Monday, March 24, 2008

And Then He Bloomed

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend! I know we certainly did!

Good Friday was extra good for me since I got to take the day off! Katie and I met for lunch at Chick-fil-A (our usual) and then spent some quality time at the Target. This was a good moment for us:

Jen: It is so beautiful outside today!
Katie: I know! Me and Mo were thinking about going out to the levee and riding bikes.
Jen: You could drive a Chevy to the levee...
Katie: It will probably be dry.
Jen: Yeah....
Target Employee: (shakes head in disbelief at the conversation that has just taken place)

Anyhoo, Friday night Mo & Katie came over for fajita/margarita night. We have such a ball when they came over, those two are such a blessing in our lives! (You can see how precious my Katie is for yourself at her blog).

Saturday morning husband woke me up at the butt crack of dawn to go to New Orleans. We went so early because Grant and his dad and his brother went off shore fishing. Yawn. But the ladies had fun! Ronda and me and Grant's mom had a lovely little meal at La Madeleine and saw a movie that none of our husbands would ever watch with us EVER. We saw "The Other Boleyn Girl" starring Scarlett Johansen and Natalie Portman. I have read the book and LOVED it and had very high expectations. That was an INTENSE movie! It was alot of drama and ambition and betrayal and decapitations. Very well acted and very fascinating for me since I am a huge nerd and for some reason I am a little bit obsessed with the entire British monarchy, specifically the Tudor dynasty. I'm so weird.

Anyways, we went to church yesterday morning in New Orleans and then came back to Grant's parent's house for our Easter lunch. Grant's grandparents joined us and we finished off our Easter weekend with a very intense game of "Sequence". Has anyone else ever played Sequence? It's part board game, part card game and I get a little bit too into it. I was playing against my husband which makes me even MORE competitive (for the record, my team won, BOO-yah!)

So I wanted to share my favorite little Easter story with you. My precious sister, Jaclyn, had the cutest little voice as a little girl. She talked like she had a bubble in her throat and also couldn't say her "R's" and that has always provided quite the funny little quote. Anyways, we have a home video of all 3 of us sisters as little girls one Easter Sunday morning. We are all in our matching pastel dresses with big bows on the back and our white hats, white shoes, white purses. Daddy is talking to us as we are opening our Easter baskets. Then Dad zooms in on precious Jaclyn, who was about 4 or 5, and says "What is today, Jaclyn?" and she says back sweetly "Easter" (pronounced without the "R" of course). Then Daddy says "And what happened on Easter?" to which Jaclyn replies:

"Um.... Jesus died... and then.... He bloomed".


Mom: "That's right baby, He aROSE, didn't He?"

Jaclyn: "Uh huh"

Melts my heart :)


  1. haha! CUTE story! And no, the target lady did not appreciate our fantastic sense of humor - she was completely disgusted with us! HAHA! Which made it all the more fun! Love you!!! P.S. Mo is the president of the kayak club now - yes, you know what that means!

  2. Sounds like a perfectly wonderful Easter weekend!! Glad you had such a good time. Happy Easter!!!

    Hugs and blessings~

  3. the target story is my favorite......LOVE it....can't wait to be sitting on the couch watching your wedding video!
    love you sister!

  4. That is the sweetest story!
    Children really do hear things with such a sweet heart.
    LOVE IT!
    SO glad you had such a nice time!
    Much love,

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