Five on Friday {Easter Edition}!

Happy Good Friday to you! What a wonderful week filled with GOOD NEWS and Easter preparations. I love Easter so I’ve been looking forward to this weekend for awhile now. We are leaving this afternoon to head to Matt’s parents house in Winston. Tomorrow we have big plans for an Easter egg hunt, a huge Easter brunch and a visit with the Easter bunny! Afterwards we’ll head back to Charlotte so we can attend our church on Easter Sunday.

– ONE – I threw together a few little Easter baskets for Caroline’s teachers. After Matt dropped Caroline and the goodies off yesterday I realized that we’re probably getting kicked out of the daycare for bringing peanut butter on site. Mom fail.

– TWO – Caroline’s Easter basket is ready and I am so proud of myself for not going overboard. I am pretty confident that the pink grass is going to be Caroline’s favorite part so I decided it would be dumb to overspend on the rest of the stuff. I received the Easter basket as a gift from my baby shower last year but picked everything else up from the dollar aisle at Target for a grand finale of maybe $15? Contents include a bunny sippy cup, sunglasses, bubbles x2, headband x2, a Spring plate and a set of rubber duckies for bath time. She’ll love it. And if not, well, she’s getting two more Easter baskets from the Grandparents.

– THREE – As I rush around the house today folding laundry, chasing Caroline, packing our bags, picking up toys and loading the car, I can’t help but stop just for a moment and reflect on the cross. Jesus, our holy and righteous and blameless God, went to the cross and conquered the grave…for me…and for you! To me it is overwhelmingly humbling and deeply encouraging to know that we are worth that! Jesus desires a relationship with us, one that is personal and life giving! His resurrection gives us eternal hope.

– FOUR – I am so excited about incorporating more and more traditions each year into our Easter holiday as Caroline and Thomas get older. Dying eggs, leaving chalk prints on the driveway from the “bunny”, competitive egg hunts, Sunday church in our Easter best, a big tasty meal and more, it is going to be so much fun. Here is one Christ centered Easter activity that I am especially excited about – the 12 eggs of Easter. Find more details (here). Would love to know what your family Easter traditions are too!

– FIVE – And speaking of GOOD NEWS…earlier this week my sister and Ryan announced their PREGNANCY! My family is so, so, so excited for another babe! Thomas and Baby S will be 3 months apart and the very best friends. We are headed home to Florida next weekend and my sister and her hubby are going to do a little gender reveal party while we’re there! Cannot wait!!!



  1. Nina @ Flowers in my Hair
    April 3, 2015 / 1:03 pm

    What an exciting time for you fam!

  2. Ashley Carole (Sweet Carolina Belle)
    April 3, 2015 / 1:07 pm

    That Easter basket is adorable. I love that her name is on the floppy ear. Hope your family has a blessed Easter.

  3. Hanging with the Hirsts
    April 3, 2015 / 1:16 pm

    Have so much fun with Easter this year! It'll be a blast now that Caroline's a little older. I loved doing the 12 days of Easter (we even made our own in Sunday School once). Congrats on becoming an Aunt!!! That is so exciting! My SIL and I are hoping to be pregnant at the same time like that too! (Her 2nd and my 1st)

  4. Jessica
    April 3, 2015 / 1:31 pm

    So glad to see that you and your sweet family celebrate the real reason for the Easter season! It's so important! And loving that sweet little basket you put together for Caroline:) Hoping you all have a great Easter, and congratulations to your sister!:)

  5. Caitlyn {Home Sweet Ruby}
    April 3, 2015 / 1:47 pm

    What a big year for your family with two babies on the way!! So exciting!! Love the Easter basket, I can't wait until Rowan gets bigger to enjoy the basket more. Definitely dressing him up though 🙂 Have a great Easter and safe travels!

  6. Jess Scott
    April 3, 2015 / 1:49 pm

    Congrats to your family! So exciting!! I LOVE the 12 eggs of Easter….it's always so easy to get wrapped up in every other aspect of a holiday, so it's nice to remind our children WHY we get to celebrate!

  7. Evelina
    April 3, 2015 / 2:33 pm

    How sweet of you to make up Easter baskets for Caroline's teachers! I must remember to do the same for when we have kids. Congrats to your sister! So exciting that your little ones will be so close in age to their cousin

  8. jilliandanielle
    April 3, 2015 / 4:50 pm

    Hi Christina! I loved your post about the Christ Centered Easter eggs! I will definitely be pinning that. Thanks for hosting the link up and have a happy Easter!

  9. marisa
    April 3, 2015 / 5:01 pm

    How exciting for your family 2 babies in one year!! Hope you have a beautiful Easter!

  10. Meghan
    April 3, 2015 / 5:13 pm

    How exciting that your sister is having a baby shortly after Thomas is born! Noah has a cousin who's only a week older and while they don't play much now, I can't wait to see them as they get older! Have a great Easter!

  11. Sarah O
    April 3, 2015 / 6:15 pm

    I love Caroline's Easter basket! Congratulations on becoming an aunt!

  12. Hannah
    April 3, 2015 / 8:57 pm

    Such a cute little basket for Caroline! And how exciting that your sister is expecting a baby too! So much fun! I hope you all have a wonderful Easter!

  13. Love CompassionateLee
    April 3, 2015 / 8:57 pm

    Good Friday everyone! I am so glad to receive salvation and be a part of the family of Christ. Congratulations to Ryan and your sister, Christina :)

  14. Kacie de Leon
    April 3, 2015 / 10:06 pm

    Cutest Easter basket! Also love the 12 egg hunt idea! Happy Friday!

  15. Candace Shiflet
    April 3, 2015 / 11:05 pm

    CUTE easter basket for an awesome price! and that is so nice of you to give something to their teachers 🙂 I bet they really appreciate it!XoCandaceLovely Little Rants

  16. Ashley Wissel
    April 4, 2015 / 1:35 am

    That Easter basket is just too cute!

  17. Caley-Jade Rosenberg
    April 5, 2015 / 8:05 am

    Love your Easter gifts and basket – so cute! Always so important to keep Christ involved in our Easter traditions x

  18. Sara Elizabeth
    April 5, 2015 / 11:58 am

    Happy Easter friend!!! Congrats to your sister! How cool to have babies who will be so close in age!!! Can't wait to see pics of Caroline enjoying this weekend!!

  19. Ashley {Word on the Streets}
    April 8, 2015 / 4:09 am

    Playing a little catch-up here, so sorry for the overload of comments! I just LOVE the teacher gift ideas for Easter.. wish I had thought of this now that Avery is in daycare. Do you have any ideas for first birthday gifts/treats? 🙂

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