Resurrection Sunday

Thoughts and Pictures

I should be working right now, but I just really want to blog. This week has been b-u-s-y. Jimmy is wrapping up a big work project at the Pittsburgh Zoo and I’ve been pet sitting, baking for Hannah’s bridal shower, and working.

Jimmy at the Pittsburgh Zoo Zip line

Jimmy working on the zip line at the Pittsburgh Zoo!

I was thinking about balance the other day. When I have a lot on my plate, I just don’t think balance is realistic. What’s more important about that thought is that I need to accept it. This week has been busy, and I probably won’t get everything done that I want to, and that’s okay. That’s life!

I was also thinking, how do parents juggle everything? I think I’m busy with my regular life, and then I see parents take care of their children, work, and do other things and I’m like… how?! It’s amazing.

Cooked and sliced ham

Our Resurrection Sunday (aka Easter) was low key and lovely this year.

I had to pet sit, so Jimmy and I went to church in the AM and PM as usual, I cooked a fresh ham (from my uncle who raises pigs), and we had a pretty relaxed day together. It was nice not to have too much hustle and bustle so we could reflect on the great sacrifice Christ made.

Dogwood tree

We have two dogwood trees in our yard and they’re in full bloom! I can’t believe how gorgeous they are. To take the above picture, I got on Jimmy’s shoulders. I’m sure our neighbors thought that was interesting 😉

The arrival of spring is so refreshing. It also means allergy season for poor Jimmy. I think we’re going to go to a local farm this evening to buy honey. We read that local honey can help with allergies, so we’re going to give it a try!

purple rosette vanilla cupcake with vanilla buttercream

Only a few more days until Hannah’s bridal shower! I can’t wait. I think it’s going to be a really special day for her and a lot of fun all around. I’m going to be a little sad when I don’t have to practice making elaborate cakes, cookies, and cupcakes for the big day though, haha.

My aunt and cousins from New York are staying with my parents, and it’s so nice to see them. My cousin brought her daughter, Macie to church last night and I played with her for a solid half hour after the service. At 10 months, she’s at a really fun development stage. It’s so neat to watch her discover everything around her. I had her feel Jimmy’s beard with her hand and she was cracking up!

peach whisper paint sample by Valspar

Last but not least, I finally painted a new paint sample in our office. I like it a lot better than the last one, so I think this is it! It’s called Peach Whisper. The sample has been on the wall for like two weeks now… I just need to find the time to actually paint 🙂

Speaking of time, I really should start work!

Tell me something you’ve been thinking about lately!


Resurrection Sunday

It’s tough to truly describe how important Christ’s death and resurrection are to the Christian faith. Because Jesus died for our sins, we have the opportunity to live with Him in eternity if we obey His commands. With that said, celebrating Resurrection Sunday was a very blessed day!

Jimmy and I headed to church and the morning and had my dad (and my parents’ dogs) over for lunch afterwards. We grilled, chilled, and played with the dogs!


This is what happens when Jimmy and I try to take a picture with the self timer on my camera.


My mom and sister went to Florida to visit my great aunt and my brother and sister-in-law were with her family, so our house wasn’t as full as last year. Similar to last year, though, I had to pet sit. I watched a sweet bulldog and a bengal cat.


It was really nice not to stress out over preparing a big meal since it was just Jimmy, my dad, and me. I felt like I could really keep my focus where it should be. That’s always a nice thing 🙂

It was lovely to catch up with my dad and enjoy the sunny 70 degree weather. My dad asked if he could bring anything to lunch and I asked him to bring the Sunday paper. When I lived with my parents, it was mine and my dad’s ritual to read the Sunday paper together, so it was lovely and so special to do that again!


Reggie wanted to get in the picture, haha.


After spending a relaxing afternoon together, we went to the evening church service and closed out a wonderful Resurrection Sunday! Typing up this post made me thankful all over again for Christ’s sacrifice on the cross.

I hope everyone had a great Resurrection Sunday!