The angle of this photo makes this table look long but it's not. This is our kitchen table which is about 32 x 60. I decided to set up Easter dinner in the kitchen.
The three of us sitting in the dining room just would have made me feel sad, missing Adam and Tristen.
I made a beer bread and the reason this came about was because of bowling last Thursday. They gave out free drink tickets for customer appreciation day.
Some of the girls were taking home a dark ale beer (because who wants to drink at 9:00 am) so I got one too. When I brought it to the table Kendra said they make a great tasting beer bread.
I knew Amber had beer breads on sale at the Hallmark store so that's how we ended up with beer bread on Easter Sunday. It certainly is not a tradition of ours. I knew you couldn't go the rest of your day without know this important fact!
The Prime Rib was perfect and I will be enjoying the leftovers all week long. Mark is on his way to Brazil today.
Mark wanted baked potatoes this year so that's what we had. I also baked a few sweet potatoes for me. I like them reheated. Of course we had sour cream and shredded cheese too because that's how we like our baked potatoes.
This was my plate. I didn't really take that much of everything but got full really fast. As you can see we had green bean casserole, corn, deviled eggs and olives too. Since Amber doesn't eat meat I like to have several other items available for her to eat.
Amber bought Skye and Charlie Easter toys but the snake she bought for Skye was the big hit. They actually played tug of war for quite awhile.
So parts of this snake are already torn apart and she has taken out a few squeaker's too!
I'm going to share a little bit of my heart here. My children were not raised in a church environment like I was. Of course they have been to random church services over the years but nothing on a regular basis. Amber did join a youth group when I starting attending a church back in the 90's. I know that she is a believer and that she talks to God.
Adam was never very interested. I did however at one point leave a little brochure out about God and on the back of it it said "If you want to take God into your heart read this prayer." One day he said to me "I did that mom" and that was all I needed to hear. I knew God would watch over him. Adam graduated with Honors in Philosophy.
They would of course get Easter outfits each year because we would visit with family. We have always had the tradition of an Easter dinner. Before my aunt and uncle here in California passed away we would always go to their house on Easter for dinner. My children knew that Easter was about the resurrection of Jesus.
The church I was attending here in California for probably 14 years was awesome. Every year on Easter, several times during the service, the pastor would say "He has Risen" and we would respond "He has Risen Indeed!
So Adam remembers me always saying that when I returned home from church so it warms my heart when on Easter he says to me "He has Risen" and I of course respond "He has Risen Indeed!" So yesterday when I received the "He has Risen" text I have to say that it really made my day.