Monday, March 24, 2008

BUSY EASTER WEEK

I live a very busy life, and am seldom bored, but this week was an exceptionally jam packed week, so here we go........
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I was going to show my Easter decorations for Show & Tell but since we didn't have it Friday and Easter is now over I am only showing this to show the little girl & boy rabbit egg toppers. This is one of the many items I made and sold in our little Craft Store and I wanted to show them as some of you crafters and mothers might want to make some for next Easter.

This being Easter week our church scheduled Intercessory Prayer every day of the week at various hours. Monday at noon, Tuesday at 7 pm, Wednesday at 6 pm, Thursday at 8 am. Then Friday our Pastor had a Good Friday service at noon. I attended all the scheduled prayer times and Mickey & I both were able to attend the Good Friday service because he did not have to work. Added to this, the Intercessory Prayer group that we belong to met, on the spur of the moment, at 6:30 pm Saturday night at an empty building in a shopping center that we are looking at for A 24 Hour House Of Prayer. I'll be writing more, at a later date, about this exciting thing that God is doing!!!! We were privileged to be asked to join this small group on January 26th and so blessed and excited to be involved.
I can't remember when St. Patrick's Day and Easter were in the same time frame!!! Our good friends, Jack & Mary, had 11 of us over for the traditional Corn Beef and Cabbage dinner on Monday, the 17th, St. Patty's Day. This is a group of Christian friends from their church but we are often included :o) Mary topped it off with her delicious home made apple pies. Thank you Jack & Mary for being such special friends.
On Thursday, after the 8 am prayer time and a 9:30 hair cut appointment, I picked up a large supreme and medium cheese pizza and took it to my dear friend, Kahri, to visit her and her 4 children. Kahri is a very special friend from the church we use to attend and the one who is responsible for me getting a blog. Thank you Kahri!!!!!

Kahri and 3 of the children; Brittany age 12, Emily age 6 and Ethan age 13 months. Kaedra was sleeping when I arrived and will join us later. Kahri is a Home School Mom and a true woman of FAITH. I put that in caps because her faith is BIG!!!!!! Here is the link to Kahri's blog, Our Pecuilar Life.


After eating we moved to the living room and Kaedra joined us: left to right, Kaedra age 3, Brittany, Ethan, Kahri, & Emily. Kaedra is truly our miracle child and if you have not read her story please do so here. "They" said Kaedra would never live and she spent the first 11 months of her life in the Children's ICU of the hospital. I told you Kahri and her husband, Michael, are people of GREAT FAITH.



Kahri & I. One of those precious friendships that transends age. We had a wonderful 2 1/2 hour visit!!!! We had a lot of catching up to do.

We had a WONDERFUL Easter Service. I have begun to go to the Intercessory Prayer room, instead of our Sunday School Class, before our 2nd service. Mickey is still attending the Sunday School Class. Our Pastor's message was ARE YOU LIVING AS AN ATHEIST? Not your typical Easter morning message but a very needed one. I invite you to listen to it via the link at the top of my side bar in the future when it will be added.
After church we went to our oldest daughter, Suzette and Dave's for a wonderful Easter dinner
Here is the table. Smoked spiral ham, mashed potato's, macaroni and cheese, fresh fruit, and not on the table yet, green bean casserole and rolls. I made the cake and got the recipe from Pea's Corner. It is an angel food cake with the top cut out and the core tunneled out and filled with a chocolate pudding mixture. Then you put the top back on and ice with cool whip. The only difference, I topped mine with crumbled Heath Bar instead of colored sprinkles because our family loves chocolate!!!! Thanks for the recipe Pea it was a BIG hit!!!!

I am showing this separate picture of the Macaroni & Cheese because our, just turned 13 year old, granddaughter, Oksana, said she wanted to bring a dish for Easter this year and choose this from scratch recipe. It was delicious and we were so proud of her for 1) offering to do so and 2) having it turn out just perfect. I had given Oksana a cookbook for her birthday last month and she has been doing quite a bit of cooking for their family. We're proud of you, Oksana.
Added to this very busy week is we were, and are, also painting a living room and dining area wall and redoing the wall paper and paint in the kitchen!!!!!! That will be a separate post in a few days. For those of you who were concerned because I was so quiet last week, only 2 posts!!!!, this busy week is why.

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24 comments:

annie said...

What a wonderful week Susan. I saw on Kahri's blog a visitor was coming and somehow (can't remember why) knew it was you! I hope when things even out either I can make it up to Tulsa or you can come down here. I would just love to meet you irl!

Candy said...

Great post! You are a busy woman. I am most excited about the 24 Hour House of Prayer! I want to hear more. A 13-year-old chef is something to get excited about too. I'm headed over to Kahri's blog to check it out. She sounds really interesting.

MightyMom said...

Acctually, I do remember the last time St Paddy's day and Easter were close together...just 9 days apart actually...it was 2005. My NICU boy was born 2 hours and 44 min AFTER St Paddy's day (March 18th), he then spent 7 days in NICU to go home late Saturday...just in time for Easter Sunday.

I'll never forget it.


love the egg topppeers. too cute.

diana said...

wow! it does sound like a busy week. aren't you glad it's over? although, it sounds like a very blessed week. thanks for sharing it.

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

You are amazing. I wondered why I had not heard much from you and now I know why! Oh my, you sure had a full week.

Your meal looks yummy!! Great job Oksana. My girls always tried stuff at her age and it usually ended up in the garbage.

TJ said...

What a wonderful time for you! I would love some of that Mac N Cheese, it's my favorite!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Hello sweet Susan! My what a busy week you had but it looks like a good one!

Brenda said...

So sweet. Glad you had a great Easter.

Meredith Teagarden said...

It sounds like a lovely week. Oksana, wow! Beautiful dish. Finally, I made a chocolate cake, with caramel and ganache topped by...Heathe bits :).

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

Wow! I knew you must be very busy and I loved catching up with you. Glad your Holy Week was so wonderful. I will visit Kahri's blog.

Alisun@ABrookeInTheForest said...

Wow you are a busy person and it sounds like it brings you much happiness. I too find it odd to have the holidays together it was hard to enjoy them with them in the same week.

Barbara said...

will be good to know how your House of Prayer takes off. We have had one at our church/school for some years now.
I enlarged the photo and do like your hair short.

Becky said...

Susan, it was great to hear from you today. I thought I'd come by and catch up with you and look at this great catch up post!

Belated Happy Easter! Looks like you had a wonderful week of celebration. I agree that Easter was a little close to St Pat's Day this year. Your celebration with friends sounded fun.

And I love how much you shared about your younger friend and her children. Those kinds of friendships are just the best kind. Sometimes I wonder if our younger friends don't mentor us even more than we mentor them :)

Good job Oksana! That mac and cheese looked so good. It is lunchtime and I could use some of that.

Sounds like your re-decorating and mine came at the same time. If we lived closer we could help each other :) I will enjoy seeing your after pictures when you are done.

I hope you have a wonderful week. Don't work TOO hard. Spring is springing here in the south. You can't be far behind, right ??

Enjoy!!

retha said...

You do have a lot to put into a few hours!
That pasta looks delicious.And the 'cover' for the eggs are sweet.
The prayer house and actual praying is good to hear of. Do you pray from prayer request, do you just go and pray or how do you go about the praying.

retha said...

Oh, yes I went over to your friend's. Amazing, we do have GOD as our friend! Think I will become a regular visitor.
What a privilege to receive some one (you Ma'am) as a friend who is willing to look past your age!!

Jungle Mom said...

OH! I wanna eat at your house!!!

Kim S in SC said...

What a blessing this post has been! Almost like visiting a good friend in person and catching up over a cup of coffee. Have a wonderful and restful week!

Tammy said...

Sounds like a busy but wonderful Easter week!

I am trying hard to stop by and visit some of my good blogging friends in between bloggy breaks and vacation...
come over and wave hello when you get a chance!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Sounds like you had a very busy but great week. I am so happy for you. Hope you had a great day today. connie from Texas

jennifer said...

Susan, this was such a full and happy post. I love friendships that transcend age - I worked with a lady like that. An older, awesome woman of God. She would tell me things and say "I can tell you to do that cause I'm like your Momma" She is someone that although I have lost touch with her, I will NEVER forget her strong Christian influence!

Jen

OH, and I think Oksana could outcook me any day of the week.

groovyoldlady said...

Wow...I'm exhausted from all that reading!

I'll have to try the little bunnies; They're TOO cute!

Jenileigh said...

Hey Susan! SO glad you had a wonderful Easter and time with friends and family. The food looks simply divine! MmMMmmm

Big hugs!

The Olson's said...

Friends, family, Christ...a perfect combination!

I think I'll have to check out that recipe for the cake. Sounds delicious!

Happy (belated) Easter!
~ Leanne

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Wow - I am tired just from reading all of that...to think I thought I had a busy week ;)

Happy Late Easter - looks like you all had a great week.