And that fact has changed to world.
So, our Easter was quite...quiet.
My parents bailed on us.
Okay, fine they did not bail, they just went to see my sister who lives far away. Like 5+ hours away. And truly, I am glad they went. It is good.
My daughter is in VA Beach with her family.
My son went with his girlfriend's family. ( they did come later and helped out with the coop and tried to have a late dinner, which was difficult for them, bless their hearts, as they had just had an enormous dinner just not too long before).
So it was just the 4 of us.
It really did not feel like Easter at all. We didn't do a hunt. I didn't even make dessert. The children just ate some Easter candy.
After church, we went to the cemetary to visit someone, at my 13 year old's request. It also, was good.
Then we came home, and John & Samuel worked on the coop.
I cleaned up the yard some, Elena slept. Then woke up and watched a movie.
That is it.
On a nice note, the chickens got their first taste of 'FREEDOM'. I put that in quotation marks because I know they are not really free, they are in a run. But compared to their brooder, they are free.
But note: They don't know what to do, so they just kept squashing themselves together, even though they had loads of room.
Don't get me wrong, I am glad we have them and we are all enjoying them, but that doesn't stop them from being...dumb.
Today, I woke up to an email box full of FB messages.
So I popped in there are I happen to see something that went along the lines of this:
If you enjoy celebrating the holidays, thank a pagan.
Which I know is 100% true.
It annoys the daylight out of me. It is something I have been struggling with for a few years now. Why do we not celebrate Biblical holidays? The ones commanded? Jesus never said anything about getting rid of them. In fact, HE said quite the opposite. Having spent the last 18 months researching Christian/church history, I am disturbed at what I have learned.
But alas, I will move on for now.
Our fast is over!!
We fasted movies for 40 days. Whether in the theaters or on the tv or dvd. We actually fasted from every thing except documentaries for school.
So to celebrate, John & I will go out to the movies tonight. Well, I say this without even knowing if there is anything out there to watch!! LOL.
We may just stay home and rent something from redbox. I don't even know what is on DVD. Amazing what 40 days of being intentional does to you.
If you are the praying to GOD type, please pray that our Congonese daughter get here already. I thought I was fine with all the delays, and the things that are getting in the way. After all, it has happened before. I prepared myself to have that awful wait. To not get to attached and frustrated.
All my preparation has gone out the window.
Now I am just angry. Again.
Just like right before we got Elena.
Pray she gets here soon.
Or at least pray for me to keep my head on straight. Not that it ever was on straight, but straight for me.
Final pic of my boys. <3
Hoops, the oldest went to church with us this morning. It was funny how many people had to do double takes becausse Samuel really does look like him. My twins. 13 years apart.