We had a full weekend of reflecting on God's goodness as well as having lots of fun with family. I'll share Easter pictures later. I love how Isabelle's dress turned out, but I don't have pictures of the details and such just yet- it was so cold yesterday, and snow is predicted for much of this week, I wasn't about to head outside for "pretty pictures." Although...doesn't she look so beautiful in her Cinderella dress here? And so grown up! Waaaaaaaaaah. Pass the kleenex.
We had a Mommy-Daughter date to the movies last weekend. Can you guess what we saw? So much fun, and such a wonderful movie. She is so self-conscious recently (that's another post for another day) that I was really surprised when she said she wanted to wear her costume dress. I actually hesitated, but thank goodness I didn't object because she felt so special wearing it. I would have deeply regretted that.
This sweet boy of mine has been helping in the kitchen so much lately. It's a special time together. He has such a good heart, wanting to serve and help. Now if we could just get him to put things back where they go. ;)
I wish our cats had some personality. Ha Ha
On Good Friday afternoon we made these Resurrection Rolls with my parents, who had dropped by unexpectedly. I love how this one right here turned out, looking just like an open, emptied tomb. So neat!
I found myself getting irritable and upset quite often during Easter weekend, and honestly, I was mad at myself for it. I don't know about you, but I often feel that there are so many expectations- put on by myself, I'm sure- and then instead of focusing on the beauty of his resurrection, I'm wasting my energy on things that shouldn't really matter. But I'm human, and a Mom, and I want that perfect photo of my kids all dressed up, and I want the memories of a special day/weekend, and... This has been a big trap for me lately. My priorities are not what they should be, and I KNOW the answer is in spending time in God's Word and being quiet and intentional in my time with Him, but I can't make myself do it. Does that make me sound awful? That I can't make myself read the Bible or spend quiet time with God?
Well, it feels pretty awful. So now I have a choice, and I want to choose well, to choose the very best.
Lastly, I feel so out of control with my house. Literally. There are bags here, stuff over there, piles of this and that pretty much...everywhere! Ack! This is not the environment I want for myself or my family, not at all. I don't even know what or how it happened, but it's draining the life right out of me and I need to make a change. But not just yet...right now I've got to finish up this no-longer-hot tea, finish up (what I really mean is make, but that would make me feel even worse, so...) lunches, and go get my little loves ready for a brand new day. And we're going to pray for one another.
Have a great Monday today!