Monday, April 13, 2009

A Simple Easter

The joy of Christ's Resurrection
Simply expressed in the shape of an egg:
Promise, hope, sweetness, life . . .
Combined with a "Come as you are" invitation,
Set the tone for our Simple Easter Celebration.

While flowers danced

And trees sang a full chorus of beauty,

We sat down to tea with a thankful heart
For the gift Christ bestowed so freely upon us all.

A simple feast,
Fresh and delicious,


Featuring specially prepared eggs by Rachel


Paired with mom's whole wheat buttermilk scones

Satisfied those arriving
With heartiest of appetites and smiles.


The afternoon called us to orchard walks,
Teetering and tottering,

Silly games,

And butterfly hunts.

Gentle nets and sharp-eyed girls

Could catch but a single grasshopper.
(Released promptly following an obligatory photo.)

It proved a day of sweet, sweet simple joy
Full of wishes that it could last an eternity.

Thank you Jesus for a Dream Come True

* * *

And I give unto them eternal life;
And they shall never perish,
Neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
John 10:28

* * *

And this is life eternal,
That they might know thee the only true God,
And Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
John 17:3

14 comments:

Kat said...

What an absolutely perfectly perfect day! Just gorgeous! :)

Elizabeth said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day! Happy Easter my friend :)

Karen Deborah said...

awhhh, would have loved to pop in and share a bit of joy with all of you.

Karen Deborah said...

So my friend, my very knowledgeable gardening buddy, see if you can tell what I used to line my Easter basket with.

skywind said...

Beautiful Easter. I love it.
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June said...

A simply lovely Easter feast. All the more rich because your family was around you. I'm delighted for you. Beautiful flowers.
Happy Monday, June

LadiesoftheHouse said...

What a beautiful, simple easter celebration. Thank you for sharing!

FancyHorse said...

What a wonderful Easter Sunday afternoon!

david mcmahon said...

Truly a precious Easter, Debbie.

Becky said...

Looks like a wonderfully relaxing resurrection day. Kiah found a caterpillar today so the butterflies are soon to come. :-D

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

An absolutely perfect way to celebrate Easter. Your table looked lovely, and the brunch so delicous. I absolutely adore whole wheat scones--YUM!

imbeingheldhostage said...

What a beautiful life you have!!

Ruth MacC said...

Amen sister.

Theresa said...

I've missed reading your blog and enjoyed catching up a tiny bit tonight... more to come! Two questions... first, do you share your ww scone recipe? And second can you tell me about the Beatrix Potter tea set? If it's still available, I'd like to find it for using with my girls.