what’s up – Easter 2013 version

Hubby has been traveling for work for two weeks.

Computer wouldn’t turn on for about 7 of those days.  Ugh.

Also,

kids’ school spaghetti dinner

piano lesson

potluck

3 church meetings

2 playdates

2 car appointments

3 doctor / dentist appointments

1 child needing to get blood drawn

dog grooming

another child with an essay due

youth group

Maundy Thursday activities

IQ testing for my youngest to help a Master’s student

and that’s only the out-of-the-ordinary stuff!

phew – no wonder I haven’t blogged at all!

Happy Belated Easter! 

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(how pathetic is it that this is the only pic I got of the kids all together in their Easter outfits??)

 

I was also prepping for an upcoming ***no kids*** trip to Key Largo, Florida, by doing some thrift shopping.

Got some new-to-me clothes for our trip for great prices AND I scored these:

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That is an awesome Star Wars pop-up book in near-perfect condition for $1.99!

And a Thirty-One skirt purse in excellent condition that I got for… drum roll, please …. $4.59!

 

Gotta love thrifting!

What’s up with you?

 

Easter Thoughts

I heard this song this week and I thought it was perfect to reflect on for Easter.

Jesus died and rose from the dead.  For you and for me.

What better response than to live our lives for His glory?

Galatians 2:20 ~ “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

“Much of You”

By Steven Curtis Chapman

How could I stand here

And watch the sun rise

Follow the mountains

Where they touch the sky

Ponder the vastness

And the depths of the sea

And think for a moment

The point of it all was to make Much of me

Cause I’m just a whisper

And You are the thunder and …

I want to make much of You, Jesus

I want to make much of Your love

I want to live today and give You the praise

That You alone are so worthy of

I want to make much of Your mercy

I want to make much of Your cross

I give You my life

Take it and let it be used

To make much of you

And how can I kneel here

And think of the cross

The thorns and the whip

and the Nails and the spear

The infinite cost

To purchase my pardon

And bear all my shame

To think I have anything worthy boasting in

Except for Your name

Cause I am a sinner

And You are the Savior and…

I want to make much of You, Jesus

I want to make much of Your love

I want to live today and give You the praise

That You alone are so worthy of

I want to make much of Your mercy

I want to make much of Your cross

I give You my life

Take it and let it be used

To make much of you

This is Your love, oh, God

Not to make much of me

But to send Your own Son

So that we could make much of You

For all eternity

 

You can listen to a sample of the song here, and even find a link to buy it.

Happy Easter!

Rejoicing in the Resurrection!

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Easter celebration activities included spending time with family, a backyard Easter egg hunt, coloring easter eggs, and of course, the obligatory Easter morning photo.

But most special of all… the ability to thank God and worship Him with our church family.  What a privilege to be able to sing…

The same power that conquered the grave
Lives in me, lives in me
Your love that rescued the earth
Lives in me, lives in me
~ Hillsong, “The Same Power”