Friday, April 29, 2011

a royal wedding tea party

did you watch the royal wedding - wasn't kate (catherine) stunning?! we had a little royal party of our own here at home to enjoy the festivities. blackberry scones with devonshire clotted cream. strawberries and cream. tea and kid-made crowns. just a little way to remember the day...and of course to have some fun & yummies!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

thankful tuesday, 4/26

  • the stone being rolled away
  • all the blessings and reflection of holy week
  • first dandelion bouquet of the season from the kids
  • dinner with old high school friends - 13 years is too long!
  • my grandmother's stuffed cabbage recipe and the comfort of familiar smells & tastes from years ago
  • cousin easter egg hunt
  • first bbq of the season - thanks charlie!
  • cousins sorting, sharing and devouring their loot under the dining room table
  • being renewed
  • easter day at home with my mom & by brother matt ("inkle map")
  • "popcorn" trees (aka blooming magnolia trees) and "broccoli" trees (aka early leaves on trees)
  • impromptu plans & good company
  • sunny afternoons at the playground with good friends
  • sun kissed cheeks
  • strawberry shortcake (yum!)
  • productive days
  • momentum (may it continue for the next 2 weeks...count down until my global conference)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

cousin easter egg hunt

just got my second wind after a super fun day with family for the 2nd annual cousin easter egg hunt.  a few highlights from the day...

decorating their egg buckets
lots of loves & playing while we waited for the rain to let up
 yay - the rain stopped, let's hunt!
hey bennett...don't steal rylee's eggs!
 some sillyness for the big kids- i think we were all on a little sugar high...
 and the kids did some flying (yikes!)
silly rabbits - an all around special day...

Friday, April 22, 2011

happy easter

typing this with food color stained fingers to wish everyone a happy easter.

we are so looking forward to celebrating with our family this weekend. tomorrow's easter egg hunt at grandma & papa's with all (most) of the cousins. celebrating the good news of christ's resurrection.  preparing and enjoying easter dinner.  attempting my grandmother's stuffed cabbage for the first time. cute little outfits. singing praises to the king. happy easter dear friends!