Easter 2011

Yesterday turned out to be a very wet Easter, but even if it was a little bit soggy we enjoyed our time celebrating the resurrection of our Savior. On Saturday night Julianne and I put together our Resurrection Rolls like we did last year. The recipe is simple: 8 large marshmallows, 2-3 Tbsp melted butter, cinnamon sugar mixture, and a can of crescent rolls. The marshmallow represents Jesus body and like there were oils and spices put on Jesus body, you dip the marshmallow in the butter then the cinnamon sugar. Wrap a crescent roll and seal all the holes to represent the tomb Jesus body was laid in and then bake them for 15 minutes at 400 degrees. The result is an empty crescent roll, which reminds us that death may have won when Jesus paid our sacrifice on the cross, but that Jesus rose from the dead on the third day and defeated death forever. Resurrection Rolls are a wonderful Easter illustration and a very yummy Easter Breakfast. While the girls were eating their breakfast I was running around upstairs getting dressed. Several times I heard Julianne yell out, "He has risen!" She must have really gotten the idea of the Resurrection Rolls."

After breakfast and getting dressed we headed to church where we we worshiped our risen Savior. After church we went to our annual Adult Bible Fellowship Easter picnic and egg hunt. This year we had to take it inside because of the amount of rain we have had recently, but we still had a lot of fun. After eating inside, we were able to have the egg hunt outside during a period of no rain. Lorelei loves plastic eggs or "eh"'s as she calls them, so when she was let free she quickly found an orange egg and shook it. I thought she would try to find as many as she could, but she was quite content to simply play with that one egg during the entire hunt. Julianne on the other hand had a basket that was overflowing with eggs. She was glad to share them with her sister and then had a blast opening each egg and finding what special treat was inside.

After naps, we headed over to another friend's house to have a more traditional Easter dinner, which was quite delicious. Julianne played with her friend, Sadie Beth, and Lorelei played with her friend, Ainsley ("A-a" is what Lorelei calls her). We are so blessed to have such wonderful friends to celebrate Easter with.