Our family LOVES Passover! Some may think it is strange for a Christian family to observe a Jewish holiday, but we can't imagine a year without Passover. It would be like skipping Christmas. Besides, we do have some Jewish ancestry on Mom's side (you have to go way back, but we are proud to claim any Jewish heritage).
For Passover, we pull out Mom's wedding china, the crystal, and even the nice (matching) silverware! We always put on a white tablecloth and have fresh flowers for a centerpiece. This year, Melissa's irises were blooming in time!
This was the best horseradish, (or worst, depending on whether or not you like the burn,) that Mom has ever made. You know that it is going to be good when the smell from across the kitchen makes you cry!
Caleb thought that each bite would get easier.... We are just grateful his head didn't explode! Notice the tears? That means it is good!
This is hands down our family's favorite dinner of the year! We have our traditional dishes that we only make for Passover, and yes, they rival all the Thanksgiving dishes (though our Dad does make a good turkey).
We don't have any "little kids" anymore, but the three youngest still enjoy searching for the afikomen.
We always end the evening by singing some of our favorite Passover songs and enjoying a dessert of homemade chocolate macaroons (which have to be wonderful, because I made them.)
If you have never celebrated Passover, I would highly recommend it. Passover is a time to remember the goodness of God as He brought the children of Israel out of bondage, and to recognize His hand of protection on our lives today. Whether Jewish or Christian, I think we can all use that reminder.
Next year in Jerusalem!