Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter at Home

I can't recall ever spending an Easter at home. Usually we are up early, celebrating the resurrection of Christ at church, and then back home for an Easter dinner with family or friends. Yesterday, we slept in until 9:30 because we were kept awake much of the night by a restless, feverish little girl who came in looking for comfort between her mommy and daddy.

Friday Alex tested positive for strep throat and began immediately on antibiotics. By Saturday night, we clearly had two more down. Michael is the only one who has remained (so far) untouched. So while others were attending sunrise services, hunting for Easter eggs, and sitting down with family at the dinner table, we were administering medicine, washing sheets and pillowcases, holding the barf bucket for the Princess who pukes no matter what her ailment, and Cloroxing the doorknobs and countertops and any other surface a germ-laden hand may have touched.

But it wasn't all bad. It was a rather relaxing way to spend a drizzly day. And we certainly had some family time. The kids watched Voyage of the Dawn Treader, which they received in their Easter baskets, and Mark prepared a delicious meal which we enjoyed at the big dining room table. The fact that all 4 of the littlest guests at the table were still pajama clad wasn't even a problem since it was just us.

While I don't wish to make this past Easter a tradition, the fact that we were at home certainly does not diminish the true reason for the holiday. The fact that Jesus rose, victorious over death, gives us hope that one day we will be in Heaven where there is no strep throat, no barfing, no antibiotics. Until then, as long as we are a family through each event, it's all good!


pink flowers

white flower


Tara said...

I'm sorry you were all so sick...that is no fun. Sounds like you tried to make the best of it. Happy Easter!

mountain mama said...

oh...sorry about the kiddos not feeling well.

this was our first easter to spend at home as well...scout said it was the best easter ever! :)

Ashley Sisk said...

Beautiful shots - so sorry everyone was sick!

Brownie said...

Poor princess, poor sick everybody! Nice to be home together, though.

I agree - looking forward to know more sickness, no more pain!

Beautiful photos as usual! Love the alstromeriums (sp?) they are my favorites :)

Arby said...

I certainly hope everyone is feeling better soon.

Courtney said...

Ugh. We were sick with a stomach thing too-only it started after church. And on my husband's week of vacation at that...... Well, hope you all are recovered!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Certainly sounds like you made the most of it! Sure hope everyone is back to 100% very soon.

Love the flowers!

Michelle said...

Oh, dear heart! It's been a bit since I've stopped by!! Sorry about that!!

Sorry to hear everyone's been sick.. but glad to hear that you all still enjoyed Easter in your own way! Sure hope by now though, everyone is better!!


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