I love the Easter season for obvious religious reasons and the focused reflection it causes. And although I’m overly obsessed with most holidays, Easter is not one I go overboard on.
We do a small Easter basket on Saturday, which allows us to keep Sunday focused on the Savior.
Sunday we enjoyed our Easter services, in which both Steve and I both spoke, and then we joined family for the afternoon/evening.
My sister-in-law is so generous to host the large and growing family – which is no small feat (previous years here and here). Then each family helps out with a portion of the dinner which in my opinion rivals Thanksgiving.
Of course we had an egg hunt. The older cousins hide all the eggs and cheer on the younger ones as they run through the yard.
Bennett found one egg. Just one. And that was enough to keep him busy while everyone finished finding the eggs!
As the sun went down, we enjoyed the evening light and happiness from the day. Cousins grouped around each other counting their eggs and swapping candy.
Tricks were performed on the trampoline and there was laughing in the air.
Bennett has a big buddy in the family and his name is Paxton – Love these two together
And just to see how much has change in the course of a year:
The night was long and beautiful – a perfect ending to a spiritually uplifting day.