Joyful!

I'm so full of joy today!! I honestly woke up with smile on my face.... who does that?! :) I am looking forward to this weekend SO MUCH, for a number of reasons:

Tonight- Jared and I are getting dinner with my parents at a local restaurant we've never tried (yum!) and then going to an Easter play! A fun night with my parents is long overdue, and if you know me, I LOVE Easter and want to soak as much of it in as I can :) We've missed out on an Easter play for the past couple of years so I'm really excited to start that tradition up again in 2013.

Tomorrow- Jared has an ENTIRE day/night planned out for us! We haven't done anything new/different in awhile so I'm really excited to just spend the whole day together having fun, no interruptions  no other commitments - plus the weather is supposed to be fantastic in Ohio!

Sunday- Easter Sunday!! Our church service is always amazing, so I'm really looking forward to celebrating at church that day! Then a lazy afternoon, followed by a small family dinner at our place. It's not going to be much, but I'm excited to host a holiday with our best friends.

Is anyone else cooking an Easter lunch/dinner this weekend? My Pinterest board has given me some cute decor and dessert ideas, but I still don't have my menu decided on and would love to hear what you're making! ;)

I also just wanted to say thanks for ALL the sweet comments on yesterday's post. Sometimes I get worried about putting a really heartfelt, vulnerable topic out there... but your comments and support just reassured me even more! So many of you can relate to what I was talking about and I think by posting about it, I feel more motivated than ever to keep on keepin' on! So, thank you!!!

Enjoy your Easter weekend- what do you have planned?



23 comments

  1. Can't wait for dinner with our best friends, we love you guys! :) so happy you are in my life, lovebug!

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  2. I did not decorate for Easter but I did the same with Pinterest for Easter food Ideas!

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  3. Have a fantastic weekend! Sounds like you have some very exciting plans!! :-)

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  4. What a great weekend you have planned!! Can't wait to see what Jared has planned for you guys - sounds so fun!! I'm home with Peter's family this weekend so I'm excited for some homecooked meals. I think I'm gunna stalk pinterest for a cute dessert to make for them for Easter too!

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  5. I am soo excited that I am off from both jobs for 4 days! I am also excited because I haven't been to church in a few months due to said job and I requested Easter off so I could at least go to that amazing service and I got it :) Then the rest of the day is divided between the two families, it should be interesting and fun!

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  6. I'm so excited for Easter this year! Have a wonderful weekend my friend!

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  7. I'm making egg bake and key lime cookies - the rest was delegated to family members. I might have to stalk your pinterest board for other ideas though.

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  8. I made a big 'ol batch of peanut butter eggs-yum! Happy Easter:-)

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  9. I am fairly new to following your blog and have never commented, but I love your blog!! Your weekend sounds fabulous. Have fun! - Lee Ann

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  10. Sounds like an awesome weekend!! :)

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  11. Sounds like your weekend is going to be so fun! :)

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  12. Your weekend is sounding pretty fantastic! Have fun exploring and take lots of pictures so us boring folks can live vicariously through you!

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  13. Sounds like a fabulous weekend. Enjoy!

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  14. I'm super excited for this weekend! I can't wait to see Boomer all dolled up in her Easter pretties...and to steal some of her candy. :)

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  15. Sounds like such a fun weekend! I’m going to attempt to make Easter dinner Sunday, this will be my 1st time. Hopefully it all turns out! :) Happy Friday!

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  16. We are having other misfits over. That what I call those of us with no family around. I'm going super simple and just throwing a Boston butt in the crockpot for pulled pork. I overdid it for Christmas and would like to just enjoy the day. Happy Easter!!

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  17. Those Bunny tails are so cute! Please tell me you're going to make those!! I would love to see how they turn out.

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  18. A whole date day?! Sounds too great! I'm going to Charleston to spend Easter with my boyfriend and plan on eating lots and lots of candy. Candy that I may have already opened!...oops

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  19. Happy Easter weekend!

    Hope you have a great day!

    xx

    Kelly

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  20. Sounds like an amazing weekend ahead!

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  21. Hope you and Jared had fun on your date!!! Yay for trying new things. I'm making a Strawberry Pretzel salad for both Easter meals...I was busy in the kitchen this morning and covered in strawberry juice. Haha. Happy Easter sweet friend!!

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  22. Hope you guys had an amazing date day today!!! Have a wonderful Easter, celebrating the resurrection of Christ! :-)

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  23. I love going to new restaurants!!! I know I am super late to this post but I hope you guys had a fabulous weekend and holiday!

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