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Happy Easter Open Thread

It’s barely Easter morning. The authors here at Mormon Momma want to wish all of you a wonderful day, celebrating the atonement and resurrection of our Savior.

Please share your Easter thoughts and/or traditions in this thread if you care to. We’d love to hear from you!

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  • Amy Lockhart March 31, 2013, 8:59 am

    I forgot Easter. At least the Easter Bunny part of Easter. We celebrate the Bunny part of Easter on Saturday so we can focus solely on the Savior on Sunday. We had company coming and a really busy week and it just sort of slipped my mind that the Easter Bunny needs help.

    I got wrapped up in the guilt and felt like Easter was ruined. On the way home from a quick errand I saw my family out for a walk. As I slowed to say hi, I was greeted with excited declarations of the need for an Easter Parade. I was in the lead, closely followed by the children with Daddy bringing up the rear. Yes even my oldest participated :) It was a grand parade indeed.

    Our 1 block family Easter Parade was all I needed to remember that Easter is about celebrating the Savior. As I looked in my rearview mirror and saw a neat little row of progeny following me home, my heart was filled with joy. He is the reason we are here and that I have this family. He is reason enough and unplanned parades and thrown together dinners are celebration enough. The Easter Bunny wasn’t even missed.

    My daughter’s talk for Primary today puts it quite nicely. “What does it mean that Jesus rose from the dead? It means that he was resurrected and that we don’t just celebrate the Easter Egg Hunt. We celebrate Jesus being resurrected and that means we can be to!”
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  • partone March 31, 2013, 9:41 am

    Happy Easter everyone! We do regular stuff like color eggs, egg hunts, and spring flowers everywhere.

    What are your Easter menus?

  • Alison Moore Smith March 31, 2013, 1:35 pm

    Thanks for sharing your story, Amy!

    partone, here is our menu today (although it’s different every year):

    • slow cooker baked ham
    • butternut squash
    • asparagus
    • tossed salad
    • whole wheat rolls
    • funeral potatoes
    • coconut pineapple upside down cake

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  • Angie Gardner March 31, 2013, 1:54 pm

    Our Easter menu (missionaries and a new family in the ward will be here in an hour):

    Ham, funeral potatoes, rolls, deviled eggs, rainbow jello in spring colors, and broccoli/cauliflower salad. For dessert, peach cobbler and vanilla ice cream.

    We also have the EB visit us on Saturday instead of Sunday. That way the kids can just go nuts on a sugar rush all day, and focus on the Savior on Sunday.

    We had a really nice Easter sacrament meeting today. Each member of the bishopric spoke about a different period of the Savior’s life. There were 4 lovely musical numbers (Primary, choir, and 2 solos), all of which I accompanied so I am super glad the day is over and that it went well.

    I love Easter.

  • jennycherie April 1, 2013, 5:17 am

    We had a great Easter! We haven’t ever really done much with the Easter bunny and we don’t do Easter baskets, but we did do an egg hunt with a couple of friends after church. The kids enjoyed plenty of afternoon Easter candy! For whatever reason, I guess just that I didn’t bother, we didn’t do Easter dinner this year. We had frozen pizza for lunch and nachos for a very late dinner after going to check on several sisters that were ill or needing a boost.

    What was great was really our Sacrament meeting. Two adult women were baptized on Saturday so we had two confirmations at the beginning of the meeting followed by the baby blessings for the third set of twins (since November!) in our ward. Then, our bishopric was released and a new bishopric called. Add two fabulous talks and “For the Beauty of the Earth” by the choir and it was a great meeting all around! A 90 minute meeting, but a great one nonetheless!
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  • Alison Moore Smith April 1, 2013, 10:57 am

    Hope you all had a great day!

    jennycherie, years and years ago I decided that the typical “Sunday dinner” would not be part of our lexicon. *I* wanted a day of rest just like everybody else. For a while we did soup and sandwiches, then we did breakfast for dinner, etc.

    Last spring we started doing Sunday BBQ to entice all the grown kids and their dates and my nephews to come over. We did that until it got too cold. After Christmas, I went back to no formal Sunday dinner. But we did have Easter dinner and I made funeral potatoes for the first time in my life. (I feel like a real Mormon.)

    Nachos and pizza are great, particularly when you’re spending the day serving people! Kudos to you on priorities. :)
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  • Angie Gardner April 1, 2013, 11:19 am

    “I made funeral potatoes for the first time in my life. (I feel like a real Mormon.)”

    WHAT??

    You, Alison, THE Mormon Momma, have never made funeral potatoes before?

    I am shocked.

  • Alison Moore Smith April 1, 2013, 11:30 am

    I know, right?

    But remember, I’m a Mormon Momma because I’m a Mormon and momma. Not because I cook or sew or speak with the Primary voice. ;)

    P.S. I only made them because on of my kids specifically asked for them, having had them at a church function. :) I’m so lame!
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  • jennycherie April 1, 2013, 4:13 pm

    Alison, I am so glad to hear that on Sunday dinner! The only time I really cook on Sunday is when we have an opportunity to invite someone over. Also, the missionaries who taught me carefully explained all the important aspects of Mormon culture including funeral potatoes and jello.

    I love the idea of Sunday BBQ!
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