Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Easter!

We rose early this morning, to go to 7:30 a.m. mass. This served two purposes: 1. to fight the "masses" at church; 2. to catch our kiddos off-guard and early enough, that they have no energy to act up! :)
I think we were successful on both counts!! We arrived at 7:30 exactly and sat our whole family 3 rows from the front! The children were well-behaved!! And this allowed me and Gino to actually enjoy Easter mass. It was beautiful and joyful and trumpets and Easter lilies. Fr. Tom's sermon was very straight-forward, "Live your faith everyday." Kind of aiming for the Christmas/Easter crowd. But that is OK! Because, the Good Lord knows I need this gentle reminder, too!!!

The children and I have been working on cascarones, (confetti-filled eggs). After much prompting from my sister, we are finally adding this tradition to our Easter celebration. Although her eggs are much more vivid... that's what I get for using the dollar store kit!!!

Wishing you and your families and joyful Easter Season!!


Laura H. said...

cascarones are still my favorite! (and i'm 20.)

Just ME said...

Much prompting is right it has only taken you 4 years to motivate yourself to make them! Glad you finally did -- I am sure the kiddos loved it!

Felicia said...

I was so happy to see you at Easter mass! The kiddos are precious, especially the little one. So sweet!

P.S. I DID tan. Yes, I am vain. :)

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

We did the vigil for the first time with all 10! Your family look lovely..enjoy!

God bless