Easter Story Egg Hunt – perfect activity for children

Easter Egg Story Hunt

Have you seen this before?! I just had to share it with you.

Yesterday at MOPS they passed this out to all of us.

You simple cut along the dotted lines and hide each piece in different eggs.

Easter Story Hunt

Then, as you open the eggs – you put them in order and read the story.  What a perfect way to incorporate the egg hunt into the true meaning behind Easter!

To print out your own copy, simply click on the links below:

Have a blessed Easter friends,

Kate

 

Daddy, Lent, and traditions

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This morning at MOPS, we talked about family traditions around Holy Week. It brought back some of he most beautiful memories.

My father and mother used to wake us up in the middle of the night on Maundy Thursday. We would drive quietly down dark Custer Road in Plano, Texas.  Daddy had a key to the sanctuary, and we’d walk in to Custer Road UMC. My brother and I would sit quietly in a pew while mom and dad placed their hands on every pew.  I’d color or stare off at the stained glass window lit up by the street lights.

Mom and dad would pray for the people that sat in the pew for years to come. They would pray that their ears would be open to God’s Holy word and their hearts would be open to His love.

This morning, my heart swelled, thinking about that special and sacred tradition that they taught us.

I thought about the people who are still sitting in those pews in Plano, Texas.  I thought about how they’ve been prayed over and loved on in the middle of the night.  I thought about mom and dad and how their faith still shines so brightly.

I’d like to share it with my children. I’d like them to think of the others that walk into the church.

Have a very blessed weekend,

Kate

p.s. This picture is from Downtown Phoenix. As I was walking back to my car from a photo shoot, I noticed a Bible that had been left on a bench. Strong. Present. Beautiful. Always there.

Southern Gal - What a beautiful tradition your parents shared with you.

Meg - Such an amazing memory! Love it! We got to experience a thing today with our boys (and my parents came! Big YAY!) and it was so cool to bring them into something this year, and have the oldest actually understand some of it!

The perfect guacamole cups – #15MinuteSuppers {and a giveaway!}

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Hi there! Welcome back to my kitchen!

This recipe is one my husband and I brainstormed together. We wanted a way to serve guacamole as an appetizer, without worrying about plates and chips.

Are you ready?  Seriously easy and seriously yum.

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Ingredients:

1 container – Avocado Verde from Wholly Guacamole

1 package – recipe creation crescent rolls

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Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Spray your muffin tin with pam.

Line your muffin tin with the dough.

Using a spoon, scoop in the Avocado Verde into the cups.

Bake for 12 minutes.

Using a fork, carefully lift out the guacamole cups!

Garnish with corn, beans, salsa, cilantro, chopped onion – anything!

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No plates needed!

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Adoption – Update Part Twelve

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Saturday at Disneyland was pretty special.

It has been one year since Riley has been living with us – what a way to celebrate! I realized it when we were on the monorail riding in – and I think I may have scared my train car when I yelled, “It’s been a year!”.

Things I want to remember about Riley at this point:

  • His new favorite show is Jake and the Never Land Pirates
  • He was absolutely fearless when he met the characters at Disney!  He ran up, hugged them, danced with them – so awesome.

Kate

Saturday night, Brian took Riley back to the room for bath and bedtime.  Julia, Nate, and I wanted to do something special for Riley. On Friday, I had the pleasure of hearing Maxine Clark, the founder of Build-A-Bear Workshop, speak.  I shared this quote from her yesterday:

“It’s not what you have, it’s what you give that determines your legacy.” – Maxine Clark

As we were wandering back to the hotel from Disneyland, we saw the Build-A-Bear Workshop in Downtown Disney and decided that it would be the perfect gift for Riley.

They picked out the cutest puppy and had the sweetest idea. They put two hearts inside him. They held the hearts close and whispered prayers for Riley as they put the hearts into Patches.

We had a pretty rough dentist appointment this morning and Riley held Patches close the entire time.  I see a very special bond forming!

Kate

I am so thankful for Riley. He keeps me young and makes me slow down. What a blessing he is in our life!

Disclosure: Our family was invited to the 2014 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. We were provided hotel accommodations, park tickets, and delicious meals. We were not asked to post, but these are the moments of my family – moments I want to remember. Thank you for sharing them with me! 

Southern Gal - It’s been a year!? Wow.
All my kids have a “Patches”, but the youngest still has his around. Makes me happy to see Musher in the bed each night and morning.

tinuviel - Aw, the patches story made me cry. So sweet! Happy 1 year!

Meg - So fun! We love celebrating the special adoption days… bring home day, court finalization day…etc. So cool that you were at Disney to celebrate!