Christ is Risen, Alleluia! I love being able to say that. We attended a beautiful liturgy at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis last evening with my brother. It was incredible not only because of the richness of the tradition, the music, and all the beautiful souls received into the Church; but also because of the profound peace I felt as we walked kids to and from the bathroom, changed diapers, nursed Nick, ate my dinner (it was long enough to still have an hour before Communion!), handed out snacks, rocked, and walked. Incredibly, I didn't feel the least bit resentful or frustrated. I was given the immense gift of peace knowing that I am loved and blessed to be a wife, mother, and daughter of a loving God. Paul took these pictures of the girls before the service of light.
We were back very late so, of course, Paul & I went to bed very late preparing last minute things for this morning. Here are a few pictures of our Easter table and breakfast.
A very sweet neighbor brought over a box of all the kids' favorite treats as a baby/Easter gift so the kids had Lucky Charms for breakfast and will be snacking on chocolate chip cookies, chips, and root beer the rest of the day. She also gave us a coupon for one free night of babysitting! Maybe as a "thank you" I should feed the kids all of the treats and ask her to babysit that night!!