Easter '09

Our Easter was a bit different this year, definitely simpler than the last couple of years. Typically I have the house decorated with all of my little spring things, but for some reason I haven't been able to locate where we stored the box that holds those decorations! Maybe that's why I focused more on the reason we celebrate Easter instead of on all the "symbols" of the season. On Sunday morning I woke the kids up a little earlier than usual so that we could make Resurrection Rolls together. We had the Bible right there on the counter and read Matthew 27 & 28 as the kids took turns preparing their marshmallows for "burial".Lil' Nut must have been a baby the last time we made these. As I explained what each step of our preparation process represented her whole face would light up as she began to understand the significance.Of course, the best part is opening the rolls after they come out of the oven and discovering that the marshmallow (Jesus' body) is no longer in the tomb!Later at Sunday school I was telling my class of 7th grade girls about our Resurrection Rolls, and none of the girls had ever made them before. Next year I'm going to plan on making them with my Sunday school class. I did that when we lived in Georgia and the children had so much fun with it. The morning preaching service was wonderful, as usual. The gospel was presented so clearly. My mom and in-laws joined us for a special Easter lunch. We enjoyed ham, pineapple casserole, squash casserole, broccoli with cheese sauce, 7-layer salad, rolls, and peach cobbler. I was too busy getting the food ready to take any pictures, but it was all delicious! During the evening service our choir presented an Easter cantata with such uplifting songs. Easter doesn't make me sad; it makes me glad! Here's a picture of my precious kiddos taken after church. Tired, happy children. :)

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Easter '09
Our Easter was a bit different this year, definitely simpler than the last couple of years. Typically I have the house decorated with all of my little spring things, but for some reason I haven't been able to locate where we stored the box that holds those decorations! Maybe that's why I focused more on the reason we celebrate Easter instead of on all the "symbols" of the season. On Sunday morning I woke the kids up a little earlier than usual so that we could make Resurrection Rolls together. We had the Bible right there on the counter and read Matthew 27 & 28 as the kids took turns preparing their marshmallows for "burial".Lil' Nut must have been a baby the last time we made these. As I explained what each step of our preparation process represented her whole face would light up as she began to understand the significance.Of course, the best part is opening the rolls after they come out of the oven and discovering that the marshmallow (Jesus' body) is no longer in the tomb!Later at Sunday school I was telling my class of 7th grade girls about our Resurrection Rolls, and none of the girls had ever made them before. Next year I'm going to plan on making them with my Sunday school class. I did that when we lived in Georgia and the children had so much fun with it. The morning preaching service was wonderful, as usual. The gospel was presented so clearly. My mom and in-laws joined us for a special Easter lunch. We enjoyed ham, pineapple casserole, squash casserole, broccoli with cheese sauce, 7-layer salad, rolls, and peach cobbler. I was too busy getting the food ready to take any pictures, but it was all delicious! During the evening service our choir presented an Easter cantata with such uplifting songs. Easter doesn't make me sad; it makes me glad! Here's a picture of my precious kiddos taken after church. Tired, happy children. :)

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11 Comments:
Blogger ~~Deby said...
I would like the Rolls recipe etc...too...
Your Easter sounds like it was a great day...and your lunch...yummmm....Pineapple Casserole? Is that a dessert or main dish????
Sounds good to me...
Your children are precious...so cute...and what a handsome son..those girls look beautiful in their Dresses
deby

Blogger Mrs. Julie Fink said...
Glad you enjoyed such a "meaningful" Easter! I remember making those rolls with my girls when they were growing up. Hard to believe that they are now grown and one with two children of her own. Soon I will be making those rolls with them . . . Enjoy your day.

Sounds like a wonderful day! Love the pink and green together.

Have a great week
~Amy

Blogger Arlene said...
Glad you guys had a wonderful celebration of our Saviour's resurrection! :o)

I hope you'll share that pineapple casserole recipe; sounds tasty! :o)

Blogger Mrs. Darling said...
Your kids look lovely. I didnt decorate for easter this year either. Oh the guilt!

Blogger Faith said...
I have never heard of Resurrection Rolls and it sounds wonderful. I used to host Easter Egg hunts with my 2 daughters and their school, church and neighbor friends; and the "winner" was the child who found the "empty" egg which I would explain once everyone was gathered together in a circle, as the empty tomb. And then we would present a simple Gospel message. Some kids were not interested in the Biblical part but some times there would be a child who appeared very interested and once a little boy said he had never known this is why we celebrate Easter...hopefully seeds were planted in these little hearts!
Oh, your children look sweet! sorry this is long

Blogger Kristi said...
Please share the recipe for the ressurection rolls!! I've never done those either. And would love to do that with my children.

I love the picture of your children together. Precious!

~Kristi

Blogger Tobitha said...
Please do share the roll recipe, Paula. It sounds like you had a special Easter!
Tobitha

Blogger Nancy M. said...
Precious! I have never heard of those rolls.
What a wonderful idea. I will be looking foward to the recipe sometime.-nancy

Blogger Pam said...
Oh Oh Oh She gasps! The polka dots are tooooooo sweet!!!

Blogger Michele said...
Sounds like a *lovely* Easter and the picture of your kiddos was so sweet.--They're beautiful! (o:

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