Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Recap

For Easter Sunday my dad's family went to church- the pastor made some awesome references to Mumford and Sons and Bono during the Easter service which made me happy- here is what Bono had to say about grace

You see, at the center of all religions is the idea of Karma. You know, what you put out comes back to you: an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, or in physics—in physical laws—every action is met by an equal or an opposite one. It's clear to me that Karma is at the very heart of the universe. I'm absolutely sure of it. And yet, along comes this idea called Grace to upend all that "as you reap, so you will sow" stuff. Grace defies reason and logic. Love interrupts, if you like, the consequences of your actions, which in my case is very good news indeed, because I've done a lot of stupid stuff.

After church we headed back to my dad's and had our "Mediterranean Easter" Supper.. overall we did not like the food.. it was okay, but nothing earth shattering. During the meal my dad says, "Now I get why people in the middle east always want to blow everyone up.. they have no good food to look forward to.. I could go over there and cook a rack of ribs and all of the world's problems could be settled in one afternoon" then we went on to discuss if they eat pork or not.. (I realize that they aren't all terrorists.. it was just a simple comment when we were eating our lunch)


 cucumber and tomato salad
 greek green beans
Mediterranean potato salad
 Leg of Lamb on the Green Egg
Me: "Dad have you ever had lamb before?"
Dad: "No, but Mary has and Larry's about to"
 Easter Cake Balls

We also had hummus, baba ganoush, and stuffed grape leaves which were really good!

My little sister Bailey and I- who is taller than me now!

John David and I

all of the "peeps" and Granny

 The family- Carolina, Josh, Bailey, Laurel, Ava, me, London, Gabe, Caleb, John, Granny, Emily, Jess, Emily
Most are siblings (we have 8 kids, 1 gf, 1 bf, 3 kids of family friends, and Granny)
this is how I spent my afternoon- holding Emily Grace

After we hung out at my dad's house- I took Bailey back to my mom's in Mississippi for Easter dinner. We each got an Easter basket from my mom and a little Easter bag full of goodies and kitchen gadgets (for me) from my grandmother. This picture is my picked through Easter basket 2 days later..


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    And it looks like you had the best Easter! How wonderful, girl! Your family is beautiful and that food looks fabulous! :)

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  3. You have a beautiful family! The food looks good enough to tweet, er..eat!

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  5. It looks like you had a beautiful Easter!!!! Lots of fun and family!!! That Easter basket was awesome!!! I LOOOOOOOVE Annie, one of my favorites of all time and I love me some Glee!! Im excited to be a new follower!!!!