you say) He is risen indeed! Alleluia! Alleluia!
We had an unremarkable Holy Week that was capped off with very pleasant but also very tiring Easter celebrations.
I was able to help with the celebration in Ben's preschool classroom. I made these little tombs out of donuts and donut holes on a plate smothered with green frosting. I walked the kids through Good Friday and they all rolled the "stones" in front of the "tomb." Then we became very quiet as I talked about how sad the whole of creation was on Holy Saturday. Then I had them roll their "stones" away and open up the empty "tomb" because it was Easter Sunday and Jesus was risen!
They sorta cared.
Good Friday I was nothing but hangry the whole long day. We ate hot cross buns, walked to the library, had a quiet afternoon, did the stations of the cross, and called it a day.
But Holy Saturday started well, with my family and I attending the Blessing of the Easter Baskets at our Cathedral. Ben was able to "serve" and hold the book of blessings for the Bishop, who was a delightful ham and made everyone laugh repeatedly.
It ended well, too, with lots of fun with Travis' family.
Then Easter Sunday came and I was so happy to see it.
I did my decorating late Saturday night and finished up Sunday after 7am Mass and breakfast of bacon, coffee, and fresh cinnamon rolls.
Our Easter mantle looks a little like this:
I love this crinkle paper grass.
Some pictures of the kids with their Easter booty:
And finally, what I wore Sunday. (Linking up with the ladies at Fine Linen and Purple!)
This is as good as it got. I wanted to take a picture after Mass but the 8:30 crowd was showing up before the 7:00am Mass was even finished and then I was passing out fliers and Travis loaded the kids in the car. So, dining room picture was as good as it got.
The girls are wearing Easter dresses given to them by my mother-in-law. Their cardigans are from Target.
My dress: Target, this spring
My cardigan: Target, last fall
Bangs: a whim
I currently love my dress but I have a pretty strong feeling that in a few years I'll be embarrassed by it. But for now: I look great!