Yesterday my family celebrated Easter. We made a weekend of it, since it’s hard to see everyone on one day.
Saturday I woke early and tried to get all my soap making done because I knew I had to stop around 3 to start cooking. Brian wanted pasta bolognese. I’ve made it from scratch before, but I cheated on Saturday. I cut up carrots and celery and sauteed in in some olive oil. I added a little chop meat, and when it was all nice and cooked and soft, I added a jar of Uncle Rao’s marinara sauce. (This is the only jarred sauce I’ll use. It’s that good) On Saturday night we had my mom and sisters over for dinner. Mom made a salad, Lisa brought a cake and Pam picked up bread. It was nice and easy, the way holidays should be. We try to get together and have what we call a “Regan family dinner” every Sunday, and we moved it over a day to accommodate Easter. (Who watches Blue Bloods and wants to explain the reference?)
On Easter we went to my niece Christine’s. She has three boys and our grandson Luke was there too. The kids ran around the yard, played ball and chased the dogs. There was an Easter egg hunt too.
You can see how happy Luke was. It was also everything a holiday should be.
We didn’t get to see my southern grandson Brian, but we did FaceTime him. I’m pretty sure he was at his other grandparents house for the holiday.
I’m grateful Elaine has Leo’s family close. We’ll go down to see him soon.
Family is important and provides love, support, security and gives us our values. Families also fight and argue, probably because they care about each other so much. I know I need my family’s support and love and I’m grateful for it.
What are you grateful for this week?
Yours in Gratitude,