Hello readers! It’s been… almost three years since I’ve made a blog post, but my dad encouraged me to dust off the cobwebs being that quarantine has left me with more time on my hands. Yes, quarantine. *sigh* Maybe I will write a post with more specifics about how I’m processing everything going on with the corona virus, but for this post, I’d rather focus on some good news: Easter! Yes, Easter looked different this year. I didn’t attend church in a physical building, and I didn’t physically see my family, but I would like to focus on what I was able to do: celebrate the day with the love of my life, safely at home.
We made Easter baskets for each other but ended up opening them two days early because we were too excited! J got me a Nintendo-themed chess set and lots of yummy chocolates, and I got him two Mandalorian/Baby Yoda shirts, peeps, and x-box controller thumb grips (he’s been gaming quite a bit in quarantine, lol).
The night before Easter, I started some preparations for our big Easter lunch! I readied the bread dough, made hard boiled eggs, and baked the pie (more details on the pie to come in a later post).
My dogs got baths so that they were all cleaned up for the big day. They weren’t too keen on Easter photos, but we tried our best, and they were awful precious in their Spring shirts.
Easter morning (more like afternoon, we’ve been sleeping in a lot!) I listened to Crossroad’s service while getting ready and then got to work on our Easter meal: deviled eggs, green bean casserole, mac and cheese (the real star of the show), fresh baked bread, and strawberry glacé pie. It. was. so. good. and we have so many leftovers, yay!
After lunch we watched Black Panther (we’ve been watching all of the Marvel movies in order!) and then went on a nice walk before the rain moved in.
Albeit being very upset that we missed a “normal” Easter with family, I’m thankful we were still able to celebrate and have a special day just the two of us. I’m just really thankful today. Thankful for a safe, beautiful apartment to stay in, thankful for all of the food, thankful for FaceTime so that I could still “see” my family on Easter, thankful to have a partner in life who made the day special, but most of all thankful that Jesus came to save us. One thing is for certain, it’s been hard to cope with all of the devastation happening in the world, but remember this: Jesus has overcome the world.
I hope you all were able to celebrate Easter today while in quarantine, whatever that looked like for you.
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