On this day, my family and I celebrate Resurrection Day. I have been known to call it Easter, but after hearing a wonderful sermon today, I am going to try to remember to call it Resurrection Day instead since that is what we are truly celebrating.
I made the girls new dresses as I do every year. I like to do that for a couple of reasons. One, because it gives them a new church dress for the warmer weather. And, two, because I remember getting a new dress every year. I had enough material to make myself a skirt to match as well and Chad already had a shirt and tie that worked wonderfully with our outfits.
After church we enjoyed a wonderful lunch of lamb, sage potatoes, roasted asparagus, artisan bread, and deviled eggs. I wish I would have thought to take a picture before we devoured it, but I didn't. It was a delicious. Chad kept saying he didn't know what to eat next because it was all so good. That was a nice compliment!
We then did the Resurrection Egg devotional together as a family. Chad read the scriptures, the girls took turns opening the eggs, and I read the devotional. It provided a great opportunity to return their minds to the true celebration of today.
When the younger girls were napping and Chad took the older girls to the spring to get our drinking water, I hid the plastic eggs. We have begun hiding empty eggs to signify the empty tomb. The girls enjoyed the tradition off the egg hunt so we didn't give it up completely.
We are going to end our night watching a movie about Christ's resurrection. The exact movie is still up for debate, but we want to end our day with the focus still on the great sacrifice God made for us by sending His Son to the cross for our sins.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Resurrection Day remembering God's great love for us!