Weekend Roundup- Easter Edition

I hope that everyone had a fantastic weekend full of family, treats, and reflection on the reason for the holiday.

It was definitely a fabulous weekend for us but I have to admit that 1: we are exhausted and 2: we all feel genuinely sick from all of the sugar consumed.

Friday, after our ritual pizza, we did our egg dyeing. The boys had a blast and, like typical boys, wanted to mix the colors until they got to be gross shades. By some easter magic they actually came out kind of pretty.

On Saturday morning Kevin was working for the hospital and I was meeting with my sister-in-law to try on bridesmaid dresses for her upcoming wedding. Lemme tell ya, dress shopping with these two is NOT the easiest task. There were well behaved (relatively) but it was giving me anxiety that they may touch a beautiful bridal gown with their sticky fingers.  I will say that we found some GORGEOUS dresses. There were 4 bridesmaids (plus the bride) out shopping and I was generally the try-er on-er (not a word, but I certainly can’t use the word model). I loved it. I love any excuse to dress up, even if its just to twirl around for my girlfriends.

Yard work. You know how that goes.

If you can get past the fact that Hank has his dirty feet on the counter, you’ll see my sweet boy making Resurrection Rolls. Erin, who blogs over at Perfectly Port reminded me of these. I hadn’t made them in YEARS. Hank loved them because he could make them himself, they are delicious, and he was BLOWN AWAY at the “missing marshmallow”. He Facetimed my mom and sister to show them the inside of his roll and to tell them about Jesus in the tomb.

PS: I promise you that I sanitized my counters (and his feet).

Saturday evening we were eating dinner and talking about leaving carrots out for the Easter Bunny when Hank came up with the sweetest plan. He was worried that the Easter Bunny might forget to stop at some of our neighbors’ houses so he got our big bag of baby carrots and created a trail for the bunny up down the sidewalk and up every driveway on our street. EVERY.SINGLE.HOUSE. A lot of neighbors were outside and thought his gesture was adorable but I’m sure some people walked outside and were bewildered by the trail of carrots littering their driveway.

And as luck would have it, the bunny paid us a little visit.

We met up with Kevin’s family for brunch and can you believe who was there?! The boys thanked him profusely for all of their goodies.

They even had some baby bunnies we just loved.

Sweet Cousins

My guys.

My baby.

Later we headed to my parents for another round of egg hunts and Easter fun. That’s my sister Katie in the background. Don’t we look alike?

Reid was more interested in supervising the egg hunt than actually finding eggs.

That’s it folks. Again I hope you all enjoyed your holiday. My diet starts tomorrow to work off all these candy calories.


  • Reply Andrea Nine April 17, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Look at those precious angels in their Easter outfits! So so so stinking cute! And the eggs turned out so good. What a wonderful weekend you had mama and I hope it is a brilliant week ahead!

  • Reply Cara April 17, 2017 at 7:51 am

    First of all, it kills me how much those boys look like you!!! And second, THOSE OUTFITS!!! Oh my word, cutest outfits I’ve ever seen!!!

    So glad you had such a great weekend!

    • Reply xo Tara April 17, 2017 at 9:45 am

      Thanks! Hank is my double but we don’t think Reid looks like either of us, lol. He definitely has Kevin’s freckles though.

  • Reply Allie @ agalnamedal.com April 17, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Love their Easter outfits! Is Reid going to take up tennis?

    • Reply xo Tara April 17, 2017 at 9:33 am

      Thanks! There are courts at the park at the end of our block where we usually play as a family. Last year even the kids rackets were too big for him so he was using an old racquetball racquet. Hank is great at tennis. Reid…not so much.

  • Reply Holly Breton @ Pink Lady April 18, 2017 at 7:39 am

    Your boys are SO ADORABLE- I loved their Easter outfits! We will be adding resurrection rolls to our menu next year for sure!

  • Reply Sierra April 19, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    Looks like you all had a great weekend! You are one brave mama to take them dress shopping with you, but it sounds like it all worked out. Their outfits are adorable! I love that you had them in suspenders too. I actually never heard of resurrection rolls before until I saw a few bloggers mentioning them. Now I think I need to try these next year. Beautifully Candid

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