We missed Wednesday evening services, but made it to Good Friday services and received communion. On our way to church I thought of my online friends. Some of you I've e-mailed and chit chatted with and some seem surprised and even doubting of the place we call home. How RURAL we really live. So I thought what better way to show you and share than letting you know where we go to church. it takes us about 10-15 minutes to get there from our house, and our church isn't in town. Nope, we live in the country and we worship in the country. ;o) Our church is so far back in the middle of nowhere I teased my mother the first time she visited by telling her 'they don't make you handle the snakes on your first visit'. LOL :) Surprisingly....she took me seriously! lol (somewhat) I've actually had people share with me that the 'original' church was a log cabin in the woods. And then they built this:
Good Friday services had me thinking about the bread and the wine. In more ways than one. So it gave me an idea.
I made these little cards and spent all day Saturday making homemade loaves of mini bread to give as gifts for Easter Sunday. I love making homemade bread and I made so much Saturday that I went through almost 15 to 20 pounds of flour! Yep, you read that right! Good thing I buy in bulk! lol :)
I bought gallon size plastic bags with twist ties to put them in, .99 at Wal Mart, bought a roll of ribbon (hind sight I should have gotten purple, but I doubt anyone really noticed), and used my scrapbook supplies and my printer to make little cards like the image above (I made in photoshop) to attach to the loaves.
We shared the bread with our pastor and his wife, associate pastor's family, Sunday school teachers, a few special friends and family that we shared Easter dinner with. :) My husband was thrilled that I saved a few loaves for us. I usually make homemade bread so he's used to it, but the thought of giving it all away and having to smell it ALL day long was killing him! LOL
Wanna know something else that's kinda cool? I made that big huge wicker basket too (a few years ago), and I can say with all certainty and honesty, I WILL NEVER MAKE ANOTHER ONE. Basket weaving is not my craft of choice. It's the size of a laundry basket and I think the blisters lasted six months from making it. ;) If you're going to weave....start SMALL! lol During my bread making day, I also made my skirt for Easter sunday, a new purse and gave both my boys those haircuts they should have had a week ago. I was feeling a bit domestic! Then Sunday afternoon we spent at my grandma's house having Easter dinner with our extended family and the kids had an Easter Egg Hunt.
I hope you all had a very blessed Easter weekend and maybe things can get back to a regular routine this week. Whatever regular means....