This was the first Easter I can ever remember not going to church! Being a musician and married to a Reverend, Holy week and Easter Sunday is usually one of the biggest weeks of the year for us. This year was quite unusual! We started Easter Sunday off with a lite breakfast, and then we put on our Easter best. In my heart, I needed to dress as if I was going to church on Easter Sunday. Times are unprecedented, at least I can control what I wear! After getting the kids dressed in their outfits, which was no small feat, we immediately took some pictures. It was definitely a three ring circus! I gave up! They are cuties anyway! This was before they had candy! 🙂
Then we went outside to take a family picture. It had stopped raining momentarily. These pictures turned out slightly better. 🙂
The kids were ready for their egg hunt, and despite all the threats I made about how they would not get any candy if they didn’t behave for their picture, I caved and let them hunt eggs. I’m a softy. I can’t help it. Does that make me a bad mom? Sigh!
This was Samuel’s first egg hunt! He found one egg, opened it, got a taste of the candy, and sat there the rest of the time eating his chocolate. 🙂 I put a few more eggs in his basket. David and Emma are “all’s fair in love and war” when it comes to egg hunts!
Later we celebrated our Risen Savior by watching worship on tv, singing songs of praise, feasting, and taking a nap! I cooked brunch for lunch. We had bacon, pop-eyes, roasted asparagus with holondaise sauce, cheese potato casserole, and angel food cake with strawberry glaze and whipped cream for dessert. There is a reason we took a nap afterward!
I want to share the angel food cake recipe from Sally’s baking addiction. This cake is heavenly! (pun intended) It is so light, airy, and delicious! For the strawberry glaze I took approximately 1 1/2 lbs of strawberries, added 1/2 cup of sugar, and a splash of vanilla. Then roughly pureed them with the blender. The homemade whip cream is also very simple. It’s two cups of heavy whipping cream and approximately 1/4 to 1/2 cup of granulated sugar. (depending on how sweet you like it) Whip until desired thickness is reached.
I hope y’all had a blessed and Happy Easter! That you are staying safe and well, and giving those close to you a hug.