Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Holy Saturday in Pictures

So grateful to have help in the kitchen!
Making their annual Chocolate Nests for Easter

The beginnings of another AIP Raspberry Cake!

Our oldest son helped make the Scalloped Potatoes this year!
Taking a break from baking to fill Easter eggs for tomorrow's hunt! 🐤🐣🐥 
Who will find the golden egg this year? ✨ #EasterEggHunt #GoldenEgg
Baking Paska {Recipe: Basic Paska for Easter}
All ready for the oven!

While the Paska was baking we molded another little Easter Lamb out of butter!

Every year (at least for the last four years) I have said "Next year we will definitely make a new Paschal Candle!"
... and every year I end up scraping off the last digit of the year and reshaping it into the next number.
Good thing this has been such a slow burning candle! #paschalcandle #2012to2017 #nextyearforsure
{Details and directions can be found here: Creating Our Paschal Candle}

My parents celebrated their 40th Anniversary on Easter Sunday this year so I offered to host the party at our home, despite all of my pregnancy challenges. Between our trip to the coast and Redwoods last Sunday-Monday, working most of Tuesday-Wednesday combined with keeping up with our school week, and out-of-state friends visiting Thursday-Friday I hadn't had any time to prepare ahead of time this year. I finally made it to Costco and the grocery store late Friday evening and was so grateful to have help in the kitchen on Holy Saturday! Some of our children started coming down sick on Easter Sunday, but we still had such a nice day and I'll be back with more pictures soon. Happy Easter!


  1. Isn't it wonderful to have teens that enjoy cooking and baking?! Happy Easter!

    2017-04-20 12:57:28

    1. It really is! Especially this particular pregnancy! :) Happy Easter to you too!

      2017-04-20 13:52:56

  2. The girls are so beautiful and I love their aprons! Happy and blessed Easter!! Hope everyone feels better soon. God bless, Sarah

    2017-04-20 15:22:06

    1. Thank you, Sarah! I have a feeling that the cough may linger for awhile, but for the most part they are feeling much better... Just in time for today's birthday! One of the girls turned 12 today and requested a "Narnia" theme. :)
      2017-04-20 18:23:40

  3. Oh Jessica how do you do so much in your delicate condition!!! You are inspiring! So happy for you that your older children are so helpful...Such a blessing they are. Your Paska are such beautiful works of art and I am sure were so delicious with the precious Easter butter Lamb..Lovely post. May you and your family be blessed with a beautiful Easter Season.

    2017-04-20 16:39:56

  4. Jessica everything looks so pretty and inviting. i love the lamb. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHIQUITA Marion

    2017-04-20 23:09:26

  5. What a nice post. Everything looks so inviting and appealing. You always make everything so special. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHIQUITA. God Bless. Marilyn

    2017-04-20 23:17:57

  6. I meant to get my Narnia birthday post done for you to see, since you had previously mentioned an upcoming Narnia theme. Today was my first post, though, since our littlest was born. Glad to hear all is going well; you and your lovely family are in our prayers!

    2017-04-21 12:36:38


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