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Freebie Friday- Egg Hunt Printables

Happy Friday!

I hope you enjoy these cute little egg hunts.

Remember to click the link BELOW the image for the printable version. There is a boy version and a girl version.

Egg Hunt Boy Click for printable version —->>> Egg Hunt Boy

Egg Hunt Girl Click for printable version —>>>Egg Hunt Girl

Have a great weekend!!!

**Clip art was designed by me and can be found HERE**

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Easter Treats Round Up

easter treats

Easter is just around the corner. I always let it slip up on me. We spend so much time preparing for Christmas… but for some reason, I always let Easter slip past me! I’m going to try to be more intentional this year.

BUT before I get to the intentional part…how about a fun Treats round up!

Disclaimer: There is nothing educational or healthy about this post.

Marshmallow Easter Pops

Easter Marshmallow Bark

Easter Carrots using Cheet- Ohs

Peep Smores

Eggs and Bacon Bunny

Easter Bunny Pretzels

Rice Krispy Treat Eggs

Bunny Bait Snack Mix

Fruit and Nut Bunny

Peep Fruit Kabobs

What are YOUR favorite Easter treats? Comment below and let me know!

 

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Easter Dresses for the Little Monkeys (24)

I found some pink fabric in the clearance bin at Joann a couple of months ago and decided to try my hand at making the girls matching Easter dresses. The arm holes and I had a few disagreements, but overall it ended up being much easier than I thought. I learned a couple of tricks along the way and was very excited about the way things turned out.
The girls wore their dresses proudly yesterday. Little Sis wanted to hang it up last night so she could wear it again today. She’s so sweet.

 The view from the back… and a view of baby girls’ mullet… blowing in the wind.
 Side view… I got the pattern from the book One Yard Wonders. It’s the ballet top dress.
Sweet sisters.
I am enjoying making clothes for the girls… but Big Brother is feeling a little left out. I’ll have to figure out how to make some clothes for him. I did add a big number 6 applique to a shirt for his birthday this year. Maybe I’ll try my hand at making him some PJ shorts. 

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How Deep the Father’s Love for Us (22)

Love, love, love this song. The words are so powerful.

How deep the Father’s love for us,
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss,
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the chosen One,
Bring many sons to glory

Behold the Man upon a cross,
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice,
Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that helf Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I knoww that it is finished

I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast inJesus Christ
His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

Because I am so often with my children or teaching children’s Sunday school or leading backyard Bible Clubs, I often think of the Gospel in childlike terms (not necessarily a bad thing). But I often forget the power of the Gospel. The reality of what Jesus did on the cross. The fact that it is not just a story to be told in Sunday school. The fact that it REALLY happened. Whether you believe in the Diety of Christ or not, a man named Jesus from Nazereth was in fact tortured and crucified for crimes he did not commit. He was physically beaten within an inch of his life and then nailed to a cross for the sins that I commited… and you… and all of mankind.

I would like to think that I would have been among the women who stood at the foot of the cross weeping as Jesus hung dying. I would like to think that I would have followed him to the very end and then some. But… I fear that as the above song says, “Ashamed I hear my mocking voice, Call out among the scoffers.” I don’t know where I would have been on that day so long ago. But I know where I am now. I am fully assured that Jesus died for me on the cross. I am fully assured that God created me with a purpose. I am fully assured that because I believe in his Son, I will one day be with Him in heaven.

I may not know where we will be in a month or so after my husband graduates from seminary. I may not know what the next couple of years looks like…. and I may not even fully know what my eternity looks like… but I know where I will be… I know who I will be with.

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Preparing for Easter (3)

Easter is a time of year that often just comes and goes. The significance of Christ’s death and resurrection is often overlooked as just another time of year to go to church, get a new dress, eat jelly beans, hunt for eggs, etc.

I have been very intentional with my kids to make sure Christ is the center of our focus at Christmas. You may remember that this past year, we had a Jesse tree for the first time. This helped us prepare for the entire month of December to celebrate Christ’s birth.

I realize that I am not nearly as intentional with the kids when it comes to Easter. We don’t really discuss the meaning of the day. We head to my parents’ house for the weekend, eat at a nice country club (very hoity toity), hunt for eggs… and that’s about it. I have been burdened this year to pay more attention to why we celebrate Easter. I want to instill in my children awe and wonder over what Christ did for us through his death on the cross. Little Sis has been especially interested in this part of Christ’s life lately. At lunch today she informed us that God only died once… but he never will again. She has been reminding me a lot lately that Jesus died on the cross for our sins.

Maybe we don’t spend so much time talking about Easter, Christ’s death and resurrection because it is so abstract. How do you explain death to kids? How, after explaining death, do you then explain the resurrection? I mean… it’s much more fun to act out the nativity than the crucifixion. But the reality is… without the crucifixion, there would be no hope, no forgiveness, no life.

I am still trying to figure out what types of activities, books, family traditions we will be building on this year for Easter. I’d love to hear how you and your family celebrate. I’ll keep you posted on the happenings around here.

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