Well, hello there! Yeah, it’s been a while. A long while. A looooong while. So long that I forgot my password for a sec. How’s that for a sign that it’s been too long since I’ve blogged?
During Lent I made a very conscious effort to not be consumed by technology during “family” time, which includes the after-dinner hours, the time when I would usually blog. It was great and I really enjoyed it, but blogging took a backseat.
But I’m back now, and with pictures!
This past Sunday we celebrated Easter, one of my favorite holidays of the entire year. I love everything about Easter. I love that it’s spring and (hopefully) warm and sunny and pretty. I love that our family gets together to celebrate the day with some of our closest friends (these days, the children outnumber the adults!). My favorite part of the day, though, is the celebration of our risen Lord and Savior. He is alive – hallelujah and amen!
This year we celebrated our first Easter with Nora, which made it that much sweeter.
Somewhere floating around is a photo of a huge crowd of us – 26 or so adults and even more children (I think). The kids outnumber the adults now, I think, and there are more on the way! This is a tradition that goes back years, and there were only two kiddos back then (and they were little bitty). My, how times have changed! It was so neat to look at the photos from the past few years and see how we have all changed and how our brood has grown. We also laughed a little at the changes in our hair lengths and our sizes (there have obviously been lots of pregnancies between us). Last year I was hugely pregnant and I am – very thankfully – not this year!
One thing that has not changed over the years is the awesome group of friends we have here. They are family to us, and we all just love our special Easter tradition. And the food is just as good as the fellowship! We all bring at least one side dish; this year I made Chop-Chop Salad and apricot angel food cake. It was a wonderful day full of family, food, fun and fellowship. Thank you, Herndons!