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Friday, April 1, 2016

Five Loves on Friday!


Hooray for Friday and health!  I was under the weather much of the week and am oh so glad to have bounced back! I hope your week has been a wonderful one!  Before it wraps up I'd like to share a handful of highlights from mine with you all!  Let's get right to it, shall we?


One  //  Celebrating Our Savior!


"Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life.  Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet he live" - John 11:25  // NeedGod.com

We are born sinners, continually breaking God's Law (the Ten Commandments) in thought, word, and deed.  God loved the world so much that He sent His only son to be born a babe and His name was Jesus.  He lived a sinless life that He alone could as He was fully God, fully man.  Christ willingly died on the cross, taking the full wrath of God that we deserve upon Himself.  He was buried and on the third day arose from the grave victorious over sin and death!  If we repent (turn from our sin) and trust in Christ His spotless blood is credited to us and while we are altogether undeserving when we stand before God He will see us as He sees His Son, Jesus Christ, holy and in right standing with Him.  There is nothing we could do to merit God's favor, our only hope is found in Christ.  This is the good news of the Gospel and the true reason that Easter Sunday is worth celebrating and rejoicing in every day of the year!



Two  //  Family Easter Celebration 2016


My aunt and uncle hosted a super lovely and delicious celebration on Easter Sunday!  If you've been around this blog long you've likely heard all about how my Aunt Ann and Cousin Emily team up to create such fun tablescapes and treats that are almost too cute to eat! We all enjoyed a beautiful afternoon filled wonderful food, great conversation, and egg hunts!



Three  //  Thai Terrificness


As previously mentioned, I was under the weather this week.  It all began with sinus issues on Monday.  What does a good friend do when she hears you're feeling congested?  She texts you with the perfect suggestion to clear out those sinuses, spicy Thai food (my favorite)!  Jason took my dear friend Nikki's suggestion and went with it, ordering all my favorites, chicken pad thai with a side of egg rolls. Yes, please and thank you! YUM!



Four  //  My husband blesses me so!


Jason took such good care of me this week when I was feeling unwell.  He'd come home with medicine and tissues one day, and the next he'd bring home a meal for our family.  Every need I could possibly have he had covered.  I always appreciate his care, but when feeling sick it's especially wonderful!



Five  //  Happy Mail!


My blogging bestie surprised me yet again with fun Disney mail!  Check out these super adorable Disney nail decals she sent for my girls and I to sport during our upcoming Disneyland trip! Thanks again, Chrissy!  You're so thoughtful and we are so thankful!



Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Wishing you a fantastic first weekend of April!


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16 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness that Thai food looks DELICIOUS!!!

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  2. Mmmm! That thai would make me feel better too! :)

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  3. So happy you're feeling better and that your man took such good care of you! Such a blessing and look at all that Easter yummy-Ness, such pretty colors too! I hope your weekend is full of good times, lots of laughter and blessings galore you beautiful lady!

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  4. Praise God for sending His one and only Son to die in order that we might be seen as righteous in His eyes. Wow! What an undeserved gift that I am thankful for each and every day! Thank you for sharing the Good News so that we may all know or be reminded of His incredible grace! That Aunt Ann and Cousin Emily sure do know how to throw a party! You KNOW how much I LOVE that party goodness! And really, you know I love you and I will help you get Thai food whenever I can. ;) I'm just glad you are feeling better and that you have an awesome hubby who loves taking care of you! And finally, those decals are SO adorable! I love that Chrissy is hooking you up with the best in magical cuteness as you prepare for your Disneyland vacay! Happy Weekend to you, my amazing friend!

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  5. This post makes me so happy. Others doing things for you. I love that egg stand with the beautiful Easter eggs displayed. I hope you are feeling much better. Thanks for sharing this post at my party. Love having you.

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  6. I'm SO sorry that you weren't feeling well this week, but I'm very happy to hear that you are feeling better! What a guy your husband is too!! Looks like you guys had a lovely Easter too. Your hair looks amazing in that one photo too!! I hope that you and your family have a wonderful weekend! :-)

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  7. Glad to hear you are feeling better! Sinus issues are no fun. I know from experience. What a great hubby you have and what a sweet friend to send you those adorable Disney nail decals...and that Easter Stand is gorgeous! Love those eggs! Have a great weekend, Brenda!

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  8. Looks like you all had a wonderful Easter. I'm so thankful for our Risen Savior! All of those Easter goodies look so delicious. Have a great weekend!

    Della @ Della Devoted
    www.delladevoted.com

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  9. That thai food looks insanely good - glad you guys had a great Easter! Happy Friday! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  10. Glad you guys had a wonderful Easter! The Thai food made my mouth water, looks yummy!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  11. What a wonderful easter you had, Brenda! Love all the little details!! And what sweet friends! I love me some thai food too!Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  12. Glad you are feeling better! Happy Friday!

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  13. Husbands that take care of us when we're sick are the best! I love the nail decals, very cute! I'm blessed to be an Easter person myself! My minister reminds us weekly - we are Easter people! He's alive! xo Amanda

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  14. Wow, that Easter celebration looks so pretty and festive - your family went all out! Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well, but I'm glad you have such good people in your life to take care of you :)

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  15. oh bummer about being sick, I'm glad you bounced back. Fun thai food suggestion too. And, Disney nails!!! So super cute.

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  16. I hate to hear that you've been feeling bad, but I'm glad to hear that you're feeling better! And your hubby is a keeper, that's for sure. Chauncey has always taken good care of me when I'm sick too:) It sounds like you all had an amazing Easter celebration, and I love your message about Jesus!!! Hope you're having a great week, friend!

    Tif
    www.brightonabudget.com

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