Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Weekend

Hi Y'all - this is Paula~

What a great weekend we have had so far!  Picking out and planting flowers filled our day.  We enjoyed each other and the beautiful weather in the Dallas area.  No paint, no sandpaper, no power tools, no photos - black and white or color!  We did nothing to make us have to think, we just were.  That was nice.

Today was a day for having our hands in the dirt, potting soil and Moomanure, watching Noble play.  He was so tired he konked out on the sofa - almost never happens that way! 

I love flowers - they make me smile all over.  It was such fun to ooooo and ahhhhh over every imaginable flower and color combination!  We actually found one variety of plant that I'd never heard of and another that I've only seen in magazines.  Watching one of them grow and flower will be quite an experience, because now it's just strange looking!  How exciting is that?  The other one is already beautiful.  (Plant names and photos to be shared another day.)

God really speaks to me through His creation of Nature.  It's amazing to me that He even thought of the smallest details and provided us with things to enjoy.  I mean Eternal Life is enough, isn't it?  But we have so much more.  He has made so many beautiful, breathtaking things for us to see, hear, taste, smell and touch.  I am humbled by these little gifts that are all around us.  And sometimes, I don't take the time to really see them and take them in. 

At the end of our block, three houses down or up, depending on your perspective I guess (!) is a pasture with cows.  We have had such fun looking at the new little calves every day!  They are the cutest things, trying to stand up, then walk and then run.  Sometimes I think we spend our lives running, never slowing down to walk and take notice. 

Tomorrow will be church with wonderful, inspiring music - something else in God's creation that speaks to me - a thoughtful Easter sermon and then more time with family. 

We'll throw in a little Easter candy, some egg hunting and call it a day.  Teaching Noble about what Easter really means is the icing on the cake.  It's amazing what their little minds can grasp, even at three.  Hearing him sing "Jesus Loves Me" tonight just melted my heart.  What sweetness God wrapped up in his ornery little body! 

Hoping that each of you has done something this weekend to make you smile, enjoy those around you and notice and appreciate His creation. 

Happy Easter!  He is Risen indeed!

4 comments:

It's me said...

Happy easter blessings ....and a nice weekend darling...love love love Ria...xxx...

Cindy said...

Happy Easter, HE is risen!
Blessings to you sweetie,
Cindy

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Hope you all are having a wonderful Easter Sunday!

Kirsty said...

Happy Easter! Love the flowers too! :D