Those of my dear readers who do not celebrate Easter/Resurrection Sunday may prefer to just skip this post. I have read all the arguments, and respectfully disagree. That is not the point of this post.
Our family does not always do something special for Easter. I guess we probably average every other year - the years that I am not in the throes of morning sickness! Every other spring, I am well and full of energy. Every other spring, I am sick and miserable from suffering severe morning sickness. This is one of the "good" years.
Still, nothing much or too fancy, but I thought I'd share. Really, I am just looking for an excuse to sit and blog when there is SO MUCH prep work left to do for tomorrow.
Freshly squeezed orange juice
Smoked pork tenderloin baked in puff pastry
Garlic and nutmeg mashed potatoes
Steamed asparagus and steamed carrots
As far as gifts, I got each of the three girls a matching dress. They will also be wearing these to our Mother-Daughter Tea next month. Each of the boys is getting a different book. My husband is getting - well, I can't say, he might read this yet tonight! I will hide each gift in a different spot, and do a little treasure hunt for each of them. Nothing big, maybe just three or four clues each. The only problem right now is that I put all the gifts in a bag and hid it somewhere, and I have no clue where I put it!!! Maybe that will be the extent of the treasure hunt - find the bag that Mom hid!
Do you want to see my to-do list for tonight? It is super long because I am trying to get everything done tonight so as to have a relaxing morning. Haha! Any pastors' wives reading here who have had a relaxing Sunday morning that they can remember?
In no particular order, I still need to:
- make the church bulletin
- take a shower
- hang a bunch of clean laundry
- finish picking up the house
- hide the gifts and treasure hunt clues
- do as much food prep as possible - make the dessert, wrap the roast, peel and cut the potatoes, etc.
- mop the floors, if I can (this might not get done because I will not work past midnight)
Alright, I can only procrastinate for so long. I am hoping to share pictures of it all within the next few days. What are your family's plans for Easter/Resurrection Sunday?