An Easter for the Books

Monday, April 21, 2014

This time last year, we were in our small one-bedroom apartment in West Kensington, London. The day before Easter, C had run out to every little grocery store in our area looking for Easter baskets for the kids, to no avail. We had hopes of an exciting Easter for the kids, but you know when things just don't turn out like how you planned? Well, S used a pot to collect little chocolate eggs we had hid, and we were able to scrounge up a decent Easter meal. We did our best, but this year we wanted it to be a little more memorable. 

So, this year, we had a meal planned, and we were going to make it good. C was our master chef and made a delicious meal. Dr.Pepper ham anyone? Try it! You won't regret it. And, I'm still dreaming about those brussels sprouts!

The kids went out and hunted for Easter eggs in our yard after their naps. You would have thought it was Christmas! S kept saying, "Oh, gracias for surprising me!" Pato also knew exactly what to do, and verrry quickly learned that there were special treats inside each egg.

As I look back and think about how different this year was than last year, it makes me stop and think, "Well, what was the really important part?" And, it brings it all back to the real reason for Easter. To celebrate the resurrection of Christ. The knowledge that He is risen. I am grateful for my knowledge of the gospel and for this family of mine that I get to enjoy forever. I hope I can teach them to love to learn about Jesus and appreciate all the good in this world.


Anne Hill said...

These photos are so wonderful! Your dress is perfect for Easter!

Bees_Circus said...

Oh my, this is all just so adorable!!

Karim Jones said...

Aw, thanks! My husband took most of these, actually! He did a great job. And, the dress was a super lucky find. I love it.

Karim Jones said...

Thank you so much :)

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