Easter came at the perfect time. We definitely needed that renewal. Both emotionally and spiritually.
It was an added bonus that we actually had some lovely weather on Easter. Something that doesn't often happen in Wisconsin.
Easter mass was beautiful. And packed. Even though we arrived 20 minutes early the church was nearly full and we had to sit in the overflow seats up on the side of the altar. It was really where the kids had wanted to sit anyway so it all worked out. You really can't beat the view from those seats. The music was beautiful and the sermon was moving and motivating. It was a great way to begin our Easter.
Immediately after mass we met my side of the family at a golf course for a brunch buffet. Though it was a beautiful day it was also very windy. I definitely wore the wrong dress for such a windy day and I accidentally flashed a number of people throughout the day (even right out in front of church). I walked around with my hands and purse wrapped around my dress but it wasn't helping much. Good thing I had a slip on.
We still managed to get a few nice family photos. And I didn't flash the camera, so that's good.
To try and wear off the affects of the food we all went outside for a game of catch.
Catch quickly turned into dodgeball. And it got pretty aggressive and competitive.
And of course, my brother in law ended up on the ground. I swear that guy ends up on the ground at every family gathering. Don't worry. He was fine.
It was a wonderful rejuvenating Easter spent with family. It was just what we needed. And luckily, the kids had off of school the next day. It was a wonderful extended Easter weekend.