Sunday, April 7, 2013


I love celebrating Easter with my kiddos. Although we try to share the Good News year round, I feel like Easter is a great time to really focus and understand what our faith is all about.

The Resurrection Rolls we started doing with Addelyn a few years ago and this year, Jace was able to join in making them (he may or may not have eaten a lot of marshmallows in the process). Addelyn worked hard to make most of the rolls for our family. 

How to make Resurrection Rolls-  Get crescent rolls, sugar, cinnamon, melted butter, and marshmallows. The marshmallow represents Jesus. You dip him in butter to represent the oils they used on his body after he died, roll him in the sugar mixture to represent the spices used on his body, and wrap the crescent roll around the marshmallow to represent the tomb. After you close the tombs up, put them in the oven for "3 days" and see how Jesus is gone from the tomb when you eat it! He has risen!!!

I learned the hard way- to be sure to close those tombs up well! Last year, Jesus did not leave the tomb. Try having that teachable moment! 

Making our rolls...

While they were baking, the kiddos opened their Easter baskets. 

Jesus has risen! The tomb is empty this year, woohoo!

The crazy part is- even Jace ate the resurrection rolls. He doesn't eat much so this was a big surprise for us. Maybe because he saw a marshmallow go inside of each one? He has Risen indeed!!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

college ladies

Every once in awhile (okay, not often enough at all) I get together with these beautiful ladies. We were all college roommates and they are women that will always hold a special place in my life, each one in their own unique way. 

This get together involved children and lots of tasty snacks that we munched on throughout the day while we caught up on life. I don't think this kind of get together has happened for a long time, especially since there have been many children added in the past few years!

Little Lawson, cutie pie!

We kept having them say "College" instead of "Cheese!"

Jace and two of the Kacer's boys. Love them!

Addelyn is only a bit obsessed with this little Miss.

Surprisingly, this many kids together all day and there were no big issues and we even got to actually have some real conversations (the moms). Addelyn being the only girl (except baby Jules) struggled at first as the boys wrestled, played with guns and swords, and were pirates capturing each other- and Addelyn (the only GIRRLLLLL) was the enemy. Finally, we helped the boys and Addelyn "discover" the idea that she could be the pirates mom (which satisfied her "play house" option) and then the boys wouldn't stab her or capture her. It was great! From that point on, they had a great, fun day together!
I love my ladies (and their beautiful kiddos!) Cheers to girls weekend in May and to the fact that even our lovely Christina gets to join too!!