Hippity Hoppity Easter’s on Its Way

Hippity Hoppity Easter’s on Its Way

We’ve had a fun season leading up to Easter. Remi doesn’t totally get into all the festivities, but she’s had a good time, nonetheless.

The Fraternal Order of Police hosted a fun Easter Egg hunt for the police families. And our family was visiting, so we lugged our whole crew downtown for it.

I snapped a couple pics of her sweet outfit before we went inside. Her Nene and Aunt Sandy bought her this ensemble.

The Easter bunny showed up (looking creepy- but don’t they all?) And sissy was pointing and saying “Bubbo!” (her version of bunny).  We got in line to meet him, and as soon as I handed her over, we got this. Poor girl.  I rescued her.

We went outside for an egg hunt, but she had to be coaxed into picking any up.  I found one and told her “Ball!” and to come get it.  She finally took it.

She just wanted to throw her one egg down and then she would pick it up, put it in her basket, take a few steps, and do it all over again.  Just a one egg hunt.

She’s also had a LOT of Easter fun at school! She met real bunnies, had an egg hunt and more.

They even dyed Easter eggs.  Bless those teachers.  Dying eggs with a bunch of toddlers sounds like a nightmare. But they let the kids have fun.  She loved it!

We hope you have a great Easter holiday. While the bunnies and eggs are fun, it’s really all about Jesus. He came to this Earth- a real person, but also the son of God. He died on a cross to pay a price for us (and rose again!).

See, we all mess up (even when we try to be good people) and none of us are perfect enough to be in the presence of God in Heaven.  But Jesus came to die in exchange for our mess-ups, so we can spend forever in Heaven with God. All you have to do is tell him you accept his gift of life and want to follow him.

Easter is the rejoicing that he died for us and rose again! If you don’t know Jesus or want to know more, please reach out. I’d love for you to hear more about Him and the gift of peace and forgiveness he has for you.


Baby’s First Easter

Baby’s First Easter

We had an eventful Easter!

On Saturday, we had a wedding shower to attend, so it was one last opportunity to wear the cute bunny outfit.  She was so sweet with her rosy cheeks that I had a little photo shoot. 🙂

I mean, I can’t even with the cuteness.

Saturday evening, we dyed eggs with the cousins.  Remi didn’t do any dyeing, but she sure did watch! We gave her a hardboiled egg to play with, and of course, it went right for the mouth.

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Easter morning, she got her Easter basket. She was all “What is this?”

She’s getting too big! She got this book like 50% out of the basket then I helped. She was so excited about it!

She got two books and two little rompers.

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She spent the morning at my mom’s since I had to sing in the choir and Tyler worked. Then they brought her to the second service.  I didn’t get to see her in her cute Easter dress until after! So sweet! img_3028

We spent most of the afternoon getting her to nap and then her sleeping for a couple hours – so she missed the egg hunt.  But I know next year she’ll be all up in there!


Weekend Recap: Easter Fun

Weekend Recap: Easter Fun

We had a great weekend.  I saw “we” but mostly, it was me and the dogs. 🙂  Poor Tyler is working weekends, so while he is around in the evenings, he is pretty pooped.  So I’m on my own during the days.

I got up Saturday morning with Tyler’s EARLY alarm. Wah wah wah.  (also Sunday and Monday…let’s pray I start sleeping through it again soon!).

I made the most of the morning and went to the farmer’s market and produce stand.  I was able to get 3 of the things on my list from Friday: I got some rosemary (to plant, hooray!), some bok choy to try, some flowers, and also some parsley and cookies.

I came home and headed to Easter choir practice.  I have done so much singing the last few days, it’s a wonder I have a voice left! ha!

The weather was beautiful Saturday, so when I got home from choir, I took the dogs on a walk.  Thankfully, the big mean dogs down the road were gated up, so we were able to take my favorite route.

Aren’t my farmers market tulips pretty?  $5 bouquet, y’all.

And this pretty rosemary will get planted this week.

Saturday night, we chilled at home and watched a movie….and Sunday was Easter.

Tyler was working, so I greeted at both services and sang in the choir.  I came home, had lunch with my parents and Gram, took a quick nap, and then we had a disaster as we were prepping for Easter dinner (which I’ll blog about tomorrow).

The weekend was lovely, restorative, and a great time reflecting on family, love, grace, and the gift of salvation from Jesus.


Weekend Recap: Friends and Easter

Weekend Recap: Friends and Easter

We had a great weekend!  Lots of fun and family time.
Friday after work, I stayed in town and did some leisurely shopping.  In fact, it was mostly looking because I went into Target, Kirklands, and Bed Bath and Beyond, and didn’t buy a THING!  I did get some fun stuff at Brick City Emporium though! ha!
After some shopping, we had dinner for my friend Candyce’s birthday!  Here’s the pretty birthday girl!

And all of us at dinner.  Fun friends I’ve met through Zumba…

Saturday morning, I was able to sleep in a bit, do some housework, and then go to rehearsal for Easter.  I was Mary Magdalene in our church drama….so I looked like a jedi! ha!

After rehearsal, I picked up Caitlyn and she and I did some shopping.  Then we came home and cooked everything for Easter lunch.  After our cooking, the family came over and we spent some time outside.

Gavin and Dwayne even caught a catfish in our pond!

We went over to Mom’s for dinner and to dye eggs!

We went a little overboard with the colors! ha!

After dinner, Tyler played soccer with the kids (and a dog!).

Easter was GREAT with two wonderful services, a great lunch (that I hosted at our house!), an egg hunt, and some family photos (which I’ll share later in the week).
We had all this wonderful family all together.
I hope you had a great weekend!  Happy Monday. 🙂