I haven’t updated my blog in a few days, and since the obviously-not-as-fascinating-to-others-as-it-was-to-me hamster post didn’t seem to pique anyone’s interest, I will try to write about something less obscure. I went home for Easter weekend to go to one of my best friends from high school’s wedding shower on Saturday. My brother and his girlfriend were going home too, so we made a roadtrip out of it and had fun driving down & back together.

It was fun to see all my girlfriends from high school (whom Craig graciously hangs out with when I’m home, even though we end up talking about high school 75% of the time), and never to be outdone on a holiday by anyone, my best friend’s mom organized an extensive Easter egg hunt complete with lottery tickets inside several eggs. (I won a grand total of $2.) We also dyed about 36 eggs (and my fingertips). Note: the “speckled” eggs do not turn out speckled. Especially if you use red. They end up looking like what would happen if Lady Gaga turned into an egg after her performance of “Paparazzi” on the VMA’s that time.

“Terry bunny” (read: mom) came to see us and gave us Chaco flip flops (yay), and we ate lots o’ turkey. Which is pretty much one of my top 5 favorite foods.

One of my favorite parts, though, was listening to Craig read out loud the Easter story and some other verses that talk about redemption through Christ’s resurrection on the night before Easter. It really gave me a sense of anticipation to celebrate the resurrection the next day. Reading the crucifixion and the time before the resurrection creates such a pit in my stomach, making me want to skip it and get to the resurrection. But I know it was all necessary for our redemption, and when the resurrection is finally here, it makes me celebrate all the more in my heart.

Anyway. Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!

P.S. I am so thankful for God’s protection throughout all these crazy storms, and I am super ready for summer to come so that the craziness will cease. It seems like all I do lately is watch the weather radar! Maybe that’s because I check it like every 5 minutes. But still. Come onnnn, summer.