Apr 20, 2020

Hallelujah Is Our Song

It's been a week of heartbreaking loss for many families in our community and I honestly feel lame or something posting Easter pictures now. We live in such a freaking vale of tears. It's hard to reconcile loss with everyday and celebratory life that continues on.
Thank goodness JPII reminds us we are an Easter people...

Well, on Holy Saturday we dyed our eggs. They went so fast I might have to boil more next year!



I picked up things for the girls' baskets a little piecemeal this year but am so glad they came together.


Easter morning we started with a nice brunch. My dad always orders kielbasa from a Polish shop somewhere up north; this year some other family members and I ordered and picked it up curbside at a semi-local Polish shop. It was very good!


I wasn't sure what to do for Easter dresses for the girls this year (I LOVE the spring dresses here and here but just couldn't do four!), but got an inkling of an idea after an estate sale a couple months ago. I had picked up vintage dresses in Evie's size and Cora's size (for a dollar each!), so I decided to go that route. Heidi's we already had and I was able to find one for Audrey on Etsy. I had planned to get the hem altered on hers but COVID-19. 


It was sad not being around family for Easter or taking part in any outside Holy Week traditions, but one silver lining was being able to take our time with everything and not rushing to be anywhere at a certain time. 






We streamed our parish's mass, then a bit later had an egg hunt out front.



I couldn't handle Cora's get-up (knee pads, socks with flip-flops 😂) or her explorer pose:




We also enjoyed an early Easter dinner. This year we had ham, my aunt's cheese potatoes, asparagus, and rolls.

I honestly didn't expect much from the week after Easter, since the girls had no school, but it was so nice! I was completely lazy. I read upstairs in my bed and wolfed down Hershey's chocolate with glasses of cold milk (I'm a die-hard dark chocolate consumer, except I don't like Hershey's, however I *love* their milk chocolate!). I just let myself be non-productive and cope with the world how I felt like coping.

One thing we actually did this past weekend was complete a one thousand piece puzzle! We all worked on it- I was especially amazed at Heidi and Cora's ability to figure out the tiny pieces. It was addicting to just try to find one more piece.



There's a Hardy Boy's version too; everywhere I looked online it was out of stock except for one small online store, so I ordered it from there. Really crossing my fingers it's not some scam site...

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