Sunday, April 8, 2012

He is Risen!

 This lent was a difficult one. I have been feeling so mournful lately. Not in a depressed way, but in a very prayerful way. I feel like God was calling me to truly suffer this lent. To suffer for His glory. I feel as though he ripped my heart from my chest and transformed it. There was definitely transforming that needed to be done! I have been very negative lately and finding it hard to fully trust in Him and His will. This lent brought on a lot of frustration and contemplation. There was a lot of work that needed to be done on my heart and God did it! I am always grateful for the opportunity to grow during lent. I can say without hesitation that this lent was both the best and worst lend of my life. I loved it because I knew that it was causing me to grow, I hated it because it was hard work! Needless to say, I was eager for Easter to approach so that I could feel the joy of His resurrection.

What a blessed Easter it was! We had the exciting privilege of hosting Easter breakfast for the first time! I was very excited because since we have an incredibly small house, it's not very often that we get to have people over. We woke up bright and early to prep everything. Although we were only having three people over, (James' parents and his sister)  I  wanted to make it special. We cooked a goat cheese and mushroom quiche, organic sausage and bacon, whole wheat honey waffles, and our guests brought a few other yummy treats. I also hung some paper pom poms outside and put out some fresh flowers.  I was quite impressed with my {not so} crafty self! It took Sophia a few minutes to figure out that the Easter bunny had brought a special basket. Once she discovered it, there was a very long tantrum when she realized I was not about to let her have jelly beans for breakfast. I was debating whether or not to give her a little bit of candy this year. When I found all natural jelly beans at Trader Joe's, I couldn't pass them up!

She gets more beautiful and more grown up by the day!

Gosh, these two are my EVERYTHING! They are the dynamic duo that keep me going.

My lovely centerpiece

Sophia discovering her Easter basket

After our much needed afternoon nap, we went over to my parents' house for an Easter dinner. My mom was sweet enough to put together an egg hunt for Sophia. I think she enjoyed it a lot!We had a traditional meal with ham, sweet potatoes, and broccoli.  I made some delicious whole wheat super duper healthy cupcakes to try and keep things somewhat nutritious:) although the loads of candy are unavoidable on holidays! All in all I say it was a great Easter. Plenty of yummy food and family time and a great liturgy this morning. Alleluia He is risen!

Whole wheat cupcakes. 100% unprocessed. 100% delicious! If you are interested in this recipe, here is the link:

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