Sunday, March 31, 2013

He Is Risen! Indeed He Is!

We hosted our families for Easter Lunch this year. We really enjoyed the preparations as a family. It was a collaboration of all five of us. It has been awhile since we had the Holiday meal and it was nice for the Mom and Mom in Law and Sister to get a break! I need to give a shout out to Abby for coordinating every one's "Easter Frock" as my Mother always says. She is really into fashion lately and she is good at it! Look at the cute dresses she ordered for the girls to wear...I couldn't believe the girls wanted me to dress like them. We had SO MUCH FUN with that Thanks, Abby! She also helped me iron the boys outfits and lay out every ones clothes the night before Easter morning. I remember my Mom ALWAYS laid out our Church clothes on Saturday nights. She always polished my white shoes, too! We always had a new dress, hat, gloves, shoes, socks, jewelry and purse for Easter Sunday! Memories...

The boys looked awesome in their pinks and blues. 

I love fresh flowers and anytime I have an excuse, I have them in the house! 

My dining room festive!

Abby has really been into helping me in the kitchen. She is a good little cook. This is a picture of her making her Easter cake. It turned out really cute. Her Dad helped out by mixing the pink and blue icing to make purple. He had to leave his mark on something! 

Yes! The Easter Bunny found us! We were a little concerned. We are always at the Lake on Easter. We decided to stay in Covington this year so that it would be easier on Mee-Maw. 

Easter Bunny traditions...Dinstuhl's Chocolates, sunglasses, magazines or books, money in hidden eggs, water guns or goggles, jelly beans, etc. 

My support crew in the kitchen. We went to the early service as usual and then came back and hit it hard in the kitchen. I really don't think I could have done it without the girls help. They are really good help (when they want to be)! 

We set up the tripod and our camera and had a photo shoot before everyone got there. WE HAD SO MUCH FUN! IT WAS THE MOST STRESS FREE PICTURE TAKING OUR FAMILY HAS EVER EXPERIENCED! I think we have started a new tradition! 

A family that plays together, stays together! 

 Mom, the shrimp in the family! 
 Having fun!
 Dad and his daughters. 
 Mom and her baby boy. 

 The niece and nephew. 
 Silly Britt and Oney.
 Mee-Maw and her daughter, granddaughters and great grand daughters. 
 The kids favorite...deviled eggs. Their creation...with or without relish! 
 A sign of a great meal...napping all over the house! Blessed this Easter!

 Thankful for my help cleaning the kitchen after that big meal!