Last Monday (well the one before Easter, goodness my life just flies by sometimes!) we were driving through endless miles of highway when the realization that we were indeed in Easter week hit me. How in the world did I forget such a thing. In my prepping for our 10 day trip home, I completely missed the fact that when we returned, it was time to prepare for Easter… in 5 days … with absolutely nothing done yet. Oy!
This year, there was no time to make dresses. The girls and I shopped for two days without stopping to find dresses that were decent and modest and didn’t scream frump. Hard I tell ya. Then we took inventory of the boys suits. None fit. None. I thought we could get away with wearing the Christmas suits (wasn’t it just Christmas???) and add new ties but nope, none fit. Finding 5 suits that match including one for Mateo in less than 5 days, that sounds like mission impossible. So, we tackled the suits and somehow got everyone what they needed and decided on bow ties, yay!
We also arrived home from our trip to baby chicks waiting for us and trays of seedlings. Potatoes and onions waiting to go into the ground and so much to do. Deep breaths momma! Deep breaths. The kids reminded me that the potatoes do not know that its not Saint Patrick’s day (do you plant potatoes on Saint Patrick’s day?) and that things will get done. Don’t stress. Play with baby chicks, that will make all the stress melt away and it did, for everyone. Most especially Mateo who has gotten much better and handling them now that he is a year older. I think he is their most faithful companion. Everyone else has been so busy helping to get ready for this spring season which is upon us.
So, 5 days went by so so fast and somehow we were somewhat ready for Easter. A super laid back Easter. A no frills but full of love Easter with ham and potatoes, a white chocolate malted milk cake (I just posted the recipe for this cake here) and an egg hunt. Just a beautiful day outside, to celebrate that He is Risen. That there is life and triumph over all and that our hope is in Him. I hope your Easter Sunday was wonderful and I send my love as we celebrate this Easter season for the next few weeks.