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Sunday Mornings

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Is it just us or has April felt like one of those months where you just can’t seem to get a head!? Surviving is more like it.

Last Sunday going to church felt like another thing on our to do list so instead we had church in our living room. Soaking in one of our favorite worship bands we danced, we played, we laughed, and we took time to feel the spring breeze move through our old farmhouse.

We enjoyed life as a family. We enjoyed our baby little boy.

In all of our spring lists and chores let us not lose focus on what is important. On why we dream. On why we pursue and stay so busy. May we remember to stop and enjoy each season. Each moment. Remember that achieving your goals is less about getting there and more about the journey. Don’t make the road harder than it needs to be. Rest, play, sing, dance… whatever it takes for you to find and stay in that place of joy.

Your kids need that from you. Your spouse needs that from you. Your soul needs that from you!

“So I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Oceans | Hillsong United

Happy Easter weekend everyone! Hope it’s filled with love, family and friends, and the kind of worship that feeds your soul!

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Chocolate Fun with Gimme Some Oven: Easter Egg Oreo Truffles

Easter Egg Oreo Truffles | Gimme Some Oven & Bringing Design Home

My friend Ali is so legit! We’ve been through a lot together and it’s been so much fun watching her blog, Gimme Some Oven, blossom into a full-time career. I recently took a little business trip to KC to hangout work on some long term business goals and learn a few tips and tricks from a blogging pro.

As most girls weekends go we enjoyed a wild night in our favorite stretchy pants, sippin Ginger Beer through dainty straws, and catching the latest Dancing with the Stars Episode. It was during this time we had a very important business meeting and brainstormed these magical creations–just in time for Easter! :)

I don’t know about you, but I think these babies take the traditional Chocolate Easter Egg to a whole… nother… level! Their cute presentation and ideal serving size are simply perfect for not only Easter, but any spring occasion.

Wouldn’t these be adorable at a baby shower?!

Follow Ali’s easy Easter Egg Oreo Truffles Recipe at Gimme Some Oven to make your very own!

Also, checkout some of these other yummy recipes from Gimme Some Oven that are now some of our personal favorites:

Look for more photos from my little KC getaway with Ali later this week!

Are you hungry yet?!

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Easter 2013

First Easter with Baby James

For us Easter is more than just egg hunts and fancy clothes. It’s about the freedom we’ve received through Jesus. It was more than just dying for our sins, it was about coming back from the dead. Jesus didn’t just restore our old self, He gave us a brand new life.

A new beginning.

A fresh start.

Thank you Lord for giving us victory. For on that day, when you left the tomb you gave us the keys to overcome every dead situation in our own lives. We may not always see the how, or know the when, but in time, you use everything for good.

“Let your Kingdom come. Let your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” - Matthew 6:10

In heaven. You came to make earth like it is in heaven.

Let’s make earth more like heaven. No pain. No suffering.

Just hope, peace, love, patience, kindness, and gentleness.

Happy Easter friends.

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Around Here: Easter Weekend


Two weekends ago Cale worked at the Architecture firm till late on Friday and all day Sunday.

Two Saturdays ago Meg’s ankles swelled up for the first time (21 weeks and counting!) from cleaning out the milk barn all day and, helping Cale cleanup the yard and flowerbeds from a long winter.

BUT this Saturday, we had our first big bonfire with friends.

This Saturday we got lost under our favorite tree (in front of our house) playing old school yard games.

Killed about 300 301 Mayflies (RIP). :(

Took the tops off our cold frames and built a third raised bed (bring on the hot weather plants)!

Went to our first Easter Sunday service with Little Noodle (Meg cried).

And added venison to our fall menu (taken from a friends night cam on our family property)! :)

It was a beautiful weekend and just what we needed to remind ourselves what all this “work” is for. There are a lot of people who love the idea of owning land, but it’s also a lot of work! Your weekends are full maintaining and updating the property, on top of working a full-time job, running a home based business, staying on top of household chores, and all that other stuff you have to do as an adult. There are small moments we relish the idea of a city plot where mowing takes 30 minutes (with a push mower), but then we have weekends like these and we’re reminded just why we could never live anywhere else.

Here’s to many more summer nights under our favorite tree, slow Sundays with family meals, and wondering how it will all be different next year when we have a little one running around.

Happy (late) Easter Weekend everyone!

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GCD: Early Bird Tea Towel Sale

You know what they say; “The early bird gets the worm” and in this case…it’s our Egg Tea Towels!

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