Friday, April 30, 2010

My First REALLY Successful CVS Shop

I finally got to go shopping yesterday. I usually enjoy shopping, except when I have to take the kids, and except that I have to spend money. But I get really excited when I can save a lot of money, and pay under a $1 for things, or better yet, get them for free.

I started using coupons about a year ago, and it's taken me a while to get my flow. I always read on these sites about these women who never paid for toothbrushes or soap, and only paid mere cents for diaper wipes. I thought "Man, I want to be one of those people!" I've made plenty of "coupon mistakes" and spent way more than I wanted to sometimes. But I was really excited when I was able to do a shop at Bigg's one day when they were having a triple/double coupons extravaganza and I paid $125 for over $250 worth of groceries. I knew at that point that I was hooked!

Then I started trying to figure out the CVS and Walgreens games. To be honest, they really confused me at first, and I made lots of "mistakes" while learning to shop at CVS and Walgreens, but last night I felt like I might just have this thing. Now some people may look at this and say, man I would have saved more of those Extra Bucks for something else, but this was really cool to me!

(Coupon abbreviations used below are: MFC-manufacturers coupon, ECB-Extra Care Bucks, OOP-out of pocket)

 So this is my CVS trip. My first purchase was:
2 Puffs Plus with Lotion 2/$3 used 1 $1 MFC and 1 $.50 MFC making them 2/$1.50 or $.75 each
1 U by Kotex liners $4.99 used 1 $1 MFC and received $1 ECB making them $2.99
1 Colgate Proclinical $3.99 and received $1 ECB
1 Prevacid 28 count $18.99 used $4 MFC and received $4 ECB making it $10.99
2 Oral B Advantage toothbrushes used B1G1 coupon and received $2 ECB (got these 2/$.99 after ECB)
1 Palmolive dish soap $.88 used $.75 MFC making it $.13
So I paid $29.86 OOP and received $9 ECB which made it like paying $20.86.

For my next purchase I got a pack of Pampers Cruisers. (We REALLY needed diapers!) CVS had them for $8.49. I used a $2 MFC, a $2 ECB and a $4 ECB leaving $1 to paid OOP. But I received $1 ECB for buying the Pampers, which made them FREE! Yea!!!! I got FREE diapers!!!!

Then I bought another pack at $8.49. I used another $2 MFC, 2 $1 ECB and a $2 ECB and paid $3.00 OOP. But I received another $1 ECB so I got the second pack of diapers for $2!!! So in the end I paid $2 for 2 packs of Pampers Cruisers! I was soooo excited! I feel like I finally might have this coupon thing down!  And I have $1 in ECB to start me off next week at CVS! Yea!!!

I also had a very successful run to Kroger. I'm lucky that our Kroger stores double every coupon under $1 all the time. We don't have to wait for a special double coupon sale. That's just how it is. I believe our Remke's (an independent grocer) and Meijer stores do to. I understand that's not the case around the whole country so I feel very lucky! Kroger had some great sales this week and a lot of my deals I got without even needing a coupon, just my Kroger Plus Card.

My Kroger trip: 2 Dawn Hand Renewal soap $1.49 each used 2 $.50 MFC doubled so I got these for $.49 each. (YEA!!!!)
Craisins $1
2 Betty Crocker cake mix $1each
2 Betty Crocker icing $1.49 each used 2 $.25 MFC doubled so I got these for $.99 each.
2 blackberries $1 each
Huggies Diaper Wipes $1.59 used $.50 MFC doubled so I got these for $.59 (YEA!!!!)
Frosted Mini Wheats $2.50 used $.75 MFC doubled so I got this for $1.50 (YEA!!!!)
Not pictured- the two free boxes of Ritz crackers for buying 3 Coke products.

I bought a lot of other things too but these were the deals I was most excited about! I hope I'll be able to share more deals with you soon since I'm on fire!!!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


FOR TODAY, April 27, 2010

Outside my's dark, because I'm just getting to sit down at 9:19 pm to write this! It's been one of those days, ya know?!?! And it's cold...what happened to it being the end of April? I think Mother Nature missed the memo here!

I am thinking...about my shopping trip tomorrow and the routine that I need to be starting with the kids. I've never been a routine person, but my kids need one desperately so we're going to dive in!

I am thankful for...good friends that I got to spend time with this weekend while Steven was on his CRHP retreat! We had a pajama party and watched Twilight and just acted girly (even though most of are pushing or have already pushed 30!!!!) It was so much fun and I'm thankful these women have been brought into my life!

From the learning rooms...I've been a real slacker lately so it's a good thing this year doesn't really "count" (as far as our state is concerned!) We've really just been mainly focusing on reading every day and letting them explore. I guess we're doing more "unschooling" right now than anything else!

From the kitchen...we had pinto beans and ham and cornbread for dinner.

I am wearing...jeans and a long sleeve pink t shirt. I can't wait to get into my jammies!

I am shopping list and getting together my coupons.

I am a meeting tomorrow night and then shopping.

I am reading...nothing. I need to make a library run!

I am hoping...that it warms up soon so that we can get back outside. This being shut in because of rain and cold is getting really old!!!

I am hearing...The Disney Channel movie "Star Struck". It's cute, and I can still say this after seeing it 50 times!

Around the house...It's getting better and better. Our room is now organized (even the closet!) and I'm moving to the master bath next. It's starting to feel like I'm finally getting in control of the chaos and clutter! And that feels good!!!

One of my favorite things...hearing my baby giggle at things his brother and sister do. It's so precious to see their relationships growing.

A few plans for the rest of the week:
1) meeting and shopping tomorrow
2) book club at our house Friday night
3) the kids Sunday school closing on Sunday

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...we're working on plans to go to Washington DC to visit my brother Christopher over the fourth of July holiday. We're going to stay a few days and then go here..Assateague Island in Maryland. We've been here once before and it is soooo gorgeous. I am so excited about going to the beach, it's about 5 years since we went to the beach. It's time to go again and I can't wait!

Have a great week! Check out more daybooks at The Simple Woman's Daybook.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Welcome to Friday Family Fun Night!

Today is our first Friday Family Fun Night post! I am really excited about this because I know that I really love to learn from others and coming up with fun and interesting things to do for family night gets harder and harder sometimes! In our home we try to do a weekly family night with our kids. I say we try because we are definitely not perfect in doing this. I have my weeks where it's just too much "work" to get together something to do. Or if the kids have been bickering and fighting all day the last thing in the world that I want to do is listen to them bicker and fight all through family night, so I have been known to cancel it (although my husband doesn't agree with doing this so I might have to reconsider this in the future :P )

So, for our first Friday Family Fun Night post what I want to know from you is: 1) Do you currently hold a weekly family night with your family? And if you do, do you follow a regular schedule? Do you have it on a certain day of the week? Do you follow a certain format (ie, open with a song and a prayer and a scripture, do you light a family candle? Do you have a lesson and an activity? Or do you have family game night or a family outing?

And 2) If you don't currently hold a family night with your family what would you want it to look like if you started? Is there any particular reason that you want to start having a regular family night? What are some of the things that you are hoping to teach your children during these special times together?

So, as for our family, we try to do family night every Thursday night. And we kind of go back and forth with our "routine" of how we do things. Some weeks we know that there is something we want to have a lesson on. For example, lately we've been having problems with hitting and name calling, so for next week I'm planning a lesson on showing love in our home and how hurtful things like hitting and name calling are to the love and spirit of our home. Then there are weeks when I just want to to do something fun. For example, this weekend is going to be a CRAZY weekend, so I just wanted to spend some time with my husband and my kids before we were all pulled a million different directions. So we went out to eat at Frisch's Big Boy and then went to the park to run around on the play equipment and swing on the swings. It was a lot of fun, and we got through the whole evening with almost no fighting (which is a HUGE accomplishment!!!)

Those weeks where we do have a lesson planned we follow an outline...To begin we light a family candle that we made at a family night a while back. Then we open with a prayer, a song and a scripture reading that goes along with the topic that we are discussing. We usually try to keep the lesson short (10-15 minutes at the absolute max, but our kids are 5, 3 and 9 months so attention spans are very short!!!) After the lesson I try to have a craft or a game that we can play to try to reinforce what we were learning and then we close with a prayer, and the kids' favorite, a snack!

So this is our first link up. In the weeks to come I hope to  have posts with activities for certain holidays or special events, just "regular" ideas for those "ordinary" times and I really help that we can help each brainstorm and become each others accountability in this area of our lives.

Please note: While having a regular family night is a premise for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, you do not need to be Mormon to participate in this meme. Other religions (and non-religious organizations) also see the importance in having a regular time that we spend together with our families. Do not feel the need to edit your posts or lessons because you think you will offend someone. That you are teaching your children your values and what is important to you is the most important thing. Another thing to remember is that couples without children (either who have not yet had any, or whose children have all grown up) are still a family. You can do things with your spouse to help keep your special relationship with each other strong. So feel free to link up too, you may help another couple out there find fun things to do!'s time to link up! I am so excited!! And I can't wait to see what we can share with each during this journey!

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Since I'm still kind of new to this blogging thing, I need some help from some of you seasoned bloggers! I am starting a new meme, which will be up and running this Friday (YEA!!!) The thing is, I want one of those cool buttons that people can put at the top of their posts or on their blog for others to find the meme to join in on all the fun! (You know like Org Junkie has for Menu Plan Monday or The Simple Woman has for the Simple Woman's Daybook) But I have no idea how to do this! So if someone could please let me know where to go to make one of these cool buttons I'd really appreciate it! Thanks!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Last Night

Last night was one of "those" nights. You know what I'm talking about. It was a night, following a day that had been less than stellar. And this day had followed a few weeks that had been less than stellar. I've been having a hard time getting motivated, doing more than "the bare minimum". I've really felt like I'm just going through the motions, and missing out on a lot.

I made dinner, and cooked the pork chops too long so they were tough and really not edible. At least I didn't think they were.  The kids wouldn't eat, at all, not the pork (which I don't really blame them for!!!), not the corn or the potato patties. Nothing but pineapple! (I mean, who doesn't love pineapple!?!?!) Since they weren't eating we threatened to not go on our family walk that we'd been planning. They finally ate (mostly) and we prepared to go on our walk. Brianna, in a 5 year old fit of glory, decided she wanted to be pushed in the stroller and stood in the driveway throwing her melt down for everyone to witness. So I grabbed her by the arm and took her inside, telling the boys to enjoy their walk. I put her in her room, and put the garbage can next to her since she inevitably makes herself throw up when she gets really upset! (And yes, she did with this fit as well!)

When the boys got home we did our Bible devotional time and then were saying prayers. We went around for each of the kids to say what they were thankful for that day. Bri looked up at me, leaned her head on my shoulder and said "God, thank you for my mommy!" Well, I lost it. Having felt like an awful mommy for a few hours (days, weeks...) and having just heard her scream as she had marched up the stairs earlier "I wish you weren't my mommy!" it truly made my heart melt!

After the kids were put into bed I was laying there fighting back the tears, willing them to just go away. Steven wrapped his arms around me and asked me what was the matter. Well, I lost it again and it all started pouring out! How I felt like I was constantly screwing up, I didn't feel like I was enjoying the kids as much as I should be, was I doing the right thing by trying to homeschool Bri? She's so percocious and strong willed. Will I break her because I just can't let go and let her go to school like a big girl? (Now mind you, I know why we are choosing to homeschool and I'll share that later, but when you're emotional it's hard to be rational!!!!) And I just kept going and going. He listened and then helped me brainstorm some ways that I might be able to change how I was feeling. We brainstormed some jobs we could start giving the kids so that I wouldn't be so overwhelmed trying to keep up with the house. We talked about a routine that we need to start implementing to give the days a definite flow and purpose (right now it's kind of helter skelter around here!). And more importantly he told me that I was doing a great job, and that he knew he didn't have to worry about their education because they are getting the best teacher in the world!

So, even though it was "one of those nights", I felt like maybe I should have them more often! I mean, it made him say "And if you're feeling overwhelmed just say 'Honey, I need you to do the kitchen, or the laundry, or whatever it may be! And I'll do it!' " Hmmm...maybe I should have these break downs more often! Just kidding! But I think the lesson here is don't keep it bottled up! If you're feeling less than stellar, less than perfect (and who isn't) and you're just having "one of those days/nights" go ahead and have it! And let your husband know how you're feeling! Chances are he doesn't have a clue, and he might have some really good ideas that you've never thought of before!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


FOR TODAY, April 13, 2010

Outside my is beautiful and sunny and oh, I love spring!

I am thinking...that it's nice to have a week where we don't have to do a lot of running. It seems like lately we've been running a lot and the only thing we have this week is a well baby appointment tomorrow for Micah and a meeting tomorrow night for Steven. Whatever will we do with all this free time? Well, if the weather holds up we'll be outside a lot! Yea!

I am thankful for...the chance I have to be on another Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) retreat team. My last opportunity to do this was awesome, and I LOVE this new group of women that I'll be with so I'm very excited about it!

From the learning the kids just did some discovery play. Bri didn't really want to "do school" but then she and Jonah got out the all about letters and numbers and measurements workbooks that they have and "played" school. Sometimes those days are even better than real school days because they don't actually realize all that they are learning!

From the kitchen...well, it was supposed to be a pork tenderloin in the crock pot, but I took it out yesterday to thaw and then...left it out ALL night in the sink so it was no good this morning! So now I get to find something else! Yea! (insert sarcasm here..and anger that $6.59 just went into the garbage! GRRR!!!!)

I am blue lounge pants and a light blue t-shirt.

I am creating...this blog post, and that's about as creative as it's going to get today I think. Unless I get to pull out the Cricut and work on something that I need to start.

I am where and it's wonderful!!!!

I am reading...Twilight, but only for the second time. You see, even with my major Twilight obsession after I read the first book I wanted everyone else I knew to read it, and well, I never got it back! So I went out the other day and bought another copy and I'm reading it again! (And totally loving it again! Stephanie Meyer, you are a genius!!!)

I am hoping...that I can find a way to help tame my little guy. Jonah has become such a force to be reckoned with! He is hitting and punching and screaming at everyone! Which is really frustrating and weird. It's not like he comes from an abusive home where we're always hitting and punching and screaming, but somewhere he learned to do them, and do them well! So now I'm praying for guidance to figure out what I can do to help remedy this behavior before someone gets hurt!

I am hearing...a baby rolling on the floor blowing raspberries! And occasionally squealing! It's precious! (Except for the squealing because he squeals like a girl!!!)

Around the house...things are looking relatively put together. I need to clean out the fridge, which I will be doing once I post this and link it up. But other than, it's been an OK week so far!

One of my favorite things...Watching my kiddos play on the swing set. My mom got them a swing set last summer and they love to be outside playing on it! It's so fun to watch their childish enthusiasm..and it's catching too because you just can't help but to answer their pleas of "Mommy, come push me!" and "Mommy, catch me!"

A few plans for the rest of the week:
1) Micah's well baby visit tomorrow (and nine month shots! YIKES!!!)
2) just enjoying the great weather!

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...Friday night Steven and I went to the cast party for the Drama club. It was sooo much fun! They divided us into 6 teams and each team was given the theme of a past show. Our team got the show "A Knight to Remember", which obviously was a medieval show. So this was the "set" we put together. Pretty cool huh (especially for one meeting to make it, which I couldn't attend. My contribution to this was the red table cloth and the gold runner!!!) The second picture is me with my team. We had to choose a scene from the show and we decided to do a song and dance called "Joust" which is to the song "Shout". It was a blast and we had so much fun! I'm so glad I joined the drama club and got back on the stage again. I didn't realize that I missed it as bad as I did until I got up there again! It's like a drug, but a good one!

 Have a great week day! Find more Daybooks here at The Simple Woman's Daybook.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Kids and Allergies

photo from Google Images

I don't know about you but we are experiencing horrible seasonal allergies in our house. In fact, experts are saying this is the worst allergy season in 27 years! Brianna has been suffering for awhile now, and I finally got her on some Claritin to help treat the itchy/watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, etc. I'm going to do a through cleaning of her room this week, dusting, vaccuming, washing comforters and curtains, etc. Hopefully these things can help give her some relief!

Did you know that kids with eczema are more prone to allergies than kids who don't have the annoying skin disease? Brianna and Jonah both suffer from eczema and so it really isn't surprising to me that they both have rough springs and falls. We have found that Eucerine Calming Cream is one of the best ways to soothe their eczema flair ups, but everyone responds differently, so if your child is suffering from eczema make sure you talk to your pediatrician about the best course of treatment for them!

I found this great article at Safe Home Happy Mom about kids and allergies. If you're experiencing this at your house stop by and read this article. You can find it here.  I found this site on the Ultimate Blog Party sponsored by 5 Minutes for Mom and it is a wealth of great information, so make sure you check it out!

I haven't posted much this weekend because I've been having so much fun with the party! And now, thanks to the party I have 14 followers as of this post! Thank you guys so much for signing up to follow me! I'm very excited to get to know you guys better! If you've been reading for a while now sign up to follow me on Google Friend connect on my sidebar! I'll be sharing with you some of the awesome blogs that I have found once the party wraps up on Friday the 16th. And I'll post before that about something else...I just don't know what that will be yet! Have a blessed week!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Welcome to Blessings Abundant

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Hi ya'll! And welcome to Kentucky, well at least via cyberworld! I'm so glad that you've stopped by, especially those of you coming from the Ultimate Blog Party 2010, sponsored by 5 Minutes for Mom! And to my "regular" readers, I'm glad to see you too :P For those of you joining me for the first time my name is Kari and I am a SAHM in the beautiful state of Kentucky. My family and I have lived here for 20 years (we moved here when I was 8, so you can do the math and figure out how old I am! :) ) and I love living here! My husband, Steven and I got married in 2003 and have since had 3 amazingly beautiful and high energy children...
Brianna who is 5
Jonah who is 3 
and Micah who is 9 months old as of the writing of this post
I started this blog to help me count the many blessings that God gives me on a daily basis, hence the name Blessings Abundant. As I continued to write on it, this blog became my journal, helping me keep track of the special memories we were creating with our family.

I tend to write about a little bit of everything: religion (we are Catholic, but don't hold it against me! :p ), politics (I guess I can safely tell you that I'm a Republican, I did NOT vote for President Obama, but I DO pray for his guidance over this country every day!), homeschooling (we are finishing up our first year of homeschooling with our little Princess and have really loved it...even the rough days!), homemaking (I'm always learning new ways to keep my house in order and clean, which is sometimes a lost cause :) ), crafting (I got a Cruicut Expressions machine for Christmas and I am in LOVE!!!), my obsession for Twilight (Team EDWARD!!!!! Although I truly understand the weakness for this
and a little bit of anything else that I might want to write about! Whatever stricks my fancy, well, that's what you get that day!

I also like to participate in meme's like The Simple Woman's Daybook and Menu Plan Monday (although it's been FOREVER since I posted a menu plan!)  But even more than writing on my blog, I love to find new blogs that I never knew existed before! I find it so fun to learn from others and see how they run their families and their homes! It's inspiring to me to see so many awesome women (and men, although I don't read a lot of blogs written by men, no offense guys, I just haven't found very many that interest me!!) out there making a difference in their homes and their communities!

So, why should you continue to come back to read my blog? Well, aside from the adorable kids I showed you earlier (isn't that reason enough?) I'm interested in starting my own meme called Friday Family Fun to give families the opportunity to share what they are doing to build up their family relationships.We try to hold a weekly family night with our children. Sometimes we are learning important lessons (we've talked about reverence in church and obeying our parents) and sometimes we just have fun (like family game night and camping "out" in the living room.) It's not about what you're doing, just as long as you're trying to build those really important relationships and teaching the lessons that you value the most to your children. Who knows...what you're doing may inspire someone to do something similar with their family! So, if you're interested please leave a comment and let me know. And also leave a way for me to contact you so I can let you know when the first Mr. Linky goes up!

Well, I hope you enjoyed stopping by. I know it was rather wordy (but you might as well get used to that, as well as my obsessive use of exclamation points!!!!) I hope to see you back here as we continue to recognize how the Lord keeps abundantly blessing our lives! And now, a parting shot:

 Don't ya just want to squeeze those cheeks!?!?!

Ya'll come back now ya hear?!?!?! Bye for now!

You're still here? Great because I forgot one key point to this see, when you participate in The Ultimate Blog Party you have the chance to win some fabulous prizes. Well, we're supposed to list the prizes we want the most in case we win (oh,oh, pick me! Pick me!!) So, if I were to win one of the prizes here are my top 3:
#1: Itty Bitty Bookworm curriculum for a 3-5 year old provided by The Itty Bitty Bookworm (since I'll be starting preschool with Jonah next year and I LOVE this curriculum!!! It's awesome!)
#2: a custom made tutu from Sweet Patootie's for my precious Bri who LOVES ballet!
#3:Buds to Bloom Photo Tile Necklace provided by Lisa Laverty at Elemental Memories because I love to show off my kiddos!

And if all of these are already gone I also really like prize #11, 18, 27, 36, 39 and 40 (way cool!!!), 75, and 83 from the US list. As you can tell, I really like all the prizes so I'd really be happy with ANYTHING!!! (But I REALLY want that Itty Bitty Bookworm curriculum!!!)

OK, that's all! You can leave now! What are you still doing here?!?! Get back to the party! Bye! (But come back soon!!!!)

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

***Insert party music here ***

I've never heard about the Ultimate Blog Party, but I recently started seeing banners posted all over the place so I finally clicked on one and was taken to 5 Minutes for Mom. It is a way cool site that I really enjoyed surfing around on for a while! And while I was there I decided "Hey, why not participate this year?" so I'm gonna! I hope you'll join the party too! (Cause there are some AWESOME prizes up for grabs! And who doesn't like free stuff?!?!? Did I mention that you don't have to be a blogger to win prizes?!?! How cool is that?!?!?!) Head on over to 5 Minutes for Mom to learn about all the details. I hope to "see" you at the party!!!!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


FOR TODAY, April 6, 2010

Outside my window...beautiful blue skies and lots and lots of wind!!!

I am thinking...about how excited I am to go out to dinner tonight for my birthday!

I am thankful for...another year of life!

From the learning rooms...taking a break today because it's my birthday (did I mention it's my birthday) and when you're a homeschooler you can do that!

From the kitchen...the kitchen is closed today! Claddagh's is doing the cooking tonight!!!

I am wearing...jeans and a navy blue and khaki stripped tank top. (With all the sunshine we have 80 degree temps outside!!!)

I am creating...a clean house this week after hosting Easter for our family. This week I'm working on the office. Yesterday I got all the clothes that I'm going to be putting up on Ebay sorted into lots and swept the floor. There was carpet under all those clothes!!!! Tomorrow I'll start tackling the pile pit...I mean, the desk!

I am Claddagh's for dinner! They are an Irish Pub. I won't be drinking any Guiness but I will be eating some really good shepard's pie!

I am reading...Stone Cold still. It's taking me a while to get through this book which is odd for me. I can't really decide if I like it or not.

I am hoping...that the kids will behave tonight when we got out. With the behaviors today it's not looking too promising so please pray for us that we can have a nice, relaxing evening out for my birthday! (This is my only birthday wish!!!)

I am hearing...almost nothing...I've been fighting to get the kids (Bri and Jonah) to take naps for over 2 hours now. I'm not letting up because we are learning how to listen the first time. They will continue to be put back in bed until they choose to obey and stay there. And if they don't we'll find a sitter last minute and go out without them!!!! Right now they are being fairly quiet but that doesn't mean a whole lot!!!

Around the house...I'm seeing stuff begin to pile up, but as my birthday gift to myself I'm not doing much housework today (except trying to keep up with dishes!!!) It's amazing how much stuff can accumulate when you take a day off! But it's been worth it!

One of my favorite things..Open mouth baby kisses from my 9 month old. They absolutely crack me up because it feels like he's trying to eat my face!!

A few plans for the rest of the week: dance rehearsal tomorrow, cast party Friday night (Yea!!!!!)

Here is a picture for thought I am sharing: Our family in front of the Easter display at church after mass on Easter Sunday. (We could not get a picture of Jonah looking at the camera to save our lives.) It was such a nice service and the kids actually behaved which was amazing!!! All in all, we had a great Easter and I hope you did too!

Have a wonderful week! Check out more Daybooks at The Simple Woman's Daybook.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!!!

We had a wonderful Easter today and I hope you all did too! This is probably my favorite holiday of all and today was a perfect day to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus. How thankful I am for his sacrifice and for his rising from the dead. It gives me so much hope and peace to know what he did for me. It also makes me feel how unworthy I am of such a sacrifice...but he doesn't care how unworthy I may be. He loves me no matter what! How refreshing! This is one of my favorite Easter songs, "Via Dolorosa" recorded by Sandi Patti. This is a live version of her performing it, with clips from what looks like "Jesus of Nazareth" to me. It tells the story of Jesus walking through Jerusalem on his way to Calvary and how he walked that road because of his love for us. Such a beautiful story. Probably the greatest of all time! I hope you enjoy it! I'll post Easter pics tomorrow!