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Happy Easter!  How did you choose to celebrate this most sobering of holidays?  My little munchkins were invited to participate in a Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt at a local playground on Saturday Night… which was a really fun experience!

Seeing my almost-three-year-old toddle around with a glow-in-the-dark bracelet on her wrist and pink bucket in her hand (yes, a bucket) and Daddy at her side was probably my absolute favorite part of the evening.  (She has this adorable little hip wiggle she uses when she knows she’s being watched.  So cute.)

And Sunday, after an incredible set of meetings at church, our family gathered for a fabulous meal and to watch the final two episodes of Mark Burnett and Roma Downey‘s mini-series, “The Bible.”  (To experience these two walking you through a synopsis of each episode, click here.)

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Yes, that’s 4-hours of religious-based television.  In one evening.  With three, highly-engaged babes.  And it could not have been more perfectly suited for Easter Sunday!  While the first three sets of episodes cover a wide gamete of Biblical history, these last two sets portray the Savior’s ministry, crucifixion, and resurrection in significant depth.  (Not exactly as I believe it happened, but really quite beautiful.)  And last night?  When it was through?  We were all overwhelmed by the great sense of love and compassion that our Savior has for each of us.

The truth is… my brain functions in a primarily visually-based method.  I’m sure that’s no surprise to anyone who’s familiar with me – or anyone who has ever tried to verbalize directions for me.  (Yeah… that’s just not happening…)  So it is by means of images and movies (and music, though that’s not really visual…) that I comprehend most poignantly.  And when this method of expression is paired with material that is simultaneously so painful and so hopeful… it’s nothing short of priority-shifting, life-altering.

I am so grateful to have discovered something so beautifully created and so well crafted which will function to teach my children (for years to come) both about their heritage and about their legacy.

If you’ve not had the opportunity to view this mini-series or to share it with your family, I highly recommend purchasing it.  So much so, that I AM OFFERING TO DISCOUNT YOUR AJP PORTRAIT SESSION BY TWICE THE AMOUNT YOU SPEND TO PURCHASE THE BLU-RAY/DVD.

(The purchase price for The Bible: The Epic Miniseries is between $45 and $70, depending on where and when you purchase.  This means a savings of between $90 and $140 for your session!!)

Enjoy this gift from Ashtyn Jade Photography

Enjoy this gift from Ashtyn Jade Photography

It becomes available tomorrow.  And it is absolutely worth the investment.  However, if free is more your speed… enjoy a variety of incredible and oh-so touching videos here!

In fact, here’s one to get you started:

(www.LDS.org)

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