Easter 2016

March 28, 2016





Hey friends, I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend. One of my friends posted this on FB and I loved it so much. 

Greatest man in history, had no servants, yet they called him Master. Had no degree, yet they called him Teacher. Had no medicines, yet they called him Healer. He had no army, yet kings feared Him. He won no military battles, yet He conquered the world. He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him. He was buried in a tomb, yet He lives today. His name is Jesus. ‪(unknown)

Today, I wanted to do a little weekend recap since my blog is also an online journal of some of our special family moments. 


Like this one at our church’s Easter egg hunt. 😀

If we’re facebook friends, you probably saw this picture I posted yesterday. It perfectly shows a very real life moment. We didn’t know why Emmy was crying until after the photo. She said something about one of us stepping on her poor little foot. I think it was me? Oops. Sorry, Ems! 


Here she is anxious to go looking for Easter eggs at our church before that awesome picture.  


We had a lot going on Easter weekend including JJ’s soccer game, piano recital, Easter egg hunt at church, worship on Sunday, and then dinner with family. 


I tried taking a picture of all the pretty Easter lilies we took to church but then #jjbomb. 


Both kids did so well! We were so proud of them. 


Our sweet neighbor, Charlotte performed at the recital too. 


So proud of JJ and his first recital. Gotta love boys and their many battle scars. #frisbeemishap


Emmy worshiped on Sunday morning with her friends during our service. Ahhh so cute!


After church, we came home and my SIL, Linda let the kids do some Easter egg decorating. Here’s a confession. I’m so bad at kids crafts. I don’t enjoy them and have a hard time planning them. I’d much rather bake with the kids. Thankfully, my SIL is the opposite! She loves kids crafts and doesn’t care much about baking. Looks like this will be a new yearly tradition. 

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I think they did a fantastic job! 


My nephew, Sean and I spent time over the weekend baking this cake for Easter. I taught him how to use the Kitchen Aid mixer for the first time and he did an awesome job. 


Sometimes, bloggers have #cakefails too. Sean did an awesome job helping but I made the mistake of using smaller cake pans and it came out a bit dry and uneven. The mousse frosting didn’t help it either. Oh well, we still finished it!


Since my SIL, Linda lives across the street, we both made dishes for Easter dinner. Our menu included salmon with lemon and dill, sautéed kale with bacon, roasted kabocha squash, roasted potatoes, pork tenderloin, and a french baguette with delicious cheeses. The kids dyed their Easter eggs at our house and then we walked over for dinner. It really can’t get better than that! I love our culdesac and our little community of family and friends. Our friends have become an extension of our family and it’s a priceless gift. 


Thank you so much for stopping by the Spring Fling Home Tour last week and for all your sweet comments.  I appreciate each and every one of them! 


The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him Daniel 9:9

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