Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Easter 2015 Recap

Imagine chocolate bunnies and plastic grass and colorful eggs sitting in the fridge for the next two weeks.... yes, we're talking Easter talk.  For me, Easter is less about "He is Risen!" and more about the beauty of the spring season-- and the renewal of the Earth.  It's a time when Persephone returns from the under-world to breathe life back into our days.  The grass is greening, the trees are budding, the birds are singing, and plants that seemed dead and lifeless are surprising us as they peek through the soil, letting us know that they've been alive and well all winter long.  Even the sun seems to want a piece of the action as it has begun to rise earlier and set later-- as if she too, is trying to savor every minute of the next six months.  (I love Earth-based spirituality, can't you tell?)

Although Easter seemed early this year, it fell on the most beautiful spring weekend, and we had a lovely time in Spahnville.  We hosted my parents and aunt on Saturday evening-- as we played and ate and chatted and held the baby and drank wine and watched the basketball games.  We all slept soundly that night (even Baby Sister) and discovered Easter baskets waiting for us the next morning. After digging through our loot, we headed to the Easter service at the CVUU.  It's always fun for me to bring guests to church and while UU Easter is different from a Catholic service, I think everyone enjoyed it (for the most part).

After church, we headed out to Dike for what has become our traditional brunch and golf cart ride. As always, the food was delicious (the pies are always my favorite) and we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day.  Easter always makes me feel alive and happy-- it's such a great season.  I feel like spring is now officially here, and I'm ready to embrace every part of it!

After our company had packed up and taken off, we hung out enjoying the sunshine and this sweet smile.  Happy Spring, friends!

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