I hope you all had a lovely Easter. This post is mostly for my parents who sent pictures and text messages yesterday about how fabulous their feast was...I guess just so we could get jealous for being far away. Rude :) I wanted to let them know that we had ourselves a grand old time in Colorado too. Even though we did miss being with them for Easter.
I got really excited about my newly painted living/dining room and decided to host. It's safe to say we exceeded the suggested occupancy for the small area but it was cozy and perfect. We had great company and I even tried a new recipe! (I've actually tried a few since that desperate cry for help.) I made this quinoa salad in a "squash boat". It was pretty good but I forgot to get pics.
In all seriousness I do get always miss the fam during holidays that we can't be together. But I'm so thankful for my other wonderful family: Gary, Margie & Hayley who we got to spend Easter with and for Tyler of course, and for Beth, Amy and Jordan! I was so content cramming everyone around our table and enjoying my first Sunday off in a long time. It made me so thankful for Jesus and everything he sacrificed to show us how to love. Lately I can't get enough Mumford and Sons. They have some of the most powerful lyrics that really move me. This week I can't get enough of these:
Love that will not betray you,
dismay or enslave you,
It will set you free
Be more like the man
you were made to be.
There is a design,
An alignment to cry,
At my heart you see,
The beauty of love
as it was made to be
What an awesome description of God's love for us. Sometimes I'm overwhelmed when I spend a day loving people and being so loved and then I realize that the best love in this life is only a glimpse of "the beauty of love as it was made to be".
Amy brought her sweet sweet baby, Adrian, too of course. This kid makes me so excited to be a mama! I'm going to make Amy hang out all the time when Lily is born so that he can teach her how to be awesome at being a baby.
I also perfected a new lemon cupcake recipe! I didn't really think I was a huge fan of lemon, but I made it because it seemed like the most Eastery flavor? ...Anyway they have a lemon "cream chesse" frosting and they were really delicious. More pictures over at the Sugar Mama website of course.
(Love you mom & dad!! Thanks for the pictures and texts... I really was a little jealous :)