He is ALIVE! He has Risen! Happy Ressurection day! I hope you took some time to reflect on all the goodness that comes with Jesus and his awesome love for us and his sacrifice but also his victory!!!
My dad and sister traveled the 6 hours south to come see us for Easter! It is always enjoyable but also exhausting when family comes for a visit. My heart broke a little bit this week as I felt some tension between my sister and I. To be honest, I felt some persecution from her. I know that is a big word and most the time you think of Christians overseas who face death for believing and living for Christ. It is nothing of that nature but I did feel my sister trying to belittle the way I parent my children. I didn't stop and let her know my feelings... I didn't argue.... I bit my tongue and prayed. Prayed that she would have God encounter that would transform her life and her morals and beliefs. I have no idea if she reads this blog so if you see this Kelly... I love you, I LOVE YOU! I just dislike it when you state some of your opinions but I still love you and glad you came out. I'm just being real here. I need to be more real on my blog and really let you know my heart more.
With family, we did enjoy many things this weekend. We took a nice walk on Friday, we went to an egg hunt and soccer game on Saturday. Saturday evening I tried to eat a 1 pound burger and failed! Sunday church was amazing as 2 people got baptized! Then after my family left I even got homework done!
Since you all loved the other cookie giveaway I did last week I thought a St. Patrick's Cookie Giveaway would be another great one for those of you who have a sugar tooth. :) This giveaway is sponsored by Gourmet Cookie Bouquets ! I personally have not tried these cookies but looking at the pictures of all the cookie bouquets made me ready to try them! I absolutely love the creativity in all their Holiday Bouquets! 2 Lucky winners will win a fun St. Patrick's Day Bouquet that is valued at $50. GOOD LUCK! I hope one of my readers wins!! Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter the St. Patrick's Day cookie giveaway. The mandatory entry is commenting on this post, but once that entry is completed, various other entry options will become available. Any option is acceptable, but the number of entries per person are limited to the number indicated in the contest rafflecopter form. Entries will be reviewed and duplicate or uncompleted ones will be removed
St. Patrick's day is March 17th so its approaching quickly. I have a few ideas on art and food projects that i want to do with the kiddos. Hopefully I will have enough time to complete them and share them with you. This was a super easy one for those little hands. I cut the stripes of colored paper but if you are working with a preschooler or school aged child then they can practice cutting. The two toddler boys here only had to glue the pieces on their piece of paper. EASY, but they enjoyed it! :) It sure has brightened my kitchen with them hanging on the fridge! :) I also talked more about the Promise God gave us with the rainbow since I know that history a whole lot better then the history of the Irish Holiday!
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