Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter Weekend and a Winner!

After a lovely Easter weekend, coming back to work was especially difficult this morning.

Good Friday

Like I mentioned in my last post, Friday was not only Good Friday, but it was also my boyfriends birthday! We celbrated by going out to eat with some of our best friends at Red Robin. The waiters and waitresses sang to Ronnie and totally embarressed him, and Steph and Jordan's baby totally thought everyone was clapping and singing to her. So presh.

Birthday boy opening his present

Birthday Lunch at Red Robin

In the evening, Ronnie played guitar at our church's Good Friday Service. I went to it with a sweet friend, and we just spend some time in prayer and worhsip, asking God to reveal to us sins in our lives we needed to literally, nail to the cross. It was such an incredible experience to be able to write out that sin in our life, confess it, and ask for forgiveness, and then use a real hammer and nails to nail it to the cross. How thankful am I for His grace and mercy.


I had the most productive day on Saturday! I spent the morning doing homework at a coffee shop. I am working on my masters in HR, and am currently in accounting. It might as well be in greek to me, because its pretty difficult for me to understand, but luckily, I have a friend from church who happens to be an accountant, and willing to help.

Saturday morning at the coffee shop
 After homework time, I spent the rest of the day cleaning and organizing. First, I got my car washed and the inside vaccumed and scrubbed. Then a girl I mentor from youth group needed to earn money for a class this summer, so I picked her up and she helped me clean my entire apartment, top to bottom! I also cleaned out 2 garbage bags of clothes and gave them away. Sadly, it was painful to get rid of stuff I haven't worn in over a year, but Jen Hatmaker, author of 7, would be real proud.

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday I woke up early with the sun rising and shining in my window, and I thought to myself what a beautiful morning on such a special day. Jesus died for us, and rose from the grave. He came back for you, and he came back for me. He displayed His love for us on the cross, and then conquered death for us. And something that blows my mind is that the same power that rose from the dead, also lives in US.

My sweet friend Bre and I

Three lovely leaders and some of our students from youth group

My super cute boyfriend and I

After I went to church, Ronnie and I went over to our friends house where I prepared Easter dinner for the first time in my life.

On the menu:
Spiral cut ham
Mashed Potatoes
Homemade stuffing
Fruit salad in homemade whipped cream

We all ate way too much, and had such a great time celebrating the resurrection of our Lord and Savior!

In other news, this beautiful girl, Jessica at Lovely Little Things is the winner of my Beautiful Battlefields giveaway!!!! Jessica, can you please e-mail me your address and I will send you a copy of this AMAZING book!

I hope you had a lovely Easter weekend, lovelies.


  1. What a wonderful weekend - Happy Belated BDay to Ronnie! - Blog Hopping from Meg's house.

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by!! <3 Have a wonderful Tuesday.

  2. I am so happy I came across your blog!! :) I am a new blogger too.. new bloggers have to stick together! I love doing my homework in coffee shops.. actually I love everything about coffee shops!

    following now! :) can't wait to get to know you!

    1. Thank for reading and saying hello! I also have a special place in my heart for coffee shops! Its my favorite date my man takes me on . :) Happy Tuesday!

  3. Your Easter oufit was too cute! So glad that y'all had a nice weekend, and that Ronnie had a great birthday! :-)

    xoxo Miss ALK

    1. Thank you!! <3 Hope your weekend was lovely as well!

  4. I love how you nailed your sins to the cross. I did that once in youth group, and it was such a powerful experience. Sometimes acting out the redemption process can make it all so much more meaningful. Sounds like a great weekend!

    1. Totally! It really was a tangible way to turn away from the sin in our life and feel God's forgiveness. Easter is just such a time of renewal, a fresh start at life. I hope you had a wonderful weekend as well!

  5. It looks like you had a wonderful weekend! I've never heard of nailing our sins to the cross but I can only imagine how powerful that must have felt. We attended a Tenebrea service on Thursday night that was so moving and powerful. That was the first service like that that I had been too and it was amazing. I'm glad you had a wonderful Easter weekend! I hope your week is going just as good! :)

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