3 Reasons, Easter Edition!

Why hello there!  Here’s your long overdue Easter edition of 3 Reasons I Love Catholicism.  Without further ado, I present to you:

3 Reasons I Love Easter

Excuse the cheesiness. I’m just that happy about it being Easter season.

~1~

Lent is over.  OVAH, I SAY!

Lent is very very difficult for me.  Muy dificil.  I do not like, it, no I do not.  But since I complained about that in the 3 Reasons Lent Edition, I won’t expand upon it now.   Except to say that it’s not really my thing.  Like, not at all.  Did I mention that already?  Oh, alright fine.

I’ll leave the words to my main man, JPII, and the graphic design to my friend Iris @ A Country Girl’s Daybook.

~2~

Easter is 50 Days Long.  Take that, Lent!

Okay, so yes.  Lent is long and difficult.  But Easter is not just a day to us kooky Catholics.  It is a whole liturgical season, from Easter Sunday through the Ascension and on to Pentecost.  That’s longer than Lent!  And fun and joyful!  It’s full of celebration and happiness and is a mini-celebration of what we have to look forward to in Heaven.

To everything there is a season, it says in Ecclesiastes.  Penance and suffering had their season.  Now it’s time to live that JPII quote above.

~3~

Traditions

This year, for the first time since before Ezekiel was born, we got to visit my parents for Easter weekend.  In case I haven’t mentioned it, my parents live in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, on the way to Yosemite.  They live off a dirt road on 40 acres and it is just… bliss.  Absolutely amazing to celebrate the Risen Christ in a place that is bursting with symbols of God’s creation everywhere.  My kids are never happier than they are when they’re running wild and free at the ranch.

On Friday we hike the Stations of the Cross, on Saturday we dye eggs, and on Sunday we go to Mass and eat a fantastic meal.  And a lot of candy.  A lot of candy.  Gosh I love traditions, don’t you?

Jerome, the newest pet at the Spencer Ranch.  He is even more adorable in person.

Jerome, the newest pet at the Spencer Ranch. He is even more adorable in person.

Those are my 3 Reasons I Love Easter.  If you’d like, feel free to leave your 3 Reasons in the comment boxes, or if you have a blog, link it up below.  I love to hear from you, so don’t be shy.  :)

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  1. Your Easter sounds wonderful and that dog is sooo cute. What kind is he? My son is really working me hard for a puppy and I’m almost at my breaking point. Almost. This one is cute enough to push me over.
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    • Jerome is a Brittany (sp?) Spaniel. His eyes are incredible, although one of my sibs was complaining because he thought they looked just a little too real. :)

  2. Seriously, that puppy!!! I love our Easter traditions, too – we’re slowly adding them in, because candy and easter eggs alone are about all I was raised on (well, and Mass, but duh!) :)
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  3. That is one super cute dog! Looks like a beautiful place to celebreate Easter!! (I finally liked up!)
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  4. This post made me happy. :) How incredible it must have been to be able to celebrate at the ranch!! It sounds beautiful. And I’m a cat person but that puppy makes me melt.

    We celebrated at my daughter’s house. She insisted on having it at her house even though she just had a baby. I helped all I could. It’s not easy holding and cuddling a newborn. ;) Her other 3 hardly ate the meal she and I prepared because between their parents and grandparents generosity the kids, um, snacked on candy and chocolate most of the day. :)

  5. Happy Easter and what a cute puppy! I just added my post to the link-up.

    I hope you are feeling well!
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