Happy Easter evening to all my bloggy friends.
Today was a nice, quiet day in the Brandon home.
We haven't really gotten the whole "day of rest" thing down, but today we were pretty darned close.
We had a wonderful morning at church, including lots of hugs and smiles, a continential breakfast, communion that was very meaningful for me, and a wonderful message from Pastor that was kicked off with a video from the Passion of the Christ set to the song "Why" by Nicole Nordeman. It just shows that the joy is so much more profound and sweet when you remember the bitterness that had to be reaped to find it.
When we got home we had a quiet time of Easter gifts for the kids. Abby got a little tykes tricycle (disney princess edition, of course!) and a lift the flap book. Kevin was a little more spoiled. He got a new nerf gun and refill cartridges and a go phone.
The phone was more of a neccessity than a gift, although he doesn't see it that way. We want to make sure that we can get ahold of him when he is out running around with his friends.
My chocolate fast is finally over so I enjoyed a few M&M fun packages! Oh, soooo good!
After lunch we all took a nice long nap (except for Kevin, he spent the afternoon watching movies).
All in all, not a bad go at "rest".
I hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter Sunday and that you have been renewed in your passion and joy, your rest and love of family.