we spent the entire day before easter walking around town with friends, picking up trash and listening to music, picnicking, then hanging out at mother road and ordering fancy pizzas to be delivered. it was such a great day but because of it we didn't get to dye our eggs with the vegetables i'd prepared. i was stressing about it the night before as we all got home exhausted but luke reminded me that we'd had such an amazing community day to be thankful for because of the fact that we didn't rush home for an egg dying extravaganza. he was so right. i have gotten pretty good at saying no in general, but i am learning i need to say no to myself and all my ideas more often.
we had a lovely easter, with most importantly many stories and conversations of Jesus, an egg hunt with hard boiled natural eggs under a blossoming apple tree, and a brunch of green chiles, ham and eggs, and lemon rolls with cream cheese. i am thankful.