We woke up this morning to a dreary, drizzly day. Our church has an outdoor sunrise service on Easter at their lakeside altar. Phil was sure that it would be moved inside because of the rain, but when we arrived at church, it was no longer raining and the outdoor service went on as scheduled.
The overcast weather was worked into the homily as Father Dennis compared how we couldn't see the sun, but we still knew it was there, to how we can't see God or Jesus, but we still know that they are with us.
After Mass ended, there was an egg hunt for the children. With some help from her older siblings, Katie managed to collect a few eggs. Then we all feasted on the lovely Easter breakfast provided by the church.
Speaking of the breakfast... God was surely smiling down on me this morning! When we walked into the building to get our breakfast, what do you think we saw? Along with the coffee, milk, juice, sausage, egg rolls, fresh fruit, and bagels, were lots and lots (about 12 dozen to be precise) of Krispy Kreme donuts! (Insert angels singing "Hallelujah" here.)
After we finished our breakfast and fellowship, we headed home to rest up and get ready for our family Easter dinner and egg hunt in the afternoon. And by that, I mean that Emily, Katie and I took naps, while Phil and Sarah prepared the deviled eggs we were taking to Easter dinner.
After dinner at my aunt's house, the big kids hid the eggs and then the younger kids hunted for them. We lined the egg hunters up by age so that the younger kids could get a head start on the egg hunting before the older kids ran all over them. Katie was able to find a few eggs before the bigger kids came out.
As you can see from these photos, the sun eventually came out and it was a beautiful Spring day. After the egg hunt, the kids had fun playing in the yard.
Oh, and um, the adults may have had some fun playing in the yard, too. We played a game with the big balls that was sort of a combination of kick ball and dodge ball. We had tons of fun!
All in all, it was a nice Easter Sunday. I'll leave you now with a couple of adorable photos that Phil took of Katie this afternoon.