Hi Everyone!! Happy Easter!!!!!!

This is day four of our Spring break, and it has already been so incredibly restful!!

For Easter Sunday, I spent the day with my great aunt, their children, and my cousin, Maggie (who is a graduating senior at Biola). It was so wonderful to be surrounded by family (even when my immediate family is a little too far to visit), celebrating the life of our Savior!!

I got a chance to be in a kitchen and BAKE, which is my absolute favorite! Maggie and I have made it our own little tradition to make a different type of pie every time the family gets together, so today we ended up making a lemon cheesecake with a giant lemon we got from the neighbors' yard. We asked them, first! Don’t worry!

Earlier, on Thursday and Friday, my best friend Danielle and her mom took me in (thanks Momma Rannie!), and I had such an amazing couple of days! Seriously, my heart was so full the whole time! I felt so taken care of, like I was back home for the break.

I can’t think of any better word to describe Friday other than “restorative.”

I slept in until 12 pm (very much needed!) and then went straight to get some Mediterranean food (my FAVORITE type of food, other than Mexican food, of course). We got naan, rice, hummus and beef skewers. So good! If you’re ever in the area, go to Pita Hot in Fullerton!!

As we were eating, we spotted a GORGEOUS bougainvillea bush across the street in a post office parking lot, so we decided to drive over. Danielle, Rannie, and I stopped to take pictures in front of it . . . until we were kicked off the premises for loitering on federal property (LOLOLOL). But not before we got a few pictures. Hahaha!

Then we watched Hidden Figures at the theaters (for $2, I might add). In all seriousness, if you haven’t done so already, I really recommend watching this film. It is such a powerful picture into the lives of three brilliant black women working for NASA during the height of the civil rights movement. Seriously incredible.

Then, I remembered that I had a little bit of money left on a Coldstone gift card, so we walked over from the theater to the ice cream shop and shared ice cream for $0.75!

After ice cream, we went looking for a nursery. Danielle’s mom really wanted to start a garden, so we picked out seeds and soil, then got to stroll around the flowers for a while.

We tried to find some pots for the seeds, so we went to a thrift store. I finally found some vintage high waisted mom jeans that I’ve been searching for in additions to some Urban Outfitters black jeans that are PERFECT. Hahaha, sorry, these were significant finds for me.

And to create a perfect ending to a perfect day: we bought ingredients to make another one of my favorite dishes: eggplant parmesan. Then, we prepared it and watched another movie as we stayed in for the night.

I know this was a pretty detailed run-through of my day, but these are just a few things that make my heart (and stomach) feel so full! Sometimes, you just need days like these. I’m so grateful for the community that has surrounded me to fill in as my family and truly act as a home away from home during my time at college. And of course, I'll never be able to fully express my gratitude for the resurrection and life of our savior, Jesus!!

I hope y'all have a wonderful week! Talk to you soon!!