We visited a new church a week ago and we enjoyed it so much that on Monday of last week I was already anticipating their Easter Sunday service. We’ve been wanting a new home church for quite some time and finally decided to visit our friends’ church, which they absolutely love, and turns out we love it too! Our Easter Sunday was low-key, and rather quiet in a sense as we remembered what Christ did to cover our sins. But it was also really joyful! Here are some photos…
Max woke up earlier than we wanted him to yesterday, but I whispered for him to snuggle back in his bed for a few more minutes, and it totally worked! Before I knew it Zack was in the kitchen cooking breakfast and I was getting the babes settled in at the table. I love easy mornings like that.
After the church service there was a little egg hunt for the kiddos. Max was on board with hunting for the colorful plastic eggs and dropping the candy inside his Easter basket. I felt this at Christmas and during his second birthday, and for sure yesterday on Easter: watching my children experience joy brings me joy. Even greater joy, perhaps.
For dinner I made Zuppa Toscana soup and it was pretty amazing — and only took about 30 minutes (and one pot!) to make. I love a loaf of homemade bread with soup, so I made this Italian mix with pantry seasonings and swirled a few rounds of Olive Oil on top for dipping, and it was so yum.
I can’t stop looking at our family picture from yesterday. It feels like just a few weeks ago Zack and I were on campus together in Michigan, dating and dreaming of getting engaged. Now we are in Los Angeles and have two beautiful babies to share our faith with. It’s pretty spectacular.
It’s hard to wrap my mind around what Christ has done for the world, but I think that’s where the beauty happens. We don’t have to try to figure it out or carry the weight of stress on our shoulders or worry about living a perfect life. We aren’t perfect, but He is. All we are asked to do is confess our imperfections to Him and proclaim Christ as our Savior, and we are saved. And that’s why Easter is so beautiful. There is no greater love than what Christ has done for us, all of us.