Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter Lessons

I hope you all had a great weekend. We celebrated Easter by leading two people to the Lord on visitation Saturday morning. We also had great services at church, with sermons on how the empty tomb affected others, and the different responses of people to the Crucifixion. It was interesting to note that, while the high priest was questioning Jesus, he rent his clothing when he declared that Jesus was blaspheming. Priests' garments were holy and were never to be rent or torn. When the high priest tore his clothing, he actually disqualified himself from the priesthood, thus leaving the way open for Jesus to become our High Priest by offering one sacrifice for all sin forever.

We also had great music, including a solo from one of Matt's friends that's visiting from school. This friend sang, "Then Came the Morning", one of my favorite songs.

Along with the major importance of the Resurrection, we also had some fun and enjoyment and learned a few minor lessons this weekend.

Lesson #1: The kitchen is still not a place where I exhibit great skill. We had a delicious meal, but I broke four fingernails and cut myself twice trying to prepare the food. I need a cook.

Lesson #2: You can actually burn baked beans in the crockpot. After that, they can be hidden in the microwave while you serve the rest of dinner. But one of the boys will ask about them, and then later they will discover the discarded dish in the microwave when they're cleaning up.

Lesson #3: Sunscreen works well, but only if you use it.

Lesson #4: Sunscreen will only work where you use it. 

Our boys were sunburned on Friday after going out on the boat. I gave them all sunscreen, but most of them ignored it. Joel put it on haphazardly, giving himself a weird, striped zebra sunburn. Paul and Nicky were both painfully red.

Today, the guys all went fishing and swimming in the ocean. Again they mostly ignored the sunscreen. They're all lobsters now. Nicky put sunscreen on his face, but he missed the sides of his face, so he has a white streak down the middle and sunburn on either side. Joel missed the area under his eyes, so his face is white except for deep red marks under the eyes. He now looks like a zombie child. I'd show you pictures, but they all fell asleep while I was charging the battery to my camera. I'll have to post zombie pictures later.

In spite of the pain and suffering, a good time was had by all. So how was your weekend?


  1. My daughter showed me a picture this weekend of a friend of hers (a boy) who wiped sunscreen on his back himself and ended up with a perfect giant heart shape in the middle of his back. Seriously-it looks like someone did it on purpose but its just the way he wiped his hands.

    We had a wonderful Easter. Not ready to be back to real life just yet but there is laundry calling my name. Sigh.

  2. I had a wretched migraine on Easter and went to bed right after lunch. It was a nice day though. So glad you had a good weekend, despite the sunburn and burned beans. Don't feel bad, I have some REALLY BAD kitchen days too. Praise God for two souls on Sat!


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