Dream Boy's grandpa had a saying that whatever the weather is on Palm Sunday (at least that's what I remember, Dream Boy remembers him saying Easter Sunday), but anyways.........whatever the weather is on whichever of the Sunday's he said - it will be that way for the next 7!
Since both Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday were beautiful days......it looks like we have some amazing weekends to come!
Friday night we went shopping for a birthday gift and a baby shower gift before heading out to dinner to cash in a gift card we received for Christmas. Dream Boy had fish and I had a turkey apple bacon cranberry burger.
Can you say "yum?"
I ended up ordering dessert - creme brûlée. Oh my. Since Dream Boy gave up all sweets for Lent, I was forced to eat it all on my own. It was so delicious and I ate every last bight all on my own.
Saturday I had a baby shower to attend for a former student council member of mine. She graduated in 2003 and I had the pleasure of shooting her wedding about 1 1/2 years ago. She is now expecting her first baby, a little girl, and invited me to join in the festivities.
Can I tell you how much it means to me that past students share their life journey with me in such a way? It amazes me that they want me to be a part of it and I treasure this gift with all my heart.
We had a birthday party to attend on Saturday night for our "niece from another mother from another country" - my sister and her family are hosting a young lady from Spain this year, and she turned 16 this weekend.
We couldn't find a gift for her Friday night, so Dream Boy headed downtown to a local store and bought the sweatshirt you see her wearing. She was so funny, the minute she opened the bag she grabbed the sweatshirt, dropped all her other cards & gifts & ran upstairs to immediately change into it! This girl is a crazy, crazy girl and we have all loved her becoming a part of our family!
Sunday morning was an early one as Dream Boy & I had to be at church by 6:30 for him & 7am for me. We were the narrators in our Sunrise Service and Dream Boy was also on the committee to fix the breakfast that followed the service.
We stayed and enjoyed breakfast and then went to church again at 10am with S&D1. The service was filled with so much joy and the feeling of celebration knowing that Jesus is Risen was so apparent in every moment.
This past year, we have had many families start attending with young children and we are now able to have a children's worship. They played a special part in our service as well.
They shared the story of Jesus resurrection - a wonderful performance was given by all! It is so good to see them all on the stage and taking a part in our Easter service.
We headed over to my big sister's house after church for a family Easter dinner celebration! We had 18 of us there and the day was absolutely gorgeous. We spent most of the day outside enjoying every moment of it that we could.
So there ya have it in a nutshell. Our weekend.
But this mama's heart is so full of the promise Easter brings and the joy that I feel.
And now, off to breakfast and prayer time with my girls before we head into the final week before spring break.
Make it a great week everyone!