With the season of Lent winding down, we celebrate the rebirth of Jesus. Lent is always such a cleansing period, and Easter is a re-awakening. Fortunately this year the weather also added an additional pop to the big day.
We gathered with our sons, daughter-in-laws and favorite five year old for Mass Easter morning. As Father shared the Homily I enjoyed hearing him share his personal moments of sacrifice and change during Lent.
After church we met up at our home for a family meal. Krieg invited an unexpected guest who was traveling from Portland, OR, relocating to Syracuse, NY. We'd met RP two summers ago when he hosted a Rhino Lacrosse Camp in Boise. Krieg was working at the camp after meeting RP and team over in Oregon. Naturally we had to extend some Shaw Hospitality when they came to town.
Holiday or not, the Shaw family table has no boundaries and all are welcome. I think both Mike and I enjoyed how Krieg knew RP would be welcome without asking first.
Missing from our family gathering was our new parents and newest grandson. With their work schedules and hockey season sneaking out of town with a nearly 2 month old baby wasn't on the agenda. Besides they were anxiously awaiting the arrival of Chris' dad and Kathy, who were driving to Idaho from Michigan soon.
|Cute Easter Bunny|
|She loves being a Momma|
After a meal with several new dishes, we took in some vitamin D and added some photographs to go with our Easter memories.
|Our Easter Family|
Krieg and RP