So I know that not all of you guys are Christian, and that is okay. This post will have some bible references, but mostly about what I did with my family today. For me, Easter is very important, not only through the resurrection of Christ, but also because of the opportunity to be with my family.
I am in college now, so I don't see my family very often anymore. Today was the perfect day to catch up on how everyone is doing and just enjoy myself for a bit. This weekend has definitely been a gift.
I had to wake up this morning at around 8am, which really hurt considering I didn't get to bed until midnight. (We had gone to the movies the day before, and spent a lot of time after just talking.) Before church, we all got to see what the Easter bunny brought us. Here is what I got: A ton of chocolate (I don't like chocolate, so I'm pretty sure my family got me it so they could have more. Fine with me), Peeps, the movie Rio, some Pop Rocks, and some more candy! Unfortunately, I forgot it all at home, so I don't think it will make it until I get back...
After going through my Easter basket, my mom took me to a new church that I had never been to before. It was a little strange at first, but I am relatively used to church hopping. (My mother is in seminary and in training to become a deacon, so we have been searching for a church that can pay her for her work.) We had a lovely breakfast at the church. Someone made delicious cheesy potatoes, and I may have been a little too greedy...
Everyone around us talked about their bunny stories, so we did too. Unfortunately, our only good Easter bunny story is called "The Peter Cottontail Massacre", which unfortunately involved three young rabbits and our cat. As you can imagine, it was not really a story to recount over breakfast, but we're not really a normal family... I say that with best of love.
We then went to the Easter service. It was a little bit different than other services that I have gone to, but it got the job done. It was a great way to reconnect with the Easter story. For those of you who did not get the chance to go to church this morning, here is Matthew 28:1-8. To read the whole chapter, click here.
"1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week,
came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. 2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake:
for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. 3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: 4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. 5 And the angel answered and said unto the women,
Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. 6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said.
Come, see the place where the Lord lay. 7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead;
and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you. 8 And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word."
We lined up in the doorway and all ran into the yard at the same time. Long story short, I lost. I only found 9 eggs out of the 60, but I had more success than my numbers suggested. I happened to find two of the dollar bills and a lovely cocoon! I was pretty happy for the money, but I must say that the cocoon was my favorite find. I love the beauty of nature. If you happen to know what kind of butterfly or moth this will turn into, please tell me! I have never seen a cocoon of this color before!
My dad's quiche was delicious! He put bacon in it, which was great! I hope that he makes quiche again when I come back home after the semester is over...
After lunch and a little bit of TV, my dad took me back to school. I will now be ending my Easter by studying for my German test tomorrow! Yippee...
Did you have a good Easter? What did you do to celebrate?