Naked is cool...so is fat.
Today was tons of fun! Paul's brother and sister, Marc and Monique, came over to visit and spend Easter with us. Paul's mom and dad are in Africa on a mission trip, so we asked Marc and Monique to spend the holiday with us. I was SOOO excited to put Belle in her adorable dress (that my sister in law, Stacy, got at the Carter's outlet for $3!!), and to put on her headband and booties. Oh, she was so stinking cute.
Church was fabulous and I was reminded just how much Christ has done for me. It's sad that I have to be reminded of this at Easter rather than celebrating His sacrifice this everyday. It's hard for me to do this each day, but I know I must. I know I would die for Belle, and I understand the sacrifice He gave. Although, Christ suffered IMMENSELY, and I can only stand in awe of what He did for me. Seriously, I am a HUGE sinner, and I know I disappoint God daily. Thank goodness that I am set free by Jesus and the life He gave.
Anyway, after church we headed to my parent's place in Kalamazoo and hung out with the family. Can't beat steak, cheesy potatoes, green bean casserole, rolls, and chicken. Seriously, we are SO Dutch. Belle seemed to enjoy her first Easter, and I thoroughly enjoyed how cute she looked in her dress.
I am one blessed woman and I thank God for what He has given to me. I am by no means perfect (I cuss when I'm mad, I take my anger out on my husband at times, I avoid cleaning my house, I would like to lose 10 lbs, insecurities can get the best of me, etc, etc, etc), but God has sure given me much to be thankful for. Paul is a fabulous husband and Belle is my favorite ever (although I might think differently when she is 16 and has the same sassy attitude I had with my mother at that age).
Happy Easter, ya'll!