The celebration of Jesus' resurrection can be so easily forgotten amidst Easter Bunnies, chocolate eggs, and new dress clothes, but we do our best to trudge through the commercialism and end up on the other side, so very grateful for what God has done for us. Also thankful that the holiday will pass and all that chocolate will soon be on clearance...yum.
Easter really snuck up on me. It always does. With Choir practices and several parties to attend, there was no time to find new Easter clothes for Steve and me this year. And ya know...I was totally ok with that. The weather has been so nice here. I typically wait as long as possible to get out my summer wardrobe because in Minnesota, you just never know when the last snow will be. March is often our snowiest month, but this year, not a flake. Fingers crossed that the wardrobe transition doesn't prove premature.
In the summer clothes that I had stored away for winter, I found this dress that had been purchased at Herberger's last fall for about 95% off. It was the perfect little frock for Easter Sunday. Steve apparently lost some weight over the winter (how?) and found that he once again fit into the suit he wore for our wedding nearly 4 years ago. We didn't spend a dime on Easter anything this year. I'm quite proud of us.
In other weekend news, I got a new phone. An iphone, to be exact. My old Motorola Razor started acting up Friday night and by Saturday, I had a fabulous new toy. It was painful for me to spend the money on an electronic device (do you know how many pairs of shoes I could get for that!?), but it's already been well-worth the price to have the internet and all sorts of handy applications right at my fingertips.
I hope you all had as nice of a holiday weekend as I did.
Dress: Liz Claiborne via Herbergers
Sweater: Old Navy, thifted via Valu Thrift
Flower Pin: ?