Easter via “Cellphone Cam”

Easter Sunday… as seen through the lens of my cell phone. 🙂

For some reason our family was never into the whole “Easter hunt” thing. I can’t really remember doing “egg hunts” etc. growing up… and we still don’t now that I’m older, haha.  However, on Easter morning… our table is always laden with various Easter type candies.  I baked Maple Nut Scones for our family’s Easter breakfast (please notice: I took a picture of food! 😀 Or, at least I tried, ok?!) Of course, no matter the day, Easter breakfast wouldn’t really be complete without coffee…

Easter chocolate from Oma:

I remember the days when the only way to get this stuff was when someone brought it from Germany!

 

The Easter lily on our counter. Our spring wreath and some tulips. I LOVE that spring…means flowers! 🙂

In the evening our church service was called “the road to Calvary”.  We read through the different events leading up to the resurrection.

Some tangible reminders of what we remember at Easter:

A palm leaf, similar perhaps to what the people waved in the triumphal entry. Perfume, a reminder of the spikenard Mary wiped upon Jesus’ feet.  30 coins, the price they paid for Jesus. A cup and bread, reminds us of the last supper. Thorns, used for His crown.  A sponge, it was dipped and offered to Jesus as he hung on the cross.  Dice, for they cast lots for his clothes. The cross reminds us how He died. Strips of cloth; they wrapped His body in these after He died.

 

But this is the reason we celebrate!

 

Hope your Easter was as special as mine! 😀

Always, Aims

Between Good Friday and Easter Sunday…

Whew…! It’s nice to take a breath in the middle of a busy long weekend.  Today might be a little more of a “wordy” post…just sayin’. 🙂

It’s gorgeous outside today…a sunglasses and bright smiles kind of day, warm enough to leave my jacket at home.  There are pros and cons about part timing two cities…today for example.  I’m missing out on the first paintball game of the season. 😦  But, one of my favourite coffee shops is in walking distance from where we live here.  I took advantage of the sunshine and took a walk.  I love sitting in the corners of coffee shops and observing etc. especially when I get a seat on a comfy couch, like I did today!  This coffee shop is adorable!  It used to be a house, and the owners transformed it into a little coffee shop.  There are vintage-ish knickknacks, black and white photographs on the walls, a basement, and porch (and free wi-fi! Yay!) It’s a cozy little place and I come here often. 🙂 It’s here that I, I mean my sister, discovered a mango tea latte with a shot of vanilla…wow!

The one sentence that’s been going through my mind over and over this Easter is:

“He bore the wrath, I know the grace”.

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Cross in the Berlin Wall.

That pretty much sums up my thoughts on Easter in one sentence.  Words can never describe how thankful I am, and how much it means to me.

Saturdays are for unexpected plans, like today when my friend and I went out for pochos… I’m not one of those people who takes pictures of food (yet!) so I didn’t.  But if you’re ever in the Okanagan Valley make sure you find a Kelly Os and have some; SO yummy…!!!  You kind of have to eat them to believe how incredibly awesome they are (think cheesy fries with a honey mustard dip…and BACON!) 😀

Hope you all had as much sunshine as I did this Easter!

Always, Aims