all last week i was thinking about what easter really means to me because i was asked to speak at church yesterday. ben too. we both spoke and sang in a group musical number (with the kids at church)
so it was like the ben and emily show at the capitol hill lds church building yesterday.
i blogged last week about new life because we got a new nephew. and he is a little miracle. his big brother too. and that made me emotional.
and then i remembered growing up, my mom would get my family up at sunrise on easter morning and commemorate easter that way.
and it wasn't until now that i realized the symbolism of getting up with the sunrise on easter. because the Son rose on easter sunday.
i feel so grateful and blessed for this. for easter and the belief that i will be able to live forever with the people i love. no matter how many times i mess up or they mess up--- we can be together.
in food news, we spent the better half of the day cooking a fancy meal because such a day deserves good food and good attention. we also made these little nests for a treat.
i love me some marshmallowy goodness (not peeps).
my easter was just what i needed.
i hope however you spent your sunday yesterday was just as lovely.
*photo of a dc winter sunrise