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Easter 2017

"What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul! What wondrous love is this, O my soul! What wondrous love is this that caused the Lord of bliss to bear the dreadful curse for my soul, for my soul, to bear the dreadful curse for my soul." -The Melody from The Southern Harmony by William Walker


It wouldn't​ be Easter without fresh flowers. I picked up an Easter Lily on Good Friday, but kept it hidden (Jesus hasn't risen yet) in our guest bedroom downstairs. On Easter morning, before the kids were up, I took it upstairs and placed it on our home oratory.  The sweet smell of lilies filled the house. It was wonderful!
Egg wraps are my new thing. No messy dyes, spills, or drying time to deal with. These beauties are ready after a quick dip in a hot bath. The plastic wraps shrink to the egg within a few seconds. Piece of cake. Just make sure you have some regular size eggs on hand. The jumbo eggs, while great for cookin' up a storm of omelets, are over-sized for thes…

Hosanna, to the Son of David!

On Palm Sunday, we hear the Gospel reading of Jesus entering the city of Jerusalem, riding on a donkey. How fitting that this lowly creature was chosen to carry Christ (and Our Lady) to the place of His birth in Bethlehem and now bears Our King through the streets where He will suffer His Passion and Death on the Cross. From the womb to the tomb. What a beautiful prefigurement to reflect on during Holy Week.



I wanted the girls to be familiar with this bible story so that when they heard it on Sunday, they would be able to follow along. So we cuddled on the couch and read from the book of Matthew. After explaining to my 3 year old why it was ok for the donkey to step on the clothes, we pulled out the markers and crayons for some coloring. This coloring sheet and cut-out Jesus  (my personal favorite) were great visuals. We reenacted the scene of Jesus entering Jerusalem. I drew a few palm branches for the girls to use as props and place on the road.



"When Jesus and the disciples dr…