Friday, March 29, 2013

Good Friday

 Today we commemorate the death of Jesus Christ, who chose to die for our sins. 
Sunday, we will celebrate his resurrection.  He came back to life, from the dead. 
He did all this, for us, so that we may have eternal life- amazing, right?!

Have a wonderful Good Friday, friends!
Remember to give thanks for the amazing God we serve.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Ready For Spring And Carrot Cake

So that's the second post this week with the word "cake" in the title. I clearly have a problem.
But have I mentioned we're excited for Easter!?
Oklahoma temps are finally warming back up and I hope they stick. You never know around here... 

On Easter Sunday we have family coming over for a little dessert party. We're not doing the huge traditional Easter dinner on Sunday this year. But I have to say, I'm really excited for an easy, low key get together. 

Everyone is bringing some kind of dessert and I've decided to make this carrot cake recipe. I know carrot cake isn't for everyone, but I LOVE it! And this recipe seems pretty fail-proof!
This recipe looks delicious as well.
So I decided to add a few touches of spring decor to freshen up our abode. Again, I just love spring colors and having fresh flowers around makes me a happy girl. I plan on adding some fresh tulips before the weekend.
 Homemade banner I used for Henry's Easter pics, plastic Easter eggs, 
 and Forsythia from my mom's backyard. So easy!
 My diy chalkboard with my favorite Easter Bible verse, more eggs, and cute little chicks from the Target Dollar Spot.
I just used some cute ribbon and clipped on the pic of Henry's first visit with the Easter Bunny:)
 And I think I'll print off this adorable banner to hang by the dessert table. Love these colors!
Download here
Just three more days!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Henry's Easter Basket!

I have always LOVED Easter! A day to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus, first and foremost.
I can't wait to teach Henry what Easter really means!

Easter also brings out all the fun spring colors and decorations, Easter outfits, and Easter basket goodies! I remember being little and waking up Easter morning to see what the Easter Bunny had left in our baskets. Silly, I know, but a fun tradition we plan to carry on with the little man:)

Here's what the Easter Bunny is leaving Henry this year.

1. Easter Bunny Touch and Feel Book-  
    Little Man is obsessed with books, this one is super cute.
2. Where Are Baby's Easter Eggs Book 
    Where is Baby's Belly Button is his favorite, so I'm sure he'll love this!
3. My First Shapes Jumbo Puzzle
    Love Melissa and Doug Toys. He has another and I can't believe how well he plays with it!
4. My First Markers- 
    I'm excited to hang up some of his artwork:)
5. Bubble Wand, Squishy Baseball, Frog - All cute little things I picked up at Target.
He's also obsessed with the plastic Easter eggs I've been letting him play with, so I plan to fill them with little "treats"  on Easter Sunday- goldfish, cheerios, etc...  He'll love it:)

I was so excited to pull out his Easter Basket from his closet a couple of weeks ago. It's from Pottery Barn last year and I still LOVE it. It's the large size so I plan to pick up a toddler version next year when he is able to walk around collecting eggs:)

Just one month old, his first Easter.

We are officially ready for Easter!