We enjoyed a lovely day with my in-laws, and a delicious Easter dinner complete with Romanian wine brought back by my sister-in-law, and a ham we nicknamed "Bob" due to its enourmous size! (which by the way..never do that; never name the meat you are about to eat. Far too personal afterwards, I must say!) As the holidays come and go, and we, as a married couple spend them with each of our families, its interesting to see the different ways each family has of making the day special. I do admit, it was an adjustment at first for me. Afterall, you spend years celebrating a holiday a certain way, and then all of a sudden, it changes! But with my husband's help, I've come to realize that marriage is about opening your mind to different perspectives, and having the ability to take a little from both worlds in order to form your own. Monday was spent with my family, and my little Lilybug met her great grandparents for the first time! Naturally, she put on her best behavior, right up until the food was served. I think she feels a little left out that she ends up with a stupid bottle of milk when everyone around her is chowing down on ham, cornbread, and beans! I can't say that I blame her though! Naturally, at each family's house, there was enough chocolate, candy, and deserts to make everyone feel fat! (but my goodness, it was delicious!)
Its amazing to me how the holidays come alive when there's a child in the house. Lilybug is ony 5 months, but still...it brings out the "hidden child" in everyone. My husband and I have spent a great amount of time discussing how we want to raise our children, what traditions we want to carry on for them, how we plan to make the spiritual, true meaning of holidays the focual point...and we both agreed it makes us so excited for Lilybug to get to an age where we can start sharing our Faith with her! I realize that it won't always be easy, and though its a terrifying thought that this little soul is in our hands to fashion and mold for the glory of God, having a child has brought us both closer to our Faith, in preparation for passing that Faith on to our next generation. A huge responsibility, but one we are eager to begin!
Well, I suppose since I've finished my cup of Chocolate Mint Oolong tea (which according to my sister-in-law, is supposed to be good for weight loss!), and my little Monkey is awake from her
Enjoy your day!
Here are a few Easter pictures to share!
The Little "Easter Lily"
"Mommy, when can WE get a piano??"