Easter Recap {2016}

Easter 2016 was full of worship, fun and plenty of family time as we spent the whole weekend remembering and celebrating together. Today’s post is one big photo dump to recap the holiday and share some of the best parts of our Easter weekend with you.


On Friday we had very little school to do so we crafted, escaped the house for the first time all week, went to the library and then attended Good Friday service.

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Saturday was an early morning run to the store, breakfast, coloring and hunting Easter eggs. playing outside, working on the 37, a throw back to my favorite Easter photo ever and an Easter basket delivery from Meme & Papa.

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Sunday was church, gloomy weather and a day spent with family.

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Another great Easter for the Newmans.

I used to spend a lot of time worrying about how things would look as the girls got older. Now I am starting to realize that the best part of the holidays is just being together. I don’t care if they are 2 or 15 just being and worshiping together is all I’ve ever really wanted anyways.

You can also check out our 2015 Easter and 2014 Easter to take a look back on how things have changed over the years

How was your Easter?

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Resurrection Rolls & Reading {Recipe} Tuesday Talk V11

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Easter is coming soon!

Easter is easily one of my favorite holidays of the year. I love this time of focusing our hearts on Christ’s redemptive work on the cross. There are so many ways that we do this in our home and I’m excited to share some of them with you, before Easter. I always have the best intentions to do this but following through can be so hard.

A couple of weeks ago I shared how you can make your own resurrection eggs and if you haven’t made yours yet, it’s not too late. The 2016 start date is tomorrow!

A simple resurrection roll recipe and story idea to bring the real story of Easter to life.

Today I wanted to share a long time Easter tradition of ours, resurrection rolls. I also want to share about one of our favorite books to read this time of the year as well.


Resurrection rolls are easy to make and tasty to eat too. I started making resurrection rolls with Marissa when she was just 3 years old and it is tradition that I am so glad we’ve kept.

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A simple resurrection roll recipe and story idea to bring the real story of Easter to life.

Resurrection Rolls
A fun recipe to make with kids celebrating the resurrection of Christ.
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370 calories
68 g
33 g
10 g
4 g
6 g
104 g
192 g
35 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 370
Calories from Fat 91
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 33mg
Sodium 192mg
Total Carbohydrates 68g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 35g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 Can of crescent rolls
  2. 8 Large marshmallows
  3. Small bowl of cinnamon sugar
  4. 2T Butter, melted
  1. 1) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. 2) Dip the marshmallow into the butter then roll in the cinnamon sugar.
  3. Explain that the marshmallow represents Jesus' body and the butter & Sugar are the spice they prepared his body for burial with.
  4. 3) Wrap the marshmallow in the crescent roll sealing all of the edges tightly.
  5. Explain how they placed Jesus in the tomb and sealed it closed.
  6. 3) Bake for about 12 minutes or until golden brown on a lined (very important) cookie sheet. I like to use a silpat mat for easy clean-up.
  7. When the rolls are finished let them cool for a few minutes then reveal the empty tomb.
  8. He is risen, He is risen indeed!
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Easy & fun to make and the perfect visual of an empty tomb. 

 While we wait for our rolls to bake we have made it a tradition to read one of our favorite books.


In the 4 years that I have been reading this book with the girls I have yet to finish it with dry eyes. In a world of ‘once upon a time stories’ this book shares the ultimate fairy tale in a way that brings this mama to tears EVERY single time.

These are the Easter traditions that I dream of continuing with my grand-kids someday.
No eggs or bunnies, but the beautiful story of an empty tomb
The truth about Easter.

What is your favorite Easter tradition?

Bunny Pie #EasterMadeEasy {Recipe & Tutorial}

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Spring is in the air!

For the first time in years spring has actually sprung early, thank you Jesus! With Easter arriving early this year I am so glad the weather will match the occasion and maybe we won’t be wearing coats over our Easter dresses after all. 

Today I wanted to share the perfect delicious & quick Easter dessert with you. It is something that you can whip up in a matter of minutes with the kids and is sure to leave your dinner guests, friends or whomever impressed!

Sometimes I want to make a special treat but I don’t always have time to whip up a made from scratch dessert, especially during the busyness of spring. Anyone else in the same boat as me?!

Enter Mrs. Smith’s & Edwards Pies.
They are a total game changer.
Recently while shopping at my local Wal-Mart I decided to stock up on a few items to get me through the next couple of months. Walmart has a HUGE variety of Mrs. Smith’s & Edwards Pies. I try to keep one in the freezer year round, you never know when you might need dessert in a pinch. Oh the many times that I have been rescued by their convenience. Not to mention all of the times that we pull one out just because it is a Monday.
Right now you can save $1 on any Mrs. Smith or Edwards Pie purchase on Ibotta!
I recently signed up for Ibotta after my friend Anna recommended it and I am already loving it.
This particular shopping trip I had something extra special in mind. With Easter less than 3 weeks away, now is the time to start planning and preparing for all of the celebrations. I picked out my pies, headed home and got to work.
The pie is pretty perfect just the way it comes.
Those delicious layer and a homemade cookie crust make every bite delicious. 
I decided that by adding a few simple ingredients I could turn this pie into something festive.
Bunny Pie
A fun festive treat featuring Edwards.
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
3498 calories
474 g
57 g
172 g
32 g
48 g
1564 g
3563 g
8 g
0 g
114 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3498
Calories from Fat 1542
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 172g
Saturated Fat 48g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 42g
Monounsaturated Fat 72g
Cholesterol 57mg
Sodium 3563mg
Total Carbohydrates 474g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 8g
Protein 32g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 Edwards Pie (any flavor)
  2. 2 Black Grapes
  3. 1 Raspberry
  4. 1 piece Pull n’ Peel licorice
  5. 1-1.5 Cups Whipped Topping
  6. 1 Piece of white card stock
  7. 1 Piece of pink paper
  1. 1) Remove the pie from the box and fill in the middle with and even layer of whipped topping.2) Use the grapes, raspberry and licorice to create the bunnies eyes, nose and whiskers.
  2. 3) Cut the card stock and pink paper into bunny ears (gluing together if needed and slide them in between the crust and the pie plate.
  3. 4) Enjoy!
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How cute is this pie?!

My girls were GIDDY with excitement


Fun and simple to make.
Delicious to eat! 
Mrs. Smith’s and Edwards Pies are the perfect dessert any time of the year for any occasion.


What is your favorite kind of pie?
With the huge variety Mrs’s Smith’s and Edwards make you are sure to find something for everyone!

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Easter Weekend!

Happy Monday!

I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend. We definitely did!

Let’s do a little weekend recap.

Saturday we woke up EARLY. I got up at my normal 5:00’ish time. But, the girls and Russ had to get up much earlier than normal. I remember Russ laying in bed mumbling, “this was a terrible idea”. We needed to leave early for Wyandotte, Ok (about 30 minutes away) for a 5K/ 1 mile fun run we had signed up for months ago. 

This was my second official chip timed 5K and I was VERY excited. I ran faster and harder than I ever thought I could and I set a new personal record of 25:09! That was good enough to earn me 3rd place in the 21-30 year old females and I came in 7th out of 115 women. I couldn’t be more pleased.

Me and my awesome running partner, all smiles after our race.

Yesterday morning, was Easter.

 I love Easter. 

We had a great church service and came home to enjoy the end of our long weekend relaxing at home. 

How was your Easter weekend?

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Egg hunts and Monday blues.

Happy Monday? I must admit I am not in the best of moods today. For starters, it’s Monday. Do I really need to explain why that makes one grumpy? Secondly, It is in the 30’s and sleeting. Man you really do just have to embrace the craziness that is Missouri weather. We were wearing Sundresses and sandals to church not even 24 hours ago! So 1+1 unfortunately equals a bit of blah for me today. Maybe this post and some coffee will brighten things up a bit.

Saturday was the day for the annual Easter egg hunt that we take the girls to. The weather was a bit windy but AMAZING! After a lazy morning we got dressed, grabbed our buckets and headed out!
Daddy gave Emily a pep talk before the hunt.

She got a little bored waiting…

And eventually she ended up getting stuck.

When they said go, they went! Emily did great for being with the “bigger” kids this year.

I think the hunt lasted a whole 3 minutes, it was CRAZY! Of course there was a fair share of adults picking or scooping up the eggs, oh my!
We then headed for the long line so we could trade our empty eggs in for some candy!

After we made the swap we headed home!

And we instantly “needed” a piece as soon as we reached the car. We didn’t mind, it made for a quiet ride home. 

Looking at these pictures brightens my mood a bit. Plus daddy is working a short week, only 3 days. We have an exciting, busy long weekend planned! Hopefully this cold won’t last long and we will have some better weather for it.

How was your weekend? 

Did you hunt any eggs?

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