Easter is one of my favorite holidays. I love the joy and the promise of new life that comes each spring, and I love dressing my kids in cute outfits and hunting for Easter eggs. As a young family with little kids, starting new traditions for our little family can be a challenge as we unite those of our families of origin with what we want for the future. My goals for our family Easter traditions are that they would be three things: memorable, special, and simple. I don’t want to add stress to an already hectic time of year, and I don’t want to get caught up in trying to make things too perfect while forgetting about what is really important. Today I’m sharing four simple Easter traditions we’ve started with our family to make the holiday special while keeping it stress free.
The Bear is covered in dirt and Pearl Girl is trying to climb out of Daddy’s lap, but we got one with everyone looking and smiling. Victory! We hope your Easter is filled with joy and peace and family. Love, Team Eby
Babies + Baskets + Bluebonnets = Easter in Texas
Celebrating new life in our risen Lord today. He is risen, indeed!
You Have Redeemed My Soul
by Don Chaffer of Waterdeep/Enter the Worship Circle
You have redeemed my soul
from the pit of emptiness
You have redeemed my soul
I was a hungry child
A dried up river
I was a dried up forest
and no one could do anything for me
You put food in my body
water in my dry bed
and to my blackened branches
You brought the springtime rain
of new life
nothing is impossible for You
We are playing outside nonstop right now.
The weather in Dallas is ridiculous this week and we find ourselves asking, “Is this spring?” Dare we hope that winter has passed us by completely? Spring is my favorite. Spring brings the trees budding, flowers blooming, birds singing, the discipline of Lent, the joy of Easter, our anniversary, Jed & Fisher’s birthdays, dining on patios, and SO MUCH playing outside.
Look at this big, almost 9 month old boy! He is standing and cruising around the edges of furniture like a champ. Neighbors of friends of ours gave us these Little Tikes playsets, and I know we are going to be playing like crazy all spring and summer. Don’t you just love hand-me-downs?
spring is finally, officially, here. it was time for a little redecorating in my living room to bring in some spring time flair. my local grocery store had beautiful bunches of flowers on sale for $4.99. they had my favorites- stargazer lilies, and i couldn’t pass them up. for a vase i used one of my meme’s old mason jars. tie a piece of raffia around the neck and it becomes a vase. i used a fun effect on the pics on picnik.com – called ortonish. i love how it makes them all soft and glowy. if only i could get this effect on my face in real life…
here is another mason jar vase, a smaller version. we use them as drinking glasses at our house. this $2 bouquet of faux daffodils and a little ribbon leftover from our wedding make it festive. you can’t go wrong by adding a few cheap plastic easter eggs. i played around with 2 other effects from picnik, special focus and reala400.