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Happy Belated Easter

We had a fabulous weekend.  My parents were here, and on Saturday we colored eggs, we chatted, we took a tour around our house and checked all of the plants coming up this spring.  We ate and ate and ate, it was wonderful.   On Sunday morning we did church and then the kids found their Easter baskets, we had an egg hunt (with $ in the eggs), and we had our feast at 1pm.  It  was a very busy, but wonderful day.  Sometimes it works out like this, and other times it doesn’t.  I’m really glad this was an up year, it seems as if they have been mediocre lately.

Here are some photos of our weekend.

L's first time coloring eggs.  She loved it!

L’s first time coloring eggs. She loved it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T is getting too big to color a lot of eggs, but he did dip a couple :)

T is getting too big to color a lot of eggs, but he did dip a couple 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S with his favorite egg.

S with his favorite egg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A with her favorite colored egg.

A with her favorite colored egg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L with her colored hands.  I just love the green and yellow hands !

L with her colored hands. I just love the green and yellow hands !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Me and my husband on Easter Sunday.

My husband and me on Easter Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Me, my mom, and the girls.

Me, my mom, and the girls.

A and L easter 2014

Easter Day with 2 beautiful girls.

kids sharing candy

The kids enjoying some Easter candy after finding their baskets.

marg easter 2014

My mother-in-law enjoying a cup of coffee after dinner.

leo easter 2014

My father-in-law eating Easter dinner.

 

I hope you all had a glorious Easter, we did!

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Heading Home

I am currently riding on the last leg of my trip. It has been a wonderful time away. I spent a lot of time with my Mom and Aunt. I don’t get to do that much.

We took a Royal Caribbean cruise on the ship called Oasis of the Seas. It was huge! We spent the entire week walking. It seemed no matter what elevator we got off of, it was the long way back to the room :). It took us several days to figure out which restaurants were free and which cost extra fees (there weren’t many). It also took a day to figure out where to get coffee early in the morning. The food was awesome, and there was so much of it. Needless to say I ate too much.

We saw all of the shows. They were great! There was plenty to do every day. We really had some good times together.

I will post some pictures soon.

Right now I can’t wait to see my husband and kids!

Ann

Easter Weekend

We had a wonderful visit from my parents for Easter weekend.  Saturday was absolutely gorgeous.  I am beginning to think that Spring really is coming to our neck of the woods.  With the forecast for rain on Sunday, we had an Easter egg hunt on Saturday.  The smaller three had a bunch of eggs hidden around the yard that have different amounts of change in them.  The bigger three have one bigger egg that has a $10 bill inside.  No one seems to be too big to find an egg with 10 bucks inside!  It was fun.  The kids all end up with $10 and they love doing this every year with my parents!

The $10 egg!

J with the $10 egg!

The three little kids helped me make Easter Nests on Friday.  I got the recipe from Food.com and got the ingredients beforehand.  They liked making them and they were festive.  Here is a picture of how they turned out.

A plate of Easter nests.

A plate of Easter nests.

Here are a few pictures from the weekend.  Fun was had by all.  It was great to see my parents and have a wonderful Easter celebration!

Easter egg hunt.

Easter egg hunt.

Mom and L.  Look at that chubby leg!

Mom and L. Look at that chubby leg!

Dad and L.

Dad and L.

R with his Easter basket.

R with his Easter basket.

L in her Easter dress.

L in her Easter dress.

T was sick vomiting overnight, so he didn't have much energy for the egg hunt.

T was sick vomiting overnight, so he didn’t have much energy for the egg hunt.

S coloring eggs.

S coloring eggs.

M with his basket.

M with his basket.

Too much Easter candy!  We are so blessed to have a wonderful family.

Too much Easter candy! We are so blessed to have a wonderful family.

Vacation Photos

We have been back for a few days now and I feel myself starting to get a grip again!  Finally.  Anyway, we had a wonderful time.  We only traveled to a state park about 30 minutes from home, but with 6 children, we need a lot of stuff to make it through a week away.  The kids brought bikes, skateboards, scooters, swimming gear, sand toys etc.  We had wonderful weather for the first few days, but then it got really, really, hot.  Our last afternoon, we had a terrible storm with lightning, high winds, and lots of rain.  Our power was out at home, so my husband and 13-year-old son headed home early to get the generator up and going to save our freezer and fridge food from going bad.

All in all it was so wonderful to be away from the same old, same old,  day-to-day stuff.  It was nice to just have all day to have fun and do whatever the kids wanted.  They could swim, go to the commissary, go to the swings etc.  M, read a lot of the time, J worked on his grilling, they all loved getting candy and such at the commissary.  T and S took long bike rides every day.  J golfed twice with my dad.  We played Texas Hold Em with my dad’s poker chips that we got him several years ago for Christmas.  A swam and swam.  It was really nice.

All said, I am glad we did it, but I’m also glad to be home.  Back to reality.  Here are some shots from our trip.

My parents and the kids under their new protective sun shelter.

My husband and S racing around the flag pole. S lapped my husband three times in the race.

My husband spent some time “babysitting” Bitty Baby.

Having fun with an inner tube.

J and Grandma B. playing Badminton.

A friendly card game.

My husband and Grandpa B. getting on each other about their “differences” in beverages.

Playing in the lake with dad. He was taking turns throwing them into the water.

M drying off after swimming.