Sunday, April 8, 2012

Beautiful Resurrection Sunday

Today was the loveliest of days.  The sunshine, so beautiful, beckoned early padding of feet up and down the hall.  How could you not rise without a smile and joy on such a morn?  Sibling quibbles were quelled quickly, as how could one squabble on such a day?  This day we remember the greatest Love of all, Jesus Christ, laying down His life for friend and foe, His full redemption, His satisfying perfect justice, His infinite mercy and compassion toward us, His overwhelming forgiveness, and His resurrection power.  He is risen!  Today we were exhorted to believe in His resurrection.  Are we ready?  He is our Risen Lord and Hope.  He is, He was, and He is to come."  Believe in the resurrection of our Lord Jesus, and believe in Him in the coming resurrection."  And again I say, rejoice!"
Kids got a lot of Easter in today, minus the candy.
Hens stepped up production.  Beautiful Eggs.

Natural dyes, red cabbage, tumeric, spinach/chlorella, beet kvass.

Removing the eggs after dyeing overnight in fridge.

Colored eggs this morning before breakfast and Sunday service.

Gabe and Lydia bought one another gifts of their choosing.  Lydia asked for a big pack of crayons.  She is drawing a Happy Easter note for Mom.

Lydia's gift to Gabe - a snap together jet model.

Finished.  (They were up with the sun this morning.)

Lydia growing up, but not too old for Easter basket anticipation.

Candy alternatives - inedible agates.

Lydia picked these out at Costco.  Ready for swim lessons again?

Fools Gold.  Gabe was delighted but not fooled.

Breakfast - Like a Finish oven pancake with almond flour batter poured over baked pears.  A new family favorite.

Here we are.  Gabe is our photographer.

Lydia was so excited to have curls today.

Marshal home all day undisturbed with the duty phone.

Gorgeous warm day.  Lunch/snack on the deck in the sunshine.

Kite served as our weather/wind vane which came in handy for rocket launching today!

Gabe and Tigey

Animal Devotion

Serving lamb, turnips, and artichoke with homemade mayo and mint sauce.  Marshal grilled and cut the butterflied leg of lamb.  Lydia helped me juice the citrus for sparkling water.

A lovely candid.

Moved the table, progressive dinner, to the sunny side.  Loved the ambiance with the sheep in the background, French countryside or something.  Handsome hubby fit "the look" totally.

Lydia brings in the cake.

Lid's off; time for cake!  We made the "Ulla" Finnish Birthday cake with almond flour and honey instead of sugar and white flour.  It was perfect.

Lydia had her hands in the cake production.  She arranged the fruit.  She had arranged the banana, kiwi, and strawberries so beautifully on the middle layer that I didn't want to cover it.  I think she has a future in cake decorating.

His look says, Mmmm.  This was after our first serving.  We all had two and had a difficult time leaving enough for tomorrow.  Marshal made us promise to save it 'til he gets home.

1 comment:

Janelle said...

Amazing! Your Easter looked perfect in every way - and your blog always gives glory - and emphasis - to the Right Place. We love you guys, and felt we were one with you in Spirit.