liturgical chalkboard with our Lent mottos, quotes from Bl. Teresa of Calcutta
The morning started with an Alleluia!
and sacrifice beans turned alleluia beans.
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.
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.
We arrived at church an hour early, time for more pics.
We even met a fellow Catholic blogger, Tridentine Wife.
Rose with some of her friends.
All the littles were wonderful for the (almost) two hour long Easter Mass.
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.
My sis made up some healthy treats – chocolate dipped fruit and Tropical Macaroons.
Dad and Uncle hid the Easter Eggs and the fun began.
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.
We will continue our family time of feasting and fun for Eastertide, all for Him.