Sunday, April 12, 2009


I found a quote a few days ago that I really like:

Never let anything so fill you with pain or sorrow so as
to make you forget the joy of Christ risen.
~Mother Teresa
Today is the day we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, but truly we should celebrate it every day. Because of Jesus' sacrifice we have hope and an abundant life. But I am also thankful for this day that we can all stop and remember and rejoice!
After church today our family had dinner together. Stacy made banana pudding and cooked carrots. Shawna made a spinach-strawberry salad (see recipe below). I marinaded the teryaki chicken (thank you Travis for grilling it), fixed rice, steamed broccoli and made homemade yeast rolls. We had a great time, but missed two members of our family...Stephanie in Honduras and Joshua in Army basic training.
Spinach & Strawberry Salad

1 bag fresh spinach - washed and dried
1 pint fresh strawberries - sliced

1/3 cup sugar or substitute
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 T. poppy seeds
1 T. sesame seeds (optional)
1/2 cup minced onions
1/4 t. paprika

Mix dressing ingredients together.
Don't put it on the salad until just before serving to prevent leaves from bruising and becoming mushy.

We tried doing an egg hunt with Ashlynn, but after finding a few she was finished with that and she wasn't in the picture taking mood either but we did get a few cute ones of her. A dear friend made the dress she wore today! She had an adorable hat and purse but had fun throwing them rather than wearing them. Stacy gave her a gift and a chocolate bunny. She loved the small Bible and called it her "Bible study book". Jim and I gave her a basket with some small toys and before she left she said, "Thank you for my Easter casket!" She sure makes us all smile!

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Steph said...

Shawna's salad sounds delicious! Maybe she can make it when I come to Texas in July.

I love the funny things Ashlynn said. So cute! I missed being with all of you yesterday! And I missed your great lunch!

I always had fun finding Easter eggs and hiding Easter eggs...for whomever would come and look for them. Fun family memories!