Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter Evening

 Our family enjoyed a lovely and peaceful Easter Sunday.

 Perhaps with a bit too many indulgences for the sweet tooth.

 But festive nonetheless.

 I did ask my girls to please leave me a few eggs
untouched by 'pop culture.' Or they would have
all looked like these.
Don't even ask...
(These are for you Michaela.)

 Too many of these around the house.
But my vocal students will love the leftovers:)

Prince of Peace by Liz Lemon Swindle
 Favorite tradition of the evening is opening plastic eggs 
and reading aloud quotes found inside.
My favorite this year:

"The gift of immortality to all mankind through the reality of the Resurrection is so powerful a promise that our rejoicing in these great and generous gifts should drown out any sorrow, assuage any grief, conquer any mood, dissolve any despair, and tame any tragedy.  Those who now see life as pointless will one day point with adoration to the performance of the Man of Galilee in those crowded moments of time known as Gethsemane and Calvary. Those who presently say life is meaningless will yet applaud the Atonement which saves us from meaninglessness. 
Christ's victory over death ended the human predicament. Now there are only personal predicaments, and from these too we may be rescued by following the teachings of him who rescued us from general extinction."
~Neal A. Maxwell