I hope you guys had a great long weekend celebrating Easter.
This is a time of the year which we can all afford to slow down and be appreciative of the all the wonderful things like Family, friendship, health and time we can spend with people we love and those who are close to us.
Being raised and a practicing Catholic I know my faith has received a lot of criticism recently but I enjoy the community and structure that it provides me on my daily and spiritual journey.
Every Sunday when we attend our church service I use that time to reconnect with my Family and give thanks for the all the good things in my life and try and be forgiving of the things that are testing my patience.
This Easter we managed to organise an Easter Egg hunt for both sides of the Family which was great to see all the little kiddies hunting for eggs!
We started Easter off on Good Friday by participating in ‘The Stations of the Cross‘ which was a long walk to many ‘stations’ around our town. Great way to start this long weekend 🙂
Soon after the Good Friday church service we caught up with Leki’s siblings in a National State Park (Brimbank Park) and had our first Easter egg hunt which was a success!
It was great catch up with with Leki’s family and we chatted about plans for the end of the year and planning the next family holiday which should be very exciting for early 2019!
On Easter Saturday we decided to stay in and make use of some of the local things available to us. Christmas 2017 we were gifted a tent that can fit 5 people and so we decided to give a few things a test run. We have a nice big river that flows through our town and Leki thought it’d be a great opportunity to trial some fishing.
Later in the same day we had pre-planned to camp out in the tent. In Australia, we are now in Autumn/Fall and so the night temperatures are dropping below 10 degree Celsius so Ky and I decided to give the camp out a miss.
Emelina and Leki did very well and they reported that it was very comfortable in the tent overnight!
Easter Sunday we spent this time at home resting and cleaning up and then traveled to Leki’s parents house (over an hour away) to spend the night and hang out with them. We don’t travel to the city that often so it’s always great to get the kids to spend time with Papa and Nani 🙂
Easter Monday we then traveled to meet with our parish Priest to organise little Ky’s Christening for later this year. We had already asked some relatives to be the Godfather (from Sydney) and Godmother (from Melbourne) and now I am looking forward to organising the next family gathering in early May.
After our meeting with the Priest we then travelled to my parent’s place for the second round of Easter egg hunting.
We planned for lunch at 2pm and then the Easter egg hunt soon after. The kids were very excited and I can report all the kids were bouncing off the walls with the chocolate they got 🙂
So we had plenty to eat and caught up with great conversations over the Easter Long Weekend.
I am thankful for all the good things in my life and I appreciate the setbacks and the lessons I can learn from them.
I love my husband, my children, my Family and that we live in such a great community with great people around me.
From my family to yours – I hope you had a refreshing long weekend with loved ones and continue on in 2018 in good health and good spirit!
Belinda, Leki, Emelina and Kyneton xo