Holy week began with Palm Sunday, which our children love. The children were looking forward to Palm Sunday this year, but it totally crept up on us too. How does that happen?
Can you picture Jesus, in your mind, entering Jerusalem when you see all of these palms? Thinking about it kind of gives me anxiety, but for good reasons, right? Catch the Palm Sunday sermon here.
Many children were were giddy with anticipation of the Easter egg hunt. Personally, I think there were too many eggs. ;) With 9 children in our home. . . well, you can only imagine.
The little girls are growing up too fast. I don't think I can call them babies anymore. :(
Eggs were hidden in our overgrown garden that we aren't planting this year. The overgrown grass and weeds made things a little more challenging.
My Lutheran Stud was in charge of the pancakes, and was outfitted by his grandmother's John Deere apron.
Church began with the procession of the cross and the choir singing in the background. It could not have been more lovely.
Our sins were forgiven, a lovely sermon was preached, and the body and blood of Christ were received.What a glorious morning. Christ has risen!
Easter afternoon was a different story. If y'all know us, you know that we usually feed a big crew at our home on the holidays. This Easter was no exception, except that at church I couldn't resist inviting more people over. (I have a soft spot for people who have no family or friends around to share the holidays.) I decided to make two 10lb hams for the occasion-one smoked on the grill and one in the oven. Well, the grill decided to smoke a little more than normal and then let out a big explosion. Of course it would be too uneventful for something not to go wrong, so naturally, we had to expect something to happen. ;) Thankfully, no one was hurt and the ham was still amazing!
The food was fantastic and the company was even better! They were so fun and intriguing that I forgot to take pics? Can you believe it?