Weekends are usually a little crazy in the Taylor household. With Andy being in real estate, he’s rarely home. This was the first weekend in a long time we actually enjoyed together. Saturday we had brunch with family friends and Parker thoroughly enjoyed her first Easter egg hunt, and copious amounts of chocolate and sugar. (And I may have had an unhealthy amount myself).Can you believe this dress is a hand-me-down? Parker is a lucky little girl; about 75% of her wardrobe has been passed down to her. The weather Saturday was insane to say the least. Every 30 minutes it seemed to change, from heavy downpours, to raging wind, then breaks of sunshine complete with rainbows. Saturday night I had to run to the grocery store to pick up a couple of items for breakfast, and as I pulled in to my driveway, the sunset stopped me. God’s glory is always revealed in sunsets. I pulled in extra grateful for what Sunday morning would bring, and how blessed this season of life has been. Andy and I created an Easter tradition 4 years ago, which was our first Easter as a married couple. We were living on the island of Utila in the Caribbean where mangoes were abundant. A pancake breakfast with mangoes, bananas, sweetened condensed milk and honey was born. We added some strawberries and coconut to the American version. We also surprised our exchange students with Easter baskets and their first visit to church. We actually had no Easter plans except for breakfast and church on Sunday. It’s been awhile since we’ve enjoyed a true sabbath together as a family. We all came home and enjoyed an Easter nap, which I have to say was pretty glorious.
Hoping your Easter weekend was filled with family, love, grace and forgiveness.