Sunday was certainly a joyous day! To begin with, there was the resurrection of the Lord Jesus to celebrate, and then worship to enjoy, and then a great big feast with family and good fellowship all afternoon long.
Rachel worked hard on these flower cupcakes for Easter lunch:
Hot cross buns are a tradition in our house:
Christina and JK hosted us and we were treated to a beautiful and delicious feast, beginning with yogurt creams, mimosas, muffins, and homemade donuts.
I finally tried Paska for the first time and now know why Lovella's family is always asking her to make it. It is delicious!!! The perfect accompaniment to tea (or a meal as we had it), and several of us wanted it for dessert as well. You can find Lovella's recipe here.
All the children together. Laura came down with a virus that has brought out blisters on her lips. Poor thing does not look very good in the pictures:
Laura wearing a white dress from Italy that I found for about $1 in a charity shop in Scotland over eight years ago, hoping for a little girl to wear it someday.
Lunch was delicious: ham, quiches of all sorts, strawberry-spinach salad, paska, hot cross buns, gluten-free scones, asparagus, and fruit salad.
I secretly knitted John a chicken with little chicks underneath. I love the face!!!
A hen hat is a good idea:
And, we made chocolate easter eggs for later on. Christina and I have a memory of going to someone's house to make these when we were young. We decided to recreate the recipe this year and had so much fun doing so.
And now, Michael arrives home in just a few hours and tomorrow Laura TURNS ONE!!!!!!