Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Our Easter 2013

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We had a really lovely, laid back Easter this year.
Sharing some photos from our day, in parts...

Easter Dawn
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Justin was up at 4 a.m. to start the hams we were making for Easter breakfast at church. The girls were up at dawn to see what the Easter Bunny brought them.
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Them spoiled, they are.
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Also a little egg hunt around the house. The E.B. always did Russell Stover marshmallow eggs, turns out he did the same thing for my dad when he was a boy.
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Easter traditions.
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Easter Breakfast
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I just adore our little church and everyone there. We put on a good Easter breakfast every year,
we really do. 
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Can you see my Pyrex? 
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Mmmmelon balls!
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I can never stop myself from taking photos of my friend Jessica's baby. Little Eva! She's so sweet!
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The Service
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I love our church at Eastertide.
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We played Praise to the Lord the Almighty on handbells. 
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I bet you didn't know I'm a professional musician, did you? Ha! 
I rang the G & F bells not so much like a pro.
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Easter Sunday is my #1 favorite hymn day of the entire church year. 
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The Hunt
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My little church also puts on a mean egg hunt each year, too.
Not that the moms fight over eggs for their kids, but there are SO many eggs hidden on our land that each child gets a basket full. 
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Violet learned quickly this year. 
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We forgot our pretty baskets at home and had to use grocery bags. 
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Family Portraits
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I had my camera set all wrong, so this overexposed shot is the best we got of our family at church. 
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This is our Vicar's family, I'm working on getting updated photos for our church website so I wanted one of all of them. Good looking family!

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Vicar made it hard for me to get good staff photos, I'm trying to update our church website and thought Easter would be a good time to get a photo of everyone. He kept photo bombing, haha, I'm half tempted to use these on the website. But I'll refrain...
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My parents & our girls.

Now, here is truly our best family photo from Easter Sunday.
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I know, we're all so photogenic. Try not to be jealous.
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It's hard to get good photos of the girls, especially the Violet child.
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I just love these little shoes!
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I love having little girls I can dress up.


Easter Dinner
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We went to my parents house for Easter dinner.
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And hello bloody mary.
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My mom always says, "Nothing fancy, I'm no Martha Stewart!"
But really, she did a lovely job decorating her house and setting the table.
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I mean, look at this salad.
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She's too humble, everything was SO lovley.
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Here's me.
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And just another shot of my perfect children, I can't help it.
Again, don't be jealous of how photogenic we are:
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Just when the girls started to get antsy at the dinner table, Grandma busts out a Jell-O bunny. For the win, Grandma!
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And take a look at this, because it's the SECOND lemon meringue pie I made on Easter Sunday. That's right. I made two after my first one flopped...
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Turns out lemon meringue pie, which is to Easter what the pumpkin pie is to Thanksgiving, is a REALLY fussy thing to make from scratch.
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Happy Eastertide!
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You can see even more photos from our Easter here.

Also, this week at Lark & Lola, Snickers Cookies:

Snickers Cookies by Lark & Lola

3 comments:

  1. Lovely post. And you look absolutely adorable, Heather. Just think what Easter will look like a year from now.

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    1. Aww, thanks Lauren!! That's true, I'll be shopping for baby bow ties next year. Hope you had a blessed Easter :)

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  2. He is risen indeed, Alleluia! It truly was a beautiful, uplifting and lovely Easter, and Dad and I were so blessed to have you all to spend it with. Your photos are gorgeous, and you even managed to make it look as if we put on a nice holiday dinner at our house! Your lemon meringue pie was FABULOUS!
    ~Mom

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