Easter with Frappuccino Fun with Amy

After a wonderful church service yesterday, we (and some other family friends) had lunch at Frappuccino Fun with Amy and her family. (Are you missing her posts? I am. Since I’m back to blogging, hopefully she’ll be joining us again soon!)

Because we knew that Easter Sunday would be a busy one for us, we gave our children their Easter gifts on Saturday night. As far as Easter gifts go, we have always given them gifts in their Easter baskets that have something to do with helping them grow in the Lord (Christian CDs, books, Bibles, Devotional books, etc.). This year, they both picked out new “teen” Bibles with devotionals, and tons of extra information in them.

I gave James a book he’s been wanting, and he gave me the new Mandisa CD. (Have I ever told you that we’re friends in “real life”? And that we served together – her singing and me speaking – before she got on American Idol?) I love her so much – she’s the real deal! Her new CD is awesome, btw!

On to Frappuccino Fun’s house… She is the consummate hostess. She always has this delicious dip (above) out as an appetizer. I have to be careful not to make a meal off of it! (Sometimes, I’ll make it at home and actually eat it as a meal!)

Harry and David Dip

1 Jar of Harry and David’s Red Pepper and Onion Relish

2 8oz bars of Cream Cheese (softened)

Stir together and serve with tortilla chips. Easy and DELICIOUS!

Look at these cute “Peeps” place cards she made for the kids’ table:

And this is how she kept everything organized: A dry erase marker board hidden around a corner in her kitchen with the menu and what everyone is bringing. I made some delicious (but definitely not diet friendly) potatoes. I’ll post the recipe later this week!

Look at these darling cupcakes that Karen brought! She made them out of one large and one small cupcake each. Ears were made out of slices of giant marshmallows dipped in colored sugar.

We left with full stomachs and full hearts… grateful for God’s gifts to us through His freedom and through friends to celebrate it with.

Thanks to Jesus, and our family and friends, for a beautiful day… Have a great week everyone! I’ll be back soon with that recipe. 🙂
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  1. Sounds like an absolutely wonderful Easter! Great choices for gifts. Have a wonderful week. Jackie


  3. I enjoyed the Easter pics and thoughts!

  4. Carolina Mama says:

    Okay, we just purchased Only the World and My Deliverer. 🙂 These are great and our first Mandisa. Thanks for the word up. Don’t you love iTunes. 🙂 We’re set. God Bless.

  5. Carolina Mama says:

    Girl I am glad you are back to blogging. You have the best information and fun! You and Frappuccino Fun w/Amy! What a Celebration! And we did the Jelly Bean Prayer too. So sweet.

    Love your Bibles – did you say “Teen!” 🙂 Oh my! Those look so special and Easter the perfect occasion. We got CDs too. How did I miss that you and Mandisa are friends. That’s special. I’m hoping over to check out her CD. Love you!

  6. Looks like you had a wonderful Easter! The bibles are very special. I wish they would have had something like that when I was their age!

  7. Very nice day it looks like!
    I love the Bibles…what a wonderful Easter gift~
    sandy toe