Easter Weekend

I guess we just had a big holiday, hey? Why is it that big holidays don’t feel that big when you don’t have a lot of family around to celebrate? And long weekends don’t feel like long weekends when you are home all the time anyway. But Tim was home on Friday, so we got to hang out for an extra day, which was nice. And he was also home on Monday, but was working. Everybody at his office took it as a vacation day, but he didn’t want to, so it was fortunate that there was work he could do at home.

I didn’t do any decorating or egg painting. I probably will when Calvin is older and can appreciate it, but for now, for me, it is a waste of money. I did buy Tim a $1 chocolate bunny from Walmart though, and hid it. Apparently putting it in a cereal box was too clever though!

On Sunday, we had Jordan and Amy over for a mid day dinner of a delicious ham (the spiral one from Costco that is always so tasty) and salad, and also mashed potatoes and a yummy trifle provided by them. Tim then got a turn at hiding little bags of Eggies (Hershy’s tastier answer to Cadbury’s Mini Eggs) for us. And that was our celebration. I would share photos, but the only one I took was of our food, and you all know what ham and mashed potatoes look like. It was a fun, casual day.

Easter is the most important holiday in the Christian religion, and I am glad that it is recognized by our country, even if it is just an excuse for chocolate and a day off for most people. To me it is about remembering that I have New Life because Jesus took on my punishment for my sinfulness. And yours too! Here are some lyrics from one of my favourite Easter themed hymns:

Christ, the Lord, is risen today, Alleluia!
Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heavens, and earth, reply, Alleluia!

Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!
Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!
Once He died our souls to save, Alleluia!
Where thy victory, O grave? Alleluia!

Soar we now where Christ hath led, Alleluia!
Following our exalted Head, Alleluia!
Made like Him, like Him we rise, Alleluia!
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!

2 thoughts on “Easter Weekend

    1. Larissa Sevenhuysen Post author

      As far as I know, from my siblings, the Monday isn’t a stat in BC either. They also only got Friday off. Which I think is okay, since two stats would be a lot. I’m not sure why there is an Easter Monday anyway. Good Friday makes lots of sense.


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