Two weeks from today we will celebrate Easter (already)! I'm always amazed by how the time gets away from me, so Jim and I actually had a date night to do some Easter basket shopping to try and avoid our usual, last-minute scramble. We purchased a few small items, and ordered some books online, but I am waiting to get the chocolate and candy. I am actually, (surprisingly) doing really well with my Lenten goal of giving up chocolate and I don't want to blow it now by tempting myself with bags of Reese's! Speaking of fasting, Crosswalk.com has some excellent ways to fast that are really unique and creative. Things like "Fast from Driving" (I'm liking that more and more with gas prices!) "Fast from Multitasking" and 15 total ways to fast as we observe the last few weeks of Lent. Click here for the article.
Back to the baskets, here are a few of the items we have so far:
Sticker book for Garrett. We also bought little matching cross necklaces for the boys. Less than $3 at our local Catholic bookstore. Good deal!
"The Boy Who Met Jesus" is also currently on it's way from Amazon. After reading "The Hiding Place" by Corrie Ten Boom with Gabriel, it's been a challenge to find a fitting follow-up. I think/hope this one will be great to read with Gabe.