"The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep."

~Robert Frost

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Resurrection day!

Happy Resurrection day to all of you! We were gifted with the most beautiful of days today to celebrate Jesus' victory over death, and the day started out perfectly with the girls bounding out of their beds and trilling, "He is risen!" with such joy and delighted smiles...ahhhhh, we are so blessed! They showed us how to celebrate today, talking excitedly of what Jesus has done with everyone they met, from friends at church, to a waiter in a restaurant (who looked very uncertain, but smiling!), to the little girl next door. Once again I realize how new and fresh these precious little girls are making my own faith each day, as I watch how new and fresh it is to them.

We made "empty tomb biscuits" this evening. My mum reminded me of them when I was looking for ideas on how to celebrate Easter with the girls this year, and I'm so glad she did because they worked perfectly! Here's how they work.... (And please forgive the bad lighting and the messy house, I was cleaning up from dinner still!)
First you take marshmallows and refrigerator biscuits....

...then wrap the biscuit around the marshmallow, being careful to seal  it all around, and bake!

Once they come out of the oven, you gather around them and grin for the camera....

Cut open the biscuit and voila! It's empty, just like Jesus' tomb!

The girls were on pins and needles while the biscuits baked, so hopeful that they would turn out to be empty, but still they were completely amazed when they actually were empty. Kind of seems like a perfect analogy to me. :)

And finally, Lamont was wonderful and took a picture of the girls with me while we were dressed up this morning. Actually, he took about 27 pictures, because in the first 26 of them Hannah had her eyes closed because she claimed the sun was too bright. I treasure pictures of me with the girls, because they are rare, so it was worth the 27 takes it required!

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