What a day this has turned out to be.  It’s one of those ugly, just need a nap, I’m too fat, why am I yelling at these kids, don’t want to do anything but eat chocolate Easter bunnies, had a Charley Horse last night kind of days.  I hate Charley Horses.

But in the midst of the bad day, I am learning a lot.  Learning about the Lord.  Learning about His grace.  Thankful for my patient husband and his funny jokes about me getting up on his side of the bed tomorrow.  Taking moments to breathe and grow and choose to believe what is true about me and not what I feel like right now.

It’s a necessary kind of day to have on occasion.  But it’s not ever fun.

This weekend we were invited to have a vacation, just Adam and me.  A house for us, on the creek, by the pool, a little hideaway, a house of rest.  I am so excited, so ready for a sweet weekend.  It’s our 2nd Easter together!  Last year I hid an Easter basket in the closet for my new hubban and we went to church.  This year we are celebrating with a Passover dinner and fishing with Jesus on the creek.

My family has celebrated Passover for the past 5 years or so.  Sometimes we have big celebrations with dancing, singing, and a lot of food.  Sometimes we celebrate just in our hearts.  Sometimes we are together and sometimes apart.  Adam and I are going to cook the traditional Passover Feast this year, but we are skipping the complete seder.  If you aren’t Jewish (I’m not) and don’t celebrate Passover for any other reason, you might not know about the seder and Passover dinner.  It is usually a solemn period of remembering the Passover of the Bible and the events in Israel followed by a giant feast and celebrations.  It is so much fun, and super tasty.  The rule is: no yeast!

If you are kind of interested in what Passover is but don’t know where to start, you could check out these Bible chapters:

Exodus 11-13, 34

Leviticus 23

Numbers 33

Deuteronomy 16

The Last Supper in the 4 gospels

You could do what we are doing and read a few of those chapters together as a family… and then EAT!  Here is our meal plan that you can copy…

Lamb with Rosemary and Garlic– We are doing something very similar to this

Charoset – apples, walnuts, cinnamon, sugar, honey, and wine

Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

Pots de Creme chocolate in a cup

So now that you know what Passover is, kind of what to do, and you have a complete menu you should look into celebrating this week!  Passover started yesterday and continues through sundown on Monday the 25th.



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  1. Pingback: The risen Lamb, and other sweet weekend things « By the River

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