Easter Sunday

Easter Blessings from JOYfilledfamily

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easter sunday chalk board

liturgical chalkboard with our Lent mottos, quotes from Bl. Teresa of Calcutta

The morning started with an Alleluia!

easter sunday counter

empty tombs,

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and sacrifice beans turned alleluia beans.

easter treats

The little's had a hard time sticking to our “Jesus first” policy.

My Easter baskets were recycled from Sparkles bday last year.  They were filled with up-cycled goods from the thrift store and my stash.

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We took several outtakes before heading to a Solemn High Easter Mass.

The kid’s Easter clothes were all re-cycled clothing from the thrift store and my sis – Children’s Place, Nordstrom’s, Ralph Lauren, Chico’s, LOFT and other quality brands.  The total cost of this year’s Easter Collection was $18!

Dad and I also wore thrift store finds.  I had a brand new Liz Claiborne shirt, brand new Talbots sweater, and brand new Loft skirt – for a grand total of $11.  Dad had a like-new suite and new shirt – for a grand total of $9.

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We arrived at church an hour early, time for more pics.

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We even met a fellow Catholic blogger, Tridentine Wife.

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Rose with some of her friends.

All the littles were wonderful for the (almost) two hour long Easter Mass.

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We headed home to prepare some side dishes, empty tomb eggs and stuffed mushrooms.  Then we headed to my sister’s house to spend the rest of the day with relaxed family time.

We feasted on ham, prime rib, asparagus, salad, mushrooms, and no-potato salad.

paleo easter treats

My sis made up some healthy treats – chocolate dipped fruit and Tropical Macaroons.

easter egg hunt

Dad and Uncle hid the Easter Eggs and the fun began.

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Papa & Nana Bank

The kids cashed in at Papa & Nana’s Bank.  That’s right, the kids get money instead of candy.  Actually, they get paper money in their eggs.  They are responsible for adding up their findings.  Papa supervises the money counting. Then they get to cash it in with Nana.   Nana distributes the cash.  This year she plans to the kids open a new account.

Lastly, we watched a movie as a family.  This was a nice treat since all TV use was offered up for Lent.

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We will continue our family time of feasting and fun for Eastertide, all for Him.

eastertide

ALLELUIA!

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Easter Linky ~ Catholic Cuisine

10 comments:

  1. Happy Easter to you, Lena, and your beautiful family!!

    Ha ha! We, too, had some gorgeous clothes from our local Goodwill. The girls wore them to Easter Vigil Mass.

    Your Easter Sunday sounded (and looked) like such a beautiful day. I'm stopping in from Catholic Cuisine and really enjoying seeing how everyone spent their Easter.

    Happy Easter!

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  2. It's always a gift to visit your blog.

    Easter blessings to you and your family!

    God bless.

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  3. Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! Praise the risen Lord! Alleluiah! I always love your pictures, Lena. The joy on your children's faces is so uplifting. :) I definitely have to try making those coconut pineapple goodies.

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  4. It looks like such a wonderful Easter! You have a beautiful family! Many blessings to all of you.

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  5. Love the thrift store bargains! And what a beautiful family you have! Now I'm off to check out some of your recipes :)

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  6. What a joyful day!! I'm jealous that you got to see Hafsa on Easter!! Happy Eastertide!

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  7. What a fun and joy filled day! I loved seeing all the pictures!! And those tropical macaroons look delicious, I look forward to trying the recipe! Happy Easter!

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  8. Lovely post and lovelier family:) Awesome bargains! I have been trying to do more thrift store shopping too...Grace loves the hunt and has a great eye! I am less patient and definitely need her to spot for me. Sounds like a blessed day...Can't believe how big the boys are and don't think I've met either of them!? All of the beautiful church friends filled me with a warm heart,so happy for all of you! Eastertide blessings:)

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  9. Lovely post and lovelier family:) Awesome bargains! I have been trying to do more thrift store shopping too...Grace loves the hunt and has a great eye! I am less patient and definitely need her to spot for me. Sounds like a blessed day...Can't believe how big the boys are and don't think I've met either of them!? All of the beautiful church friends filled me with a warm heart,so happy for all of you! Eastertide blessings:)

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  10. What a blessed day you had with family and friends! Now, you've tempted me to head on over to the new Goodwill Store that opened up near me! What great finds you had!

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