Easter Sunday was glorious this year. We stayed in town, but the choir DIDN'T sing, so we didn't have to go early to church, just the normal (read: easier) time. The Hallelujah Chorus was played with love on the organ and I sat in the audience and smiled. He is risen. :) I got to be the singing lady in Primary (happiness), where we played instruments (Triangle! Maraca! Sandpaper block!) and again sang (somewhat raucously), "He is Risen." Good times, happiest of subjects.
After church, we came home and the crockpot roast that I'd forgotten to put in the crock pot before church became the oven roast (because of course I continue to be myself!). We kept our pops awake playing games but then finally, because Soren couldn't take it any longer, we went outside for an egg hunt.
(The above picture seems at first quite ordinary, then kinda pretty, then completely epic to me. My kids, my yard, Easter Sunday, 2017. A memory I'll hold forever because of this single picture.)
Annie hid eggs in the front for Zane again, but this year she made herself a map key so we could actually retrieve any eggs he missed. I basically walked around and took pictures of all the GREEN LEAVES while Z hunted, Annie looked on, Soren STRUGGLED to wait his turn, and B hid eggs in the back.
When B was ready, the littles and I went to the back for the egg DASH: fast Soren and even faster Annie (much to the dismay of fast Soren) picked those eggs up so fast, all I could get were the after pictures.
They were so fast, in fact, that I had to ask for staged "egg hunt" pictures. We went back to the front yard, where the flowers were prettier.
Later, Kaya came over and a new egg hunt commenced. Apparently, one can never have too much egg hunting! One yummy pot roast, roasted brussels sprouts with bacon, cheater (and delicious) Costco rolls, and a juicy pineapple later, and we'd done it! Happy Easter 2017!