Easter 2016 Weekend Recap

Monday, March 28, 2016

Happy Monday, y'all!  Spring break is over (sadly) and it's back to work I go.  I had such a great week off and an even better weekend that was filled with so much family time.  I read somewhere Sean Lowe had posted (I think his personal blog) where their family is so close and they always make it a point to be there for each other and support one another.  Reading that reminded me that my family is like that--I've never once not felt supported by them, and I know that makes me very blessed because not everyone has family like that.


Rachel and I walked about 40 minutes to get some exercise and steps added to our Fitbits.  (Find me by email:
I love our conversations while we walk!

That night our church had a Good Friday service for the first time.  It was wonderful and really reminded me how serious sin is--my sin.


Saturday was SUCH a beautiful day!  After I made breakfast, Dustin decided he was going to wash our cars.

I've never seen anyone crawl on top of their vehicle to wash it ha!

Rachel and I decided to get together again to walk and walk her dog, Ralph.  She drove to the park, and since we live so close, I ran to it to meet up with her.  We walked for about 45 minutes and watched the disc golf tournament that was taking place there.

I got home as Dustin was finishing up washing my car.  He took a break inside watching landscaping videos on Youtube--so boring ;)

We had a family get together with his mom's side that afternoon so it was chambray and denim for me.

All smiles while driving out in the country!

I wished I would have taken pictures at his family gathering because we had a great time sitting outside and playing games (and eating really good food).


Easter Sunday was church as normal.  I finished up my Lent study in my She Reads Truth app, and it was a beautiful study.  The study began pointing out how different Lent and Easter are from Christmas.  Christmas is such a happy and joyous time anticipating the birth of Christ.  The Lenten season is opposite of that--where we stop pretending everything is perfect and start confessing our sins.  "It's a sober yet hopeful path to the heart of the heavenly Father, who 'is patient with us, not wanting any to perish (2 Peter 3:8-9)...Lent begins at repentance."--I pulled this from She Reads Truth because it said it perfectly!

Easter lunch with my mom, stepdad, sister, brother-in-law, and Dustin was at our house.  
Our main foods:

And the sweets!

I saved the most room for sweets since I have SUCH a sweet tooth.  I set out salad plates for sweets since I knew dessert plates wouldn't be big enough ha!

This captures our relationship perfectly
 Notice our shirts!  We decided to "Forget the Frock" this year and the money spent on these shirts went directly to the Eyes that See organization which helps women in Ethiopia who have been rescued from the sex trafficking industry.

Mom and I played around on Snapchat (sarahshaneyfelt) and face swapped--she thought it was hilarious!

Resting up before our next family gathering.

Hydrangeas are my favorite flower and I had to have them for our table!

Hanging out at the Easter gathering for my dad's side (the proceeds from my sister's shirt went toward Feeding the Orphans).

I hope y'all had a great Easter weekend!

Linking up with Biana


  1. You and your mama crack me up!! Love the shirts and the message with them. Yay for a sun shiny days to get those cars clean and yay for sweets, I have such a sweet tooth too!! Glad you Easter was glorious!!

  2. Dying over watching landscaping videos, I'm sure he thinks what we like to watch is boring too! Glad you guys had a great Easter weekend and I hope today isn't too rough for you! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. Glad you had a good spring break. Tenebrae services always bring the meaning of Easter home so poignantly. It's so sad but realizing the weight of our sin and the cost makes Easter Sunday and the empty tomb that much more exciting and joyous.

  4. I've never been to a Good Friday service before! I would really like to make the time next year.

  5. I read that article from Sean Lowe last night and really loved it too. Looks like you hosted such a fun lunch for your fam! Your kitchen is gorgeous! You should consider posting that strawberry pretzel salad recipe. I always love eating it at other people's houses but have never made it myself! :)

  6. Face swap is sooo weird-I have seen some that are just hilarious! Looks like you had a wonderful weekend, and I agree-sweets are the TOP priority! ;-)

  7. What a great weekend! I love Sean Lowe and his family, they are so close and I love it! Laughed out loud at the landscape videos...too funny!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  8. Looks like you all had a great weekend! Happy Easter!

  9. I think you & I had the same weekend...just half a country apart. Well, I don't think my husband watched landscape videos, but everything else was very similar. I hope your first day back at school is a good one!

  10. Glad you guys had a great weekend! I'm very blessed to have a super supportive family as well and I'm so thankful for that every single day! I don't know what I would do without them.

  11. I love indulging in the sweets even extra on holidays and yours look delicious!

  12. You had a great weekend! Your sweets look delicious!

  13. What a cool idea those shirts are! And I bet you guys (y'all!) have the cleanest cars on the block now!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

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