Easter is my favorite holiday. Now Jack might say that Halloween is my favorite or he might say, " What about Christmas?" Well, I do enjoy all holidays because it gathers friends, family, food, fun and traditions. Everyone has their way of enjoying and honoring the reasons for the seasons. Growing up, Easter was always centered around Church and family. We do the same here. Twice a year our church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) has General Conference. It's held in Salt Lake City and the two day conference is broadcast over the Internet or by satellite for us to watch. That means no traditional church on that weekend. I'm not always crazy about it when it lands on Easter weekend. I enjoy dressing up for the day and seeing all the kiddos in their new Easter duds! But the messages that are given are always good and inspirational...plus the music is wonderful from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Today we had a smaller gathering than usual. Our oldest son and his family came home from vacation in Gulf Shores, Alabama just in time to enjoy the day with us. Unfortunately, the Grandkiddos spent the day with their Mom and her family since we had them last year...divorce makes holidays harder. But we had beautiful weather...sunny and 60de! It made the traditional egg hunt after our Easter feast a lot of fun. We only had 2 littles that hunted for eggs, but they enjoyed it!
Because He Lives is a wonderful, short video that says it better than I can. If you have a moment, go and watch. Happy Easter!