What a fantastic Easter weekend!
It was a long and whirlwind of a weekend, starting with Thursday night. Once every two years, our Lutheran Church hosts a traditional Seder meal on Holy Thursday. It is a celebration of the Last Supper with lots of prayers, singing and stories. We dip bitter herbs in salt water, eat matzah with horseradish and charoset (a mixture of nuts, apples and cinnamon) among other traditions and then eat a meal (this time of roast beef or lamb with carrots and potatoes). We didn't get home until 10:00 and thankfully, I only had a half day of work the next day and Lallie's school was out for Good Friday.
Saturday was a very busy day! We dyed Easter eggs (no pictures, as it was first thing in the morning.) We then made a trek to Palm Beach to pick up my bridesmaid dress for my brother-in-law's May wedding and then we went to the Palm Beach Gardens mall (only the best...mall....EVER!)
|Playing hide and seek in her toy closet|
We spent three hours there, perusing and lunching and watching a local ballet company perform. Husband spoiled Lallie with a large ice cream cone and we bought her some flower girl shoes for the wedding.
|Daddy sure does love me!|
Sadly, I didn't buy a thing!!! Three hours at the mall, and not one single thing! Shocking, I know.
|Horrible picture! But, I am sad...no purchases!|
Saturday night, we headed over to our friends, Mike and Rachel's, for dinner with both their sets of parents and the kids. We did arrive home around 8:30 with enough time to get a good night's sleep before the Easter morning service.
Sunday was a FANTASTIC day! We all dressed up in our Lilly Pulitzer (which I forgot to get a picture...arghhhh) and headed off to church for a fantastic service.
He is Risen, He is Risen Indeed!
So much to be thankful for! Lallie went on an Easter egg hunt with the church kids during the sermon/Sunday school. And I got to re-join the worship team and sing the last few songs of the service. It felt wonderful being up there again after so long. I quit singing with the team when I was 7 months pregnant with Lallie and I've really missed being there, so it was a real treat for me!
We then rushed home, changed clothes, gathered up swimsuits and food and headed over to Rachel's mom and dad's for lunch, swimming and an egg hunt with all the kids and family! We are so blessed to have such wonderful friends that include us on special holidays when we can't be with our own families.
|Lallie in Lilly|
|On the hunt!|
|God-cousins checking out their Easter egg loot!|
|Aubrey showing Lallie her new bracelets.|
Like I said.....it was a fabulous, but tiring weekend. We were happy to get home around 6 on Sunday to relax. Lallie actually fell asleep in the car on the 5 minute drive home and never woke up until 7 am Monday morning. She was exhausted! Can you blame her?
Hope y'all had wonderful Easter weekends as well! I can't wait to catch up reading all your posts about your various activities!
Happy Tuesday Y'all!