Sunday, April 08, 2007
I have never felt more relaxed and rejuvenated after Easter, than I'm feeling right now! It's been a wonderful, low-key weekend!
Luckily, 2 out of the 3 scheduled baseball practices were cancelled due to the cold, so we didn't have to spend our entire Saturday at the ball fields.
We met for lunch with my family at Aunt Debbie's. She and my mom had provided candy & money-filled plastic eggs for the annual hunt. Mom made this fantastic ham...I don't even like ham very much, but this one was very yummy! I cooked (ok, I BOUGHT) fried chicken. When my dad heard I was bringing the chicken, he was worried that I was going to get KFC. What's wrong with KFC???? Anyway, I got it from Gerbes...Dad was appeased.
We were short on Easter baskets for the big hunt. We had a very pink Victoria Secret bag that we suggested someone use. We heard a chorus of "EWWWWs" and "Gross"...nobody wanted to carry a bag, no matter how festive it looked, that once held mamma's undies:0 S1, finally stepped up to the plate, and used the bag.
The finale of the hunt, was the search for the Golden Egg (or, what we referred to as the "moneyed" egg), worth 10 smackaroos. This was held in the house, and the kids tore through Aunt Debbie's drawers, cabinets, closets, etc. trying to locate the moolah. The adults were even trying to get in on the action, but to no avail...my 9-year-old nephew found the coveted egg!
When Reilly went to ball practice, my dad and I took the remaining kids to Easter Eggstravaganza at the church. It felt pretty weird to actually be going to participate in the event, instead of working it...this event has been my baby in the past. The kids played games and made crafts, and we left after about an hour. By then, it was getting out-of-control busy. In the past, we've gotten around a thousand kids, but I'm willing to bet that they saw 1,500 kids that afternoon...not bad for my little ole town!
At 4:30, the fam gathered again, and we went to church together. I LOVE that we have Saturday evening services!!! As always, the Easter service did not dissapoint. As our pastor said, "On normal weekends, we do church loud. On Easter, we turn it up a notch!" I love that...it feels like a rock concert when the band gets going!!
There was no motorcycle roaring down the aisle, nor a marching band as in years past, but there was great music and great use of the arts to support the great message. I love my church!!!
After the 4:30 service, the girls and I went down to the Underground for the Middle School service at 6:30. Reilly and I worked the snack bar and Sydney pretended like she didn't know us. There was no bar dancing for me on this night...teehee!
Well, better get in the shower...lots of laundry to do today! Have a good one!