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Sunday, April 24, 2011

the happiest of Easters



It really was the best Easter I can remember!



We got to visit with both of our families, had a scrumptious dinner with Nick’s gourmet chef parents on Friday night, Easter dinner on Saturday with my extended family and a fantastic steak dinner with my parents after Sunday morning church. Perfection!


{Yes, my happiness revolves around family and food.}



Our baby boy even got his first Easter basket this year, complete with the biggest, softest stuffed bunny I’ve ever had my hands on… I hope I don’t have a problem sharing it with him when he gets here, I love it!






Saturday night we kept with tradition and made these ordinary eggs…



…into Easter masterpieces ;)



We are no Martha Stewart when it comes to decorating our eggs, but I think you can see from the following pictures that we’re pretty darned serious about it:





I never realized what concentration egg decorating must take:



My dad’s humor:




and one of Nick’s eggs, Baby’s 1st Easter:



and this is what my first baby thought of all the egg decorating:



I did try to warn everyone that next year would actually be the baby’s first Easter, his first real Easter basket, etc., so that they don’t get confused when we’re celebrating it again next year =) It’s going to be much more fun when he’s here and is definitely something to look forward to!


The real kicker for the weekend: just before leaving my parents’ house, we were all sitting around the family room with my mom and I on the same couch. I felt the baby kick a couple of times so I told mom to put her hand where I felt him. Just when we thought it was a loss, he kicked a mighty kick and mom got to feel him!!!! I can’t believe Nick still hasn’t, but we’re trying to rectify that ASAP! It’s all too real when others can feel him too, he is truly a miracle.




P.S. Our baby boy’s name was actually pictured somewhere in this post. Don’t worry if you didn’t catch it, just a couple more days until the reveal!♥♥♥


  1. Did i see HOUSTON on an egg? If so, love it!!!

  2. It looks like you had a pretty good Easter! I love egg decorating - it is so much fun! :)

  3. Where did you get the super cute nude heels you're wearing in the first pic? I have been looking for a pair like that for months!:) Oh, and Happy Easter!!:)

  4. I think I saw an egg that said HOUSTON!? I am usually terrible at these kinds of things so I hope I am right. I am glad you all had a great Easter!! Next year both of our Easter celebrations will be so much fun!!! :)

  5. Your Easter dress and preggo tummy are so cute! I love reading your blog! Your baby is going to be beautiful!

  6. I hope this won't be a repeat computer deleted the 1st one.
    I looked over the post but didn't find the name. However, I read a couple of comments (cheated) and if the name is Houston, it's great!
    Looks like you had a great Easter with you family. :-)

  7. how fun :) i love how you and nick's parents MATCH with the pink outfits and the grey suits haha so cute!

  8. Thanks, Cait! I didn't even notice that - so funny! And those are actually my parents =) not that I've ever resembled them too much - haha!

  9. Okay so I see the name Houston :)

    But I also see the names Martha Stewart, Nick and Kicker. LOL....I'm just taking a wild guess that it isn't Martha.

    Looks like a wonderful Easter! You look beautiful. Hope you have a great week!

    I am also having a fun little give away if you're interested. :)

  10. So you are naming your little boy Dr. Seuss?! Hehe! I kid, I kid. Can't wait for the big reveal. And you are the cutest preggers ever! Happy Easter!

  11. Elizabeth totally stole my line. I was going to comment how sweet it was that you were naming your child after Dr. Seuss. I guess I'm not as clever as I thought (or hoped).

    You're adorable, by the way!

  12. You are like the cutest preggo ever! I am praying for the safe delivery of you little boy ☺

  13. If above comments are right, I too love the name Houston! I however think it is going to be Fisher :) Maybe I am wrong. You look great, and I am so glad you had a great Easter!

  14. LOVE your blog...we are an adoptive family who have struggled with infertility...:) My guess is "Fisher" from the Fisher Price toy. :)

  15. Awwwwww SWEET! What a Wonderful Easter!
    Love that your mom got to feel a baby kick!
    I'm a new follower.....great blog.
    Amy's Life @

  16. I can't wait to find out what his name is gonna be!! I totally scrolled up & looked through the pictures again after you gave that hint lol. Have a great week!

  17. So happy you had a great Easter... I think next year will top it though ;) you look great momma!


I just shared my thoughts, I'd love to hear you share yours! {Besides, I'm tired of listening to the voices in my head.} I kid, I kid... ;)