Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Holy Saturday in Pictures

So grateful to have help in the kitchen!
Making their annual Chocolate Nests for Easter

The beginnings of another AIP Raspberry Cake!

Our oldest son helped make the Scalloped Potatoes this year!
Taking a break from baking to fill Easter eggs for tomorrow's hunt! 🐤🐣🐥 
Who will find the golden egg this year? ✨ #EasterEggHunt #GoldenEgg
Baking Paska {Recipe: Basic Paska for Easter}
All ready for the oven!

While the Paska was baking we molded another little Easter Lamb out of butter!

Every year (at least for the last four years) I have said "Next year we will definitely make a new Paschal Candle!"
... and every year I end up scraping off the last digit of the year and reshaping it into the next number.
Good thing this has been such a slow burning candle! #paschalcandle #2012to2017 #nextyearforsure
{Details and directions can be found here: Creating Our Paschal Candle}

My parents celebrated their 40th Anniversary on Easter Sunday this year so I offered to host the party at our home, despite all of my pregnancy challenges. Between our trip to the coast and Redwoods last Sunday-Monday, working most of Tuesday-Wednesday combined with keeping up with our school week, and out-of-state friends visiting Thursday-Friday I hadn't had any time to prepare ahead of time this year. I finally made it to Costco and the grocery store late Friday evening and was so grateful to have help in the kitchen on Holy Saturday! Some of our children started coming down sick on Easter Sunday, but we still had such a nice day and I'll be back with more pictures soon. Happy Easter!