Monday, April 9, 2012

Our First (and Perfect) Easter Weekend!

So this weekend was our first married and non-study-filled weekend we've had!  

Friday afternoon it was GORGEOUS outside! So we parked at the seminary and went on a run/walk around the gorgeous neighborhoods over there.  We passed our dream home several times :) 
I stopped us for a quick pic :)
It's a joke how gorgeous it is here this spring!

 It was fun to get to hear each others "dream home" qualities.  I had never thought Chris to be one who had a dream home in mind, but he definitely wants a welcoming home that's conducive to having a lot of people over! He pointed out many homes that he loved and I did as well. Hearing that made me so excited! 
After our run we went at got some dessert :)

I LOVE the "Add your own toppings" places... I get every kind of chocolate candies there are =)

Then we went for our "groceries for 2 weeks" shopping trip and did it in UNDER 16 minutes! We owned it! We did the divide and conquer approach and it was AWESOME. I think we should always do that.

Then we went to our church's Good Friday Service.  It was such a neat service.  Instead of the normal worship then message combo, it was straight worship with Jesus's 7 last phrases that he spoke on the cross talked about between songs.  The most powerful phrase to me was when Jesus "It is finished".  There are no more words needed, nor are there any other words more comforting to me.  The God I serve paid for my sin and won against sin and death once and for all.  It is finished now and He won.  "It is finished" not only talks about my salvation, but it is speaking to my sins being paid for over and over again, and my way to having a relationship with Jesus possible.  I loved it and it has been on my heart to live my life as if I serve a God that "finished it".

After the service, we went and had dinner with one of our favorite couples, Stuart and Taylor!

They are SO busy so Chris and I were thrilled to hear they didn't have plans for after the service! 

Love him!

The next day we slept in and had a slow morning.  These are my favorite! I wish I woke up early enough to have slow beautiful mornings every day!  I went to Pure Barre (Still obsessed) and then came home and studied for the afternoon.

That night Chris and I went to see the Hunger Games. OH MY GOSH IT WAS AWESOME!   I mean it was just as good as the book!  We both really enjoyed going to see the movie not only because the movie was so good but because it was forced chill time.  We couldn't study or play on the computer even if we wanted to.  It was such a relaxing experience to me! I really want to go see another movie this weekend just for the relaxation! Ha!

After the movie we went to Walmart and got stuff for each other's >$10 Easter Basket.  This was really just for me because I panicked that I'd be upset if this was the first year I didn't get an Easter Basket....  It was slim pickings though! We'll have to remember that for next Easter and go earlier...

The next morning we were up bright and early. We served on the Connect team for the 9 am service and then attended the 11 am service.  Afterwards, we went over to Stuart and Taylor's house for Easter lunch. Like 4 other couples from our Community Group joined so it was lots of yummy food and good fun times.  

All of us sitting down to eat (minus Stuart who's pic this is)

I think the dessert spread should win awards! It was YUM!

The "real" food
The table
We got to play with Chip and Lauren's beautiful babies! I loved it! They were so much fun and so sweet !

Lauren snapped this pic of us! I love it!

Holding Mr. Will! He studied me intensely!
They were so unbelievably cute it was a joke!

Then, to my delight, we dyed Easter eggs! Back at home this is an official sport and is taken seriously so I'm SO glad that Taylor and Jamie wanted to dye eggs with me!
Taylor working hard
The three of us working on our masterpieces

They turned out pretty darn good for the super basic kit we had!
And the boys watched the Masters all afternoon!

It was such a fun day and Chris and I were so thankful to have our church family to spend our first married holiday with!  


  1. You guys are absolutely precious. Hooray for being married and having nothing (important) to do! :)

    Sounds like a wonderful Easter.
    Does Chris like playing with babies, too? My husband is always like "What?? Nooo. I'm not ready for thisss!" :)

  2. Thank you so much!! It's been such a fun time :)

    I think Chris is happy to be around them just because his experience with kids is like 0 and since one day he'll have one, I think he likes opportunities to experience other peoples kids! That make sense? But he for sure is not ready for them now! Haha! Thanks for your comment!

  3. So many wonderful things about this weekend!!! Happy late Easter! May you and the hubs have many many more to come- in your dream home :)