What are your Easter plans/traditions

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What are your Easter plans/traditions
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Fri, 04-02-2004 - 12:38pm
Shamelessly stolen from another board. What are your plans for Easter? Do you go to church? Dress up in special outfits? Do you egg hunt, have the Easter bunny come to your house?? Any special traditions?

We are not religious (recovering Catholic here) but my dd enjoys church and will usually drag me kicking and screaming a few times a year. So we'll *probably* go for Easter, dont even know what church yet-maybe the Lutheran one up the road, I can take Lutheran churches better than Catholic!

One of my best friends has an easter party/luncheon at her house every year. Her dh hides over 300 eggs, they have a major egg hunt for the kids. its a lot of fun!!

We also do easter baskets and a smaller scale egg hunt at home (but cant hide real eggs because the dogs will find them and eat them, LOL). Dd's middle school is having an egg hunt this year on the Saturday before Easter, so we will attend that as well.

Oh and we go kind of dressy casual. I got dd a white t with little capped sleeves and a pink and white mini skirt, ds got khakis and a green/khaki plaid button down shirt. I'll probably wear a long skirt and a nice blouse, dh will prob wear khakis and a button down shirt (or sweater).


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Dj

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Fri, 04-02-2004 - 12:58pm

Easter? when's that? lol


I'm not overly religious, so we don't do church, we don't dress up, etc. I take a very commercialized approach to Easter. The kids have an egg hunt tomorrow that their daycare is throwing. We'll color eggs this weekend and hunt them all freakin' week. I'll do small, non-candy-oriented baskets.


But for Easter weekend ... xh and HWB are coming to see the kids, so I'll be alone. I'll probably spend Easter morning in bed ... not alone ... lol

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Fri, 04-02-2004 - 1:24pm

Zak is getting his tonsils out the Thursday before Easter so no Easter plans.


Easter is my least favorite holiday.

Kristi

"I do not want to be a princess! I want to be myself"

Mallory (age 3)

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Fri, 04-02-2004 - 1:38pm
Why is it your least favorite?

Dj

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Fri, 04-02-2004 - 1:42pm
Basic Catholic Festivities Starting this weekend with Palm Sunday. A lot of fasting, a lot of confessing, and a lot of masses. We'll do mass in fancy attire on Sunday and go home to a family dinner and egg hunt. The Easter bunny will stop by our home as well.
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Fri, 04-02-2004 - 1:52pm

This is going to sound really weird but I can't get over the pain and suffering of Christ and the fact that humans did that to other humans. Jesus only suffered a short time but people could last a long time on the cross. It just is so barbaric.


In other words, I concentrate too much on the death and not enough on the resurrection.

Kristi

"I do not want to be a princess! I want to be myself"

Mallory (age 3)

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Fri, 04-02-2004 - 1:58pm
Total side debate here, but did you read the Davinci Code yet? I just got around to reading it and WOW did it stir up some interesting theories about Jesus. Certainly a LOT of stuff I was never taught, since I was brought up in a strict catholic household.

Dj

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Fri, 04-02-2004 - 2:03pm

Yeah, I read it and I enjoyed it. I don't know why people get so caught up on Jesus's celibacy. It doesn't matter. It doesn't change his message or his ministry.


I happen to like read books on Jesus and different religious figures. Some of the theories are way out there-he married Mary Magdalene and went to England. He faked his own death. It just seems...silly. I read a saying somewhere that said Jesus never wrote anything, he was a poor man from a captive nation and yet he changed the world.


Devin and I would argrue all the time over Jesus and his ministry and my bottom line is that he was miraclous man that changed human history. The rest is just details.


Sorry to be so long winded...

Kristi

"I do not want to be a princess! I want to be myself"

Mallory (age 3)

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Fri, 04-02-2004 - 2:15pm
I dont normally care for religious type books, but that was not the style of this book so I really got into it! I know that the idea that Jesus was celibate is a touchstone for the Catholic faith-why else would priests be celibate? That is why I found it so interesting to not only read about it, but to realize that NONE of the other theories about Jesus was EVER taught to me.

I did some internet reading after the book, and I have to say they do make a good argument that he was actually married to Mary Magdalene.

Dj

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Fri, 04-02-2004 - 2:24pm
We go to church (but we go every Sunday). We don't dress up. Some years I have bought the girls special Easter outfits but I don't think often enough to consider it a tradition. We did egg hunts when the kids were younger but no longer do. We also no longer dye eggs or have Easter baskets but I still buy chocolate. Basically Easter now is no different from any other Sunday.
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Fri, 04-02-2004 - 2:51pm
We'll probably go to church, although we don't normally go to church (that's a whole other issue with me - I have issues with organized religions). But we'll probably go to the Congregational Church because they have a very dynamic minister who I've met through our Cub Scout association with that church. We'll dress casual/dressy (khakis for the boys, dress for me)

We'll have dinner (fresh ham, green bean casserole, sauerkraut, smashed red skin potatoes, asparagus) at home and I'll the table with my best dishes, crystal and silverware. I love using my "good" stuff (yeah, we had a debate about that once... let's not get into it again). LOL! My MIL may be coming and DH's brother and his family and of course my parents will be here. My brother and his family may come as well, but I haven't heard yet.

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