Easter has always been a big deal in my family. From the Sunrise Service, Cleaning the house for family dinner, trying not to break the good china, to my dad dressing up like a disciple in the Last Supper reenactment… don’t worry, he wasn’t Judas. But Easter wasn’t just a time for dressing up, dying eggs, and eating my mom’s awesome BBQ brisket. It was a time to intentionally enjoy the community that we gain from Christ.
Our house might be small and our table space limited, but God’s family table never runs out of space. That’s what celebrating Easter is all about. The chance to be at that table.
Easter isn’t just the celebration of Jesus’ sacrifice on the Christ for us. It is also the celebration of His rising from the grave. That victory over the grave has blessed us all with more than we can fathom. It is also binds us all together into a new kind of family. That is what Will and I wanted to celebrate this Easter – our new kind of family that Will and I found here in Lexington – our “Framily.”
Jesus resurrection has given us a family in each other, in our friends, deepened the relationship we have with our families, and even made us family with some of you reading this post! To celebrate that we had some of our friends & family over for Easter dinner!
The best part was that my parents came in from Kansas to help us host it! I was so glad to have my mom’s help hosting my first big dinner. She gave up hosting Easter dinner at her house to help me host it at mine.
Here’s all the food that we filled ourselves with. Like I said in my about me post, I am a firm believer that all moments are better with food, and after looking at these pictures, I think you will agree with me.