easter-ness // celebration of life

Easter morning broke a gorgeously warm one. Because...HE IS RISEN! I love Easter. I am not a holiday person, but to me, Easter isn't a holiday. It's a celebration of life. Eternal life, forever and ever, with God in heaven. It's a beautiful, beautiful thing. And, getting to spend such a precious day with my family is amazing! 

  This year, I made my first ever cheesecake for our Easter dessert. I was sooooo pumped to use the spring form pan I just bought. I couldn't believe I needed 5 - YES FIVE - cream cheese packages to make the cheesecake. LOL! 

"the oven has to be preheated to 500 degrees?!! this thing is going to blow up......." -me
"uhhhhhhhh..." - Sarah

 On Saturday, I kept on thinking about how different it would be if Jesus hadn't come back to life. God seemed so far, far away. Life would be so dark. So empty. So sad. I can't seem to fully grasp that He actually crucified, was actually dead, placed in a tomb and then rose 3 days later. It's...majestic.

Do you have an Easter tradition?
Do you like cheesecake?? 

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  1. Happy Easter! Your sister is adorable(if that's who's up there)! :) And cheesecake is really good!

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    1. Aww, thank you. haha! Yes, that is my little sister. Isn't she??? I love her so much. :D I LOVE CHEESECAKE.

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  2. 500 DEGREES?! Well... how long DID it take to explode?! Haha!

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    1. welllllll...it didn't. XD I was just thankful it only had to stay at 500 degrees for 10 minutes. Then, it baked at 200 for 1 1/2 hours. ;)

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  3. AMEN! And I love those pictures on your bulletin board! We just moved so I have to print out new ones.. do you have any ideas on where to go? Well apart from pinterest :P

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    1. *high five* Oh, thank you! I really do too. My bedroom has become my little dream spot. It's fabulous! Oh, you just moved?? How did that go? I haven't moved in, oh, 12 years now! I don't ever want to move...anyways! My sister and I did find all of our photos off of pinterest. lol! I'm honestly not sure where else I would go for super duper cute stuff. Isn't that crazy though? lol! What did we do before Pinterest?? *gasp* LOL

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  4. Happy Easter, friend!! :-) I'm not really a holiday person, either -- and even though I get stressed out by it sometimes, this year made me remember how much I really love Easter. YES, it IS a celebration of life! Hallelujah!

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    1. Happy (late) Easter to you as well!!! I read that on your blogpost..it's funny how we are so alike in that area as well! I guess we belong on the prairie out west, rather than at some big party in the East, huh? ;) Amen!!!

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    2. YES we belong on the prairie out west. Very true. :-)

      (By the way, I remember you saying you loved the book A Line in the Sand...I was wondering, have you ever seen the movie The Alamo? It's AMAZING. You should watch it.)

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    3. Maybe we will meet out west sometime! xD

      Ohhh yes, I loved that book!! Hmm....is it newer? Cause, I think I have heard of it! I'll have to see if there is a way for us to watch it! Thanks for telling me about it :D

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  5. Becca is so adorable!!!<3 So cute!!!

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    1. Oh, gosh, I know! She's so sweet too :D

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  6. Your sister is so cute! Yummm, cheesecake... good thing it didn't blow up! I'm so glad Jesus rose back to life! It gives me such joy! Love this post <3
    -Abi-
    http://authorofmyhope11.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks..I couldn't help it. I had this super duper sweet photo of her smiling like a lady, then I saw that one and burst out laughing LOL! I just HAD to post is. ;) IKR?! It would be the story that we would never forget... "The Easter that Julia blew the stove up.." haha *cringe* Aww, thanks :)

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  7. Such a cute post! I love your bulletin board!!!!!!

    thecountrygurl.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw, thank you! oh, I love it so much too!! You'll get to see my whole room in my next post :D

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  8. I totes agree with you about easter being a celebration of life;) It is! This easter was special for me because it really hit me that Jesus defeated death when he rose and how us christians are so much more able to live life because of that;)

    That pic of your little sister is ADORABLE!;) I wish I had a little sister!;) And-call me crazy- but I don't like cheesecake lol! My little brother LOVES cheesecake and hes so happy that I don't like it because it always means more for him haahaa! Ive tried it a few times to try to make myself like it but I cant! lol!;)

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    1. Wow, that is a really important thing to grasp! I still feel like my little brain is still struggling with that. It's not that I don't have faith in Jesus and believe in Him as my savior. But, when I think about the crucifixion...it feels so unreal!! so sadly unbelievable..

      Aaawwww, thanks :D I love my little sis.. she's a doll! Really? Well, my sister doesn't like it either. She says its too "cheesy" LOL!! I totally understand where your brother is coming from ;)

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