Hoping you all had a wonderful Easter celebration. We certainly did. I love to host this holiday and his year I pushed the boat out and make a lamb roast. I think the first rul e of hosting in not to make a new recipe for company, right? Well, on reflection that might have been a good idea. My plan to eat around 2.30 or 3pm turned into eating at 4pm. My family were gracious and the Brie, crackers and grapes I had set out were certainly necessary!
Luckily, it was a glorious day weather-wise and we had time to take Levi to play at the local park while we were waiting for the roast was doing it's thing. It was delicious in the end, and was matched with equally delicious elements brought by my Mother-in-law and sister-in-law.
I also tried my hand at some good old British Yorkshire puddings which turned out fabulously! I think I will tweak the recipe slightly to make them again but I will definitely make them again :) Another menu item that was a big hit and will be made again with a few minor tweaks thanks to lessons learned, was dessert. Strawberry meringue cake. Holy moley. It was good.
I had fun decorating the table this year and I took some inspiration from something I saw on Pinterest to make my Peeps centerpiece.
Levi had a great first Easter. Having his giggles and bubble blowing through the service was a reminder of how great the power of Christ's resurrection is. In this world, full of our sin and full of darkness, it can be hard to expect miracles. We don't deserve the freedom in which we live. But in Christ's death we have life. Full, abundant life. Life in relationship with our creator God. Levi is our answer to prayer. He is our miracle and our constant reminder that death has been defeated and Christ controls our destiny. Now that is a reason to celebrate!
Here are a few snaps from our day;