Alleluia and Happy Easter!

We had a triumphantly adorable Easter, so I thought I’d try one of these what I wore link-ups to share.  And hey, today there are THREE!  Thanks to Camp Patton, The Practicing Catholic, and Fine Linen and Purple for hosting.

First, the what I wore part:

Here’s the whole gang after Mass at the Old Mission.

Girls’ dresses: Orient Expressed
sweaters: Old Navy
Hat: JCrew
Boys’ shirts and ties: Gymboree
Blazers & Khakis: Gap
Flexi hair clip: lilla rose
(Reader Heather sent me one to try out,
stay tuned for more details and a giveaway,
or go here for more information)
Jacket: JCrew
Dress: Anthropologie
Pearls: My grandmother
Shoes: Boden

Now let’s back up a bit, shall we?  (Please feel free to make your own rewinding noises at home.)

We figured we wouldn’t go to the Vigil, since we didn’t know any of the Catechumens or Candidates this year, and it’s a late night.  But Jack and Betty weren’t having it.  Jack was shocked, SHOCKED when we suggested that perhaps he only wanted to go for the treats afterwards, and insisted that he loved the pagentry and the immersion baptisms.  So off we went.  And had a lovely time.

The next morning began bright and early.  The Easter Bunny stopped by:

Leaving Easter baskets for all.
This is how excited Anita is about getting a new toothbrush.
He changed our Lenten Sacrifice Beans into Jelly Beans!
We had an Easter Egg Hunt in the back yard:

Blue Easter drool: cute or gross?  You decide.
The “Golden Egg” has a dollar in it.

Jack went out to the front yard and changed the sign on the cross he made as his quiet afternoon project on Good Friday:

Later, we hosted some friends for a really wonderful Easter dinner.

My Mom and I combined forces on a
Southern ham dinner with all the fixin’s.

And our guests brought desserts!

So this day has been officially siezed.  I feel so humbled and grateful.  Our God is good and triumphant.  Our family is hilarious, and beautiful, and fun.  Our friends are charming, and interesting, and generous.  Who could ask for more?

May all your Easter days be blessed.  Keep celebrating!