easter 2013

Our Easter this year consisted of traditions both old and new. It was a great week!

::Starting on the Sunday before Easter, we read scriptures and/or watched a video from LDS.org about what happened in the Savior's life each day. I'm not sure why we have never done this before because it really kept things into perspective and helped us appreciate Easter Sunday even more. I looked forward to each day learning more about this Holy week.

::On Passover Thursday, I put together a simple Passover dinner consisting of: crockpot lentil soup, pita bread, olives, grapes, and sparkling cider. I threw on an old piece of fabric and a few candlesticks onto the coffee table. We sat around as a family (in between Blake's loud screams for more food) and read from a simple dinner program compiled of scriptures and what happened that night. It was a special night thinking about Christ and Him performing the Atonement for us.

::On Saturday morning, we found the Easter baskets the Easter Bunny left for us.

::And then we headed out for our Easter picnic. I had lots of fun planning the menu. We went all out and had strawberry limeade, Kneaders copy-cat Turkey Avacado sandwiches, grapes, dipped strawberries, and crackers.

:: We spent the rest of the afternoon with the Sundays. We decorated eggs, had a dinner picnic, played baseball, had an egg hunt, and the Easter bunny even brought some goodies for the children.


::Easter Sunday was laid back for us this year. We didn't have anywhere to be, so we took a nice family afternoon nap and then finally got around to our Easter dinner just before sunset.

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