Monday, April 21

Our Easter

Easter was pretty great this year, and it was nice to break out of some of our normal routine.
I decided to skip out on buying new Easter dresses-- a tradition I was ready to put down.  Each year we slap some cash on the counter for dresses the girls will wear once or twice, just because it's what we've always done.  I'm definitely not taking a hard stance against it, but this year I was really just feeling like it was unnecessary.  Plus, those kids could wear paper sacks and still be darn adorable.

Anyyyyywayyyyy... let me back up a little.

Our band played out of town on Friday night.  I ended up coming down with a fever and flu-like symptoms in the wee Saturday morning hours, so Saturday was weird.  I can't even remember the last time I was miserable with a fever.  (Are grown-ups even supposed to get fevers?  That's rhetorical, but I still thought the fact that I had a fever was pretty dumb.)  We picked up the girls and decided to stay in a hotel Saturday night so we could be closer to our Sunday morning destination (for church, family gatherings, etc.) since we live an hour & 1/2 away and we'd basically been traveling the whole weekend.  So, the girls opened their baskets in our funny hotel room, and though for a second I looked around the room feeling like a bad mom, Hope swears it was the best Easter ever.  Kids are easy to please-- give them a swimming pool and a vending machine and they're in heaven.

Over the course of the day we had four different egg hunts, the girls got Easter baskets three times, and I ate my weight in Cadbury mini eggs.  I justified that last thing by telling myself it was okay because I felt crummy.  I can be so kind to me sometimes.  ;)

It was a wonderful day spent celebrating with the ones I love.  I'm not sure how Johnny weaseled his way out of photographs... he can be pretty stealthy when he wants to be...

Oh, yeah-- and just because I can't stop cracking up over it:

Poesy telling us to "fly" our dresses.  I love that kid.
I hope whether you celebrated Easter or not on Sunday, your day was absolutely lovely!  xo. Katie

**My dreamy dress is from Family Affairs and my shoes are from Bali ELF.
**You can peek at our Easter from 2013 and 2012 if you'd like.  It's pretty much the same, but the girls are leeeeettle.

28 comments:

  1. I see no reason not to eat your weight in mini eggs -illness or no illness, after all you can only get them for a little time each year :) Your girls are adorable! (and so are those shoes...) Happy Easter!

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    1. Agree. Wholeheartedly. Mini eggs are my most favorite Spring treat.

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  2. Amazing dress, so ethereal, and I love that you paired it with the blue shoes. Your kiddos smiles are the best thing here (along with the last pic, hahaha), glad that they had the best time! and hope you are feeling better already.
    The cat, you and us

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  3. A little self-kindness goes a long way.
    I still enjoy swimming pools and vending machines. A break from the ordinary is always fun.
    Hope those mini-eggs did the trick and that you're feeling better.

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    1. So, true-- and I am STILL a fan of those vending machines. Pretzel M&Ms any time I can get them! Thank you for the well-wishes!

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  4. I know you warned us above but as I scrolled down I still nearly snorted my tea out of my nose from that last picture. So cute.

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    1. I know, I know... it's a framer, for sure!! :D

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  5. wow- what an eventful easter! i love that hope told you it was the best easter ever when you were feeling like the worst mom ever. and, it's true, your little girls would look adorable in a brown paper bag decorated with hello kitty stickers. haha ;) your dress is soooo dreamy. you are gorgeous.

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  6. aw, sorry to hear you weren't feeling well! but glad that the girls were able to make the best of it and enjoy the "best easter ever". you're so right about children, swimming pools and vending machines go a looong way. ;) LOVE your dress!

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  7. can we make some sort of freeze ray to stop hope from aging? for reals. its freakin' me out.

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    1. I know. Sometimes I get a glimpse of what real-life-teenage Hope will be like/look like in a photo and then I realize OH YEAH, THAT'S NOT VERY FAR OFF. What is happening??

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  8. Your family is so cute and that last picture is hilarious! I hope you feel better soon.

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  9. Love your dress and hairs ! The girls are so adorable !
    Love to see your créations !
    Xoxo

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  10. I hope you feel better soon. I'm glad that the girls enjoyed Easter. I agree that children are easy to please sometimes.

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  11. All three of you look so beautiful! Your dress is absolutely amazing. Happy you had a great Easter!

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  12. That picture of Poe is hilarious!! haha! Kids are too great! Glad you're feeling better & that you had a wonderful holiday!

    xoxo
    Taylor

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  13. Sorry you were feeling rubbish, it looks like you had a lovely time with your gorgeous family though! One of my favourite Easters as a kid was in a hotel room, when my baby brother and I woke up, my parents had hidden those tiny wire and fluffy chicks around the room, and it was awesome. I also feel like we should all take a leaf out of Poe's book and 'fly' our dresses every once in a while, that kid definitely is a whole lotta fun!
    Carrie xx

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  14. Hahaha Poesy is so adorable! I guess you are feeling better already and so glad somehow or rather everyone had a good time.

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  15. Aw your pictures together are always so adorable! :D Just wondering, who takes them for you?

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