"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to let you in."

-- Robert Frost

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

easter spring break piggy back

Our spring break falls this week with Easter weekend at it's conclusion. That means we're sort of cramming it all in together.

The very minute school let out last Friday, we high tailed it to the mountains for a much needed regroup. It's been something my teenagers needed desperately.

I don't want to postpone our Christ centered Easter tradition but, honestly, it's hard to give it full due amongst the crush of all sorts of spring break activity in a rental property. We'll be home at the end of the week and we'll be more able to focus our attention.

In the meantime ... at the forefront of the week, we awoke Sunday morning to a blizzard of a storm with chain requirements between here and the nearest LDS church building. We took the rare chance to hold our own little meeting in the comfort of the town home living room. 

Janie had brought an object lesson (which can be found here) about the last days of the Savior that she prepared in her activity day girl's church group. She had worked so hard putting it together for us as an evening activity sometime during our vacation and was just as please as punch to give it as our lesson. 

Then we all took turns sharing our feelings in testimony about gospel principles and our gratitude for Christ's perfect example and beautiful plan. 

Then she gathered us all for making those "Resurrection Rolls" everyone talks about. Some worked. Some didn't. We altered the recipe only slightly by dipping our final wrapped dough in cinnamon/sugar.

Not sure we would make them a tradition but just the same ... she was good at directing us all through the making. The recipe is here.

It was one of those Sundays where the air was thick and I'm hoping it's something these kids of mine won't easily forget. It was certainly a great kick start into Easter week.

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