Tuesday, April 26

Praise the One

I know I'm a couple days late, but Happy Easter! I have been feeling a disconnect to God lately, and this weekend was exactly what I needed to get me going again. This song was stuck in my head all weekend,

"Oh Praise the One
Who paid my debts
And raised this life
Up from the dead"

Easter is just so....moving to me. I found myself getting choked up during the weekend as I was thinking about the real reason for Easter. My hope is that I will continue to feel like this throughout the year; that I don't need this one day a year to remind me how powerful the sacrifices He made are.

Anywho, I'll tell you about the rest of our weekend! Friday, we went to Atlantic Station in Atlanta for dinner and a movie! Water for Elephants was AMAZING. I really couldn't have been happier with it. For the most part, it stayed true to the book, and the little things that they changed probably made for a better movie anyways. I love Reese, and I thought Robert Pattinson was great in it as well. He is definitely growing on me :) I used to think he was not attractive in the least (and I'm a huge Twilight fan...I know) but he had a different look in this movie that I definitely preferred over his usual spiffy 'do. All in all, I loved the movie and can't wait to buy it when it comes out!

On Saturday, we had a lazy afternoon then headed out to SHOP! I just have to tell y'all about the amazing deal we got at New York and Company. Their stuff was already on sale (B1G1 1/2 off, 30% off, etc.) so my total for 14 items was $311. Then I had my 50% off coupon they emailed me that morning. Then I opened up a NY&Co credit card (I had been waiting til the next time I made a large purchase) so that took another 20% off. I think the purchase was regularly over $400, and I paid $128!! It made me want to go buy more :) I also got a few things at H&M and Target. Now all I need are some new shoes to complete my wardrobe :) 

On Sunday we went to early church so we could make it to lunch with my family at the club I used to work at. It's always fun to go back and see all my old friends there.

Holy paleness...I didn't know it was this bad!
(One of my new dresses from Target! On clearance for $12!)


After we hung out for a bit, we headed over to spend some time with Doug's family. We also decided it was time to see if Maisy liked swimming. The jury's still out on that one.



She looks so pitiful in the first one! She was a sweet girl though and was fine as long as her daddy was holding her!

That night, we all went to Easter Feaster at Chili's. They were offering 2 margaritas, an appetizer, 2 entrees, and a dessert for $35, and we, of course, had to participate. We're actually still eating leftovers, so I'd say it was a pretty good deal!

I'll be back tomorrow with my latest obsession (that is driving Doug crazy).....the Royal Wedding!

5 comments:

David and Elizabeth said... Best Blogger Tips

hah Maisy looks like she is thinking "I think i'll stay up here by mom for awhile!"...I am also driving everyone around me crazy with my talk of the Royal Wedding :)

Lesley Anne said... Best Blogger Tips

Girl my heart for the Lord has been stuck in the same place. This weekend He reminded me (through that same song!) that He gave His all, and we owe him nothing but our all in return. Thanks for the encouraging words and hopefully we can get together soon for a major life catch up!

Megan said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm so glad that the Lord opened your heart up just in time for Easter!! I'll be praying for you, friend!!

I can't believe how much stuff you got for SO cheap! Great job! I went to our NY&co the other day and it was SO picked over!!

Katie K. said... Best Blogger Tips

That is one of my absolute favorite praise songs!

Young People in Love said... Best Blogger Tips

hahahaha I love that little soaked pup's face!

Also. Take heart in knowing that, compared to me, your a bronzed amazon beauty :) Just sayin.

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