It’s been four years since we’ve done Easter on our own. I’m usually more laid-back about this holiday, unlike Christmas. Perhaps because I want the observance to be more about personal spiritual reflection?
But we did go to the neighborhood egg hunt yesterday (sponsored by the Presbyterian church down the street).
Eleanor found one of the “golden eggs” that she exchanged for a special prize. They gave her a whole bag of Easter-y swag, including a chocolate crucifix. Now that’s sacrilicious!
After church today we cooked up some Gouda potatoes and headed off to Bellevue for Easter dinner with friends. On the way we decided to stop at the Seattle temple and walk around the grounds, since Eleanor has been asking to do this.
The gardens include this little woodsy area with little pathways circling in and around the trees. Benches, birdbaths and garden art are tucked here and there in corners. It’s really quite lovely, and the most perfect place for children to play.
One side of the temple grounds had a frothy row of blooming cherry trees. Cue the impromptu portrait session in 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . .