The Macs

Monday, April 25, 2011

remembering easter {2011}

Remembering a new tradition of opening Resurrection Eggs each night leading up to Easter. 
Your daddy and I loved telling you the story of Easter and how much Jesus loves you.

Remembering a quick photo with your cousins after church.

Remembering our first year to host Easter dinner.

Remembering how much I love decorating for a party. So fun.

Remembering friends and family that gathered around our table.

Remembering how we sang together and rejoiced that Christ is Risen!

Remembering our growing family and missing our sweet little girl. 
Wondering what it is like for Cora to be celebrating Easter in heaven with Jesus--
I can only imagine how truly awesome it is!

Remembering that you had no idea that we were supposed to have an Easter egg hunt. 
You were happy just playing with the empty plastic eggs.

Remembering you throwing your eggs in your basket. 
You threw them over and over again.

Remembering the Easter hugs and kisses from a sweet little boy.

Remembering how special it was that my grandpa was out of the hospital and able to join us for dinner.

Remembering your cute red Easter shirt and what a blessed Easter it was.

**Words inspired by Ali Edward's post.


Blogger Merrill said...

Looks like a happy Easter day was had by all! LOVE that last picture of Levi! SO stinkin' cute!

April 25, 2011 at 4:05 PM  
Blogger Disney Freak said...

Your table setting was beautiful!!! Adorable pictures as usual! Glad you had a good Easter

April 25, 2011 at 4:11 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

LOVED this post. There is just something to be said about savoring every moment our Lord gives us. He is so good!

I'd love to see more pictures of your house, Jess! From what I've seen so far it seems like we have similar styles. I'd love to get some inspiration! Future blog post? :)

April 25, 2011 at 4:15 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

Jess, your table looked gorgeous. I love it. It looks like it was a special and meaningful time together. Love the pictures of Levi.(I was sad I didn't get to see you guys at church, so I suppose these pictures will do!)

April 25, 2011 at 4:15 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

What a beautiful post from a beautiful family! Happy Easter to your family, and all the awesomeness that it means. :) God bless.

April 25, 2011 at 4:27 PM  
Blogger Heather @ Life Made Lovely said...

that last photo is too sweet!
i think Easter in heaven is the celebration of all time.

April 25, 2011 at 4:35 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Beautiful post! Love your growing baby bump! Love the thought of Cora celebrating Easter in heaven! Beautiful!

April 25, 2011 at 5:05 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...


April 25, 2011 at 7:10 PM  
Blogger Linda said...


April 25, 2011 at 7:11 PM  
Blogger The Schilling's from Cimarron said...

ahhhh what a sweet Easter with your family! Levi is getting so big! Miss you! and you also look adorable with that little belly! Hugs to all!


April 25, 2011 at 7:54 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Love the pictures. Glad you had a great Easter.

April 25, 2011 at 8:43 PM  
Blogger Givinya De Elba said...

Jess, watch out, you might make me cry.

This Easter, I seem to have stumbled across a few blogs where atheist families have scoffed at the faith their dear children have learned from their schools (church schools they presumably enrolled the children in!), not to mention the sarcastic and hateful comments from atheists in response to news articles on our local Christian festival that was rained out this year coupled with so much misinformation ... It's all been really upsetting me.

To come here and see you and Joel teaching your beautiful boy about the truth of Jesus is a breath of fresh air. Thankyou so much.

April 25, 2011 at 8:45 PM  
Anonymous Amy G said...

Jess, you inspire me every day. Levi is such a handsome little guy, and I LOVE the picture of you guys with your baby belly! =) Thank you for sharing your faith continually. To continually praise God after the loss of Cora says so much about you.

Thank you for being you!

April 25, 2011 at 9:14 PM  
Blogger katherine said...

Happy Easter! Praise the risen Lord!

P.S. Your table looked beautiful and Levi looks adorable!

April 25, 2011 at 9:59 PM  
Blogger Stef said...

Loved this post, Jess!!
Looks like you had a blessed Easter.
Love the pregnant tummy :)

April 25, 2011 at 10:12 PM  
Blogger Mindy Harris said...

adorable pics, jess! your house is so cute. are you kidding me on the easter decor? i need ideas for story's 1st b-day--it's donuts and doilies! :-)
your baby bump is too cute! you are beautiful.

April 25, 2011 at 11:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jess, you look beautiful! Blessings to you!

April 25, 2011 at 11:11 PM  
Blogger Amy J said...

Beautiful pics,Jess... It was so good to see you guys and catch up a bit! It was fun to meet little Levi in person! He's adorable :)

April 26, 2011 at 12:13 AM  
Blogger Happy walker said...

nice blog... visited here with a smile, take care always... feel free to visits me back at (A Growing Teenager Diary)... thanks ~~~

April 26, 2011 at 3:10 AM  
Blogger Blessedbymany said...

Your amazing in everything you do and even though i only know you from this blog,you are beautiful inside and out.

April 26, 2011 at 9:07 AM  
Anonymous Erin said...

Beautiful pictures... your home is lovely! How about a post with a house tour???!!! I love your style!

April 26, 2011 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

AHHHH! Look at your baby bump! So cute! Easter blessings year round to you all!

April 26, 2011 at 1:20 PM  
Blogger The Moffats said...

Such great pictures. So happy your grandpa was able to join you guys. What a sweet and memorable Easter! Wishing so much Cora was in that family picture and hunting for eggs right alongside her brother :( But her Easter had to have been AMAZING!!! Loved seeing the shelf in the dining room with the kiddos pics. Sending our love and hugs.

April 26, 2011 at 3:51 PM  
Blogger Tricia said...

Your Easter celebration looks simply perfect. And Levi is beyond adorable. It's amazing how he has grown. That smile just melts the heart. I love your table setting. I would have never have thought of putting the flatware together like that. So cute and perfect.

April 26, 2011 at 8:25 PM  
Blogger meg duerksen said...

i love your table!
it's just right.

levi looks like he's quite mischievious in that last photo....

April 27, 2011 at 11:28 AM  
Blogger 2 little monkeys said...

So beautiful! I sent a personal email a few days ago expressing my thoughts and prayers for your family. Wish you the best!!!

April 27, 2011 at 2:10 PM  
Blogger kristin said...

So glad you all had a blessed Easter.

I, too, would love to see more of your home, love your style and what you do. Very creative ideas. Please, please do a tour.

April 29, 2011 at 3:07 PM  

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