They were having a big sale.
On their spring dresses.
and I have a gift card.
I walked around the store thinking about how cute my little
Riley would look in that dress....or how handsome Jeremiah would be in that vest.
Luckily, I didn't get too caught up in the moment. Some how I snapped myself out of it....and walked out of the store empty handed.
It's all so easy. I realize my last blog could read a bit scathing towards others' Easter traditions.....but I needed it. I easily can be distracted. I was glad I wrote that blog though...because I put my conviction out there for others to see. I knew if I showed up on Sunday in brand new outfits with my kids toting their new baskets- I would be put into check by my friends (at least I hope my girls would keep me in check) AND my husband.
And mostly...I would be missing the point.
Easter was wonderful this year. I spent time at the breakfast table sharing with the kids why we weren't doing baskets this year......and they were so okay with it. (in fact one didn't even notice they were missing). We spent time talking about what Easter means and why it's so important to us as Christians.
I didn't worry about what they wore, (okay...not true....Miah got dressed in play clothes and I told him to go change into a nice shirt), and I didn't think about the perfect Family Easter picture. I just enjoyed the morning, sang kid praise songs with the kids on the way to church....
and loved being with my "family" while praising God for his sacrifice.
And even when I saw all the beautiful Easter outfits...especially this one, I didn't sigh.
I recognized it's my conviction and I was happy with the decision I made.
On another note.....it was quite the busy week. Jeremiah turned 8, the Angels had opening day and Wes turned 7 weeks old.
Here's a few pics to recap the week.
Opening Day of the Angels Game.
We didn't make it to the game, but we dressed in our attire and
drank RED juice for dinner in honor of the halos.
Miah's birthday breakfast.
Wes giving me the business.