Resurrection Sunday

Celebrating Resurrection Sunday is one of the most important Christian holidays. We celebrate the fact that Jesus rose from the dead and is indeed the Son of God. Since Resurrection Sunday is in spring, it also personally reminds me of new beginnings. When I became a Christian and was baptized, it was springtime. Everything was starting to grow again outside, and I began a new life in my walk with Christ.

Just thinking about that time in my life makes me so happy. It was the ultimate fresh start, and while I will always sin and make mistakes on this earth, I know I can be forgiven if I ask. I also know that every day as a Christian can be a fresh start as I to die to self every day and live for God instead. It’s an ongoing process, and an amazing journey!

With that said, Resurrection Sunday is one of my favorite holidays. This year, the whole weekend leading up to it was pretty busy, but it was a good kind of busy. I feel like I say that constantly?! I worked the whole weekend (my regular job on Friday and Saturday and pet sitting from Friday-Sunday), but still had a wonderful holiday spent with family.


Jimmy and I had my family at our house for lunch after the morning church service. My brother and sister-in-law brought their dogs and we also had a dog I was pet sitting with us, along with Lola. So, we had seven people and four dogs in our teeny tiny house and I absolutely loved every second of it! Having a full house makes my heart feel so full, you know?

We spent the day eating, playing around, and walking the dogs down to a nearby creek to swim. We don’t let Lola swim (because she would literally swim across the creek and run away… lol), but she tried to! Unfortunately, she almost pulled me into the water and I fell on my hand when she pulled away from me. I honestly thought I broke my wrist for a second, but I’m a-okay, just a little sore. She’s so strong!

Some pictures from the weekend…

Parents Jax Dogs

We had too much fun with the dogs! We pet sat a dog named Allie, and every time someone said her name I kept saying “what?” haha. It was a little confusing to say the least. It’s funny that since there are no grandchildren in the picture yet for my parents, most of our get togethers revolve around our dogs.

Mom and Lolafamily

The food was great, too! I think Jimmy and I have enough leftovers to last us a few weeks! Ah, the perks of hosting ;). On the menu was: roasted turkey, meatballs and sauce, pasta, dinner rolls, broccoli, mashed potatoes, baked beans, veggies and dip, peanut butter banana muffins, cheesecake, and banana strawberry cake with lemon strawberry frosting. Waaaay too much food, but when is that ever a bad thing?

IMG_4096 cake

After the feasting and family time, we headed back to church for the evening service. Our church’s choir presented a wonderful cantata and Jimmy and I recited some scripture during the breaks between a few of the songs. We were both nervous, but it went well and the cantata had a beautiful message. All in all, it was a very blessed day celebrating Jesus’ Resurrection!


  1. I’m glad you had a lovely Easter! Your family gatherings always seem to have almost as many dogs as people. 😀

    How’s your work going? My spring break finishes at the end of this week and then I only have a few weeks until I finish college…well, the undergrad part of it anyway!

  2. It looks like you guys had a great Easter! I really miss celebrating with my extended family like we did when I was a kid. I ended up going on a 10 mile run with friends and then we went to brunch at a new place. A lot of us who were there don’t have family locally so we were glad to all get together with friends. Looks like you had a great meal too and hooray for leftovers!

  3. It sounds like such a great day! I just love spending time with family. Every day should be like that! Also, I love the picture of you + your mom. ALSO, I notice that in the background of the picture with your siblings + spouses + dogs that the sign says “No dogs allowed, $300 fine”. hahaha! Maybe it’s just inside the fence? 😉
    Loving all the food as well! Did you make it all?!

  4. You are a great host! When I host, I take people to Waffle Frolic or Chipotle 😉 Easter here was SNOWY! I was kind of mad. If I was Jesus and I came out of the cave to inches of snow, I would have turned right around! Other than working, I spent some time with family so that was nice. Easter is so fun!

  5. little houses filled are definitely my favorite kind – less space = more lovin’ up on one another. we moved from a studio apt into a two-bedroom a couple months ago, and sometimes i miss the coziness of that place. people would gasp how little it was, but i liked always being close to the people (and visitors) i cared about ❤

  6. So glad you guys had such a wonderful Easter celebrating Christ’s resurrection! Such an important day! I’m sure you guys did great with your scripture readings! 🙂

    Also, I love that you got to cram so much family into a small space. I remember many a party in our tiny 400 square foot apartment. Packed in like sardines, but having the time of our lives. 🙂

  7. There is nothing like a good family get-together! It’s so awesome that you got to have such a wonderful time with your family!!

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