Tuesday, March 29, 2016
I took one picture on Easter (of my Dad) and one the day before (of Mary)~ the rest were taken yesterday cleaning up. No spiffy, smiling children in fancy Easter clothes. No "first Easter" shots of a certain Ineke Beaneke.
It was an interesting weekend... I forgot all about the Easter egg dying. I hadn't thought about Easter until about a week before at which time I spent about a nanosecond considering making everyone spiffy new duds (as is my custom)-five in six days- and then immediately unconsidered it. So, no spanking new dresses/ bowties made by Mama. No braided challah. (All keystones of a Newman Easter celebration.) They did get their summer dress sandals, in lieu of Easter baskets...and I made sure there were fresh flowers on the tables so I am not a total failure.
We had company (my brother and sister-in-law) all day on Saturday. We had many more bodies coming on Sunday. Our kitchen sink drain has been broken for three weeks, the whole upstairs is a construction zone and on Saturday morning Matt put his coffee on the stove and the flame fizzled out in seconds. He checked and sure enough, 0 pounds pressure in the propane tank for our stove/oven.
Thankfully, the propane guy came and filled us up in time for feasting. My brother and Matt fixed the drain in the sink. After 3 weeks of washing and dumping basins of water, it was sweet relief to see the water swirl on down. It was cold and windy so plans for eating outdoors changed to eating indoors- but it was not raining so the passel of children were not cooped up inside wondering what to do. Fifteen children scattered over acres instead of cooped inside an under-construction house is (I can assure you) a very good thing indeed.
Lots of yummy food. Lots of smiling faces. And, most gloriously of all, a Risen Lord. He lives!