Easter Greetings

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Happy Easter, everyone!  To quote the well-known hymn, “Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!”  It is a blessed day for sure.  The Brott family had our very own Easter miracle today:  we were almost on time for church today!  We were only five minutes late for church instead of…..well, we won’t go there.  I always say the devil is at work on Sunday mornings because we are always running late and everyone is irritable.  Then we walk into church and smile (like we haven’t been bickering).

Forgive me, I digress.  Easter is a time of rebirth.  The daffodils and hyacinths are blooming, the forsythia bushes, and you can buy tulips (they haven’t bloomed yet here).  Megan and I love giving our homes spring-y touches and decorating for Easter.  She displayed her Easter decorations on a previous post, so I’ll show you some of mine.  Since it’s Easter today, it’s too late for this year, but you can get ideas for next year.  Or just emulate the spring-y décor and take out the bunnies.

My parents have a forsythia bush, so I hacked away on it to create my own little “bush” at home.  Down the beach there are some pussywillows.  Megan and I noticed them on a walk one day.  Sadly, most of them had gone to seed.  There were just enough branches for me to put in a crock.  I bought tulips at Walmart, but any other “plant” is a pretend one.

As I’m writing this, I have on “Here Comes Peter Cottontail.”  Yes, I am very juvenile.  I absolutely love watching holiday shows.  Megan’s girls Milla and Fynnlay usually come over and watch them with me, but we didn’t get around to it this year.  We broke our time-honored tradition….and I live for tradition!  I didn’t stray from tradition last night, though. The traditional night-before-Easter marathon of boiling eggs, watching “The Ten Commandments” on TV, and ironing everyone’s clothes for church the next day (Eureka!  Maybe that’s why we’re always late for church….I only iron ahead of time for Easter).  Anyway, whatever your Easter traditions, I hope you enjoyed this blessed holiday.  In closing, I’ll quote another famous Easter hymn (if it’s stuck in my head, it might as well be in yours too):  “Up from the grave He arose!  With a mighty triumph o’er His foes!  He arose a victor from the dark domain, and He’ll live forever in our hearts again!”  Hopefully I quoted it right, but the sentiments remain.

God Bless!

MardiHere’s Megan’s and my families with our parents, sister Kendal, and her fiancé Rob.  We had just had an amazing brunch at Bella Maria’s. If we look cold, it’s because we were!