Tuesday, April 2, 2013

happy day

the sun woke us up on easter morning.

actually, it was the sun and an ear-piercing alarm i'd set on my iphone the night before.

jeff popped right up, wide-eyed and happy, and went to the kitchen to start a batch of deviled eggs, our contribution to one of the two easter parties on our agenda for the day.

the smell of burnt firewood hung in the air from the night before, and it mingled with a heavy coffee aroma that drifted from the kitchen. to celebrate my birthday, we'd stayed in the "mother-in-law suite" of a house off hawthorne as a fun and funky alternative to a hotel room. it looked like an old log cabin, the furniture made of warm-toned wood and the rich red and blue fabrics hinting at a western theme.   

i felt ill. my headache reminded me that i couldn't drink like a 21-year-old anymore. 

"want to try an egg?" jeff asked. i ran to the bathroom.

i felt better once i saw evie in her pretty pink dress and the festivities began. with jeff's family and my family close by, we had two easter celebrations: twice the food, twice the eggs to hunt, twice the candy to take from evie's basket and keep for ourselves. (she doesn't have enough teeth yet to eat jelly beans.) (that's my story and i'm sticking to it.)

it was a happy day.

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  1. Her Easter dress is darling! And we steal from our kids baskets too! Except there's 5 baskets! That's a LOT of candy I don't need. I've been good this year...but of course it's only 2 days after Easter. ;) xoxo

  2. Frilly dresses, family, and candy, it doesn't get any better than that!

  3. Aw, super cute! Sounds like a great weekend. Hey, I would totally eat that candy too. :D

  4. Evie is so precious! Sounds like a wonderful Easter - I just love your blog. :)

  5. Evie is so precious, Megs!!!

  6. Evie looks adorable in those heart shades!! Glad you had a nice Easter despite the hangover....errr I mean headache.

  7. your blog is adorable as is your family!

    thanks for visiting me yesterday at

    i'm following you via gfc!

  8. you daughter is officially too cute!!

  9. I don't think you could get a cuter little thing than your baby girl in her easter dress. And why do your deviled eggs look so much better than the ones I made? Love them!!

  10. What a DARLING girl! Love how the pink make sure sparkle... Beautiful! Looks like you had a blessed day which you deserve.
    ps. and her SHOES, stop it being so adorable!

  11. These pictures are so great and you'll be happy you've captured these moments! Evie is so sweet!

  12. Looks like a great weekend!

    Evie is adorable! Loving her dress! Amazing pictures!