Easter is a bittersweet time of year for me.
As a time of hope and new beginnings, in my own life it has been a time of wonderful beginnings and terrible endings.
One wonderful Easter Sunday, I got married. Surrounded by my closest friends and family, I said my vows, and left the very next day on my honeymoon to Thailand before moving onto London for a new job in magazines. Life was wonderful.
A few years later, I found out that marriage was over during Easter ... ironic, much? Or maybe just really awful timing.
Moving on a few years, my first child was conceived during Easter - another wonderful time in my life when I thought everything was as it should be again.
My Easters have been up and down since then. There have been gorgeous ones with my babies where they have discovered the magic of chocolate. Chase's first Easter was the first time he tasted chocolate and he knew exactly what to do with it!
And there was one a few years ago when I fell ill and had to take myself to the ER alone - the joys of being a single Mum.
This year, the kids woke early to find the Easter Bunny had been. There was chocolate for breakfast and an Easter egg hunt in our back garden.
I offered to take them out but they've been content to have a quiet day relaxing at home with our pets.
Easter isn't over yet, so I'm hoping this year's festivities will be one of the special ones.
How do you celebrate Easter?