Monday, April 17, 2017

Weekending: Easter Edition

We had a fabulous long weekend celebrating Easter! It was such a fun weekend filled with lots of family time, coupled with some good much-needed rest and sweet giggles from the boys. Here's a bit of what we were up to: 

\\ FRIDAY: 

+ The boys and I had a lazy morning at home, as Brandon had a half-day at work. I couldn't get over precious Knox in his Easter smocking and Walker donning my sunglasses around the house. 



+ Walker "helped" me make these adorable bird's nest cookies, which were just as delicious as they were easy. These will definitely be made year after year in our household! 



+ We met Brandon at The Cheesecake Factory for lunch {thanks to my best friend Lindsey for the gift cards there for my birthday!} and stuffed ourselves to the gills. 




+ While the boys napped, I went to get my hair cut and run a few errands. The weather was just gorgeous in the afternoon, so we packed the boys up and let them play at the park. I just couldn't get over sweet Knox in his precious smocking and sun hat



+ For supper, we had leftovers, and then we watched "Hidden Figures" with a glass of wine once the boys were in bed and both agreed it was a perfect Friday night! 

\\ SATURDAY 

+ We celebrated Easter a day early with Brandon's family. We had a light lunch, an egg hunt for the littles and some family time. Walker was all about egg hunting this year and stuffed his mouth with every jelly bean and M&M imaginable...while Knox cared more about a white wiffle ball than the eggs, bless his sweet heart. 


My dress and earrings 




+ I had an 80-minute massage in the afternoon, which was completely heavenly. I was able to relax after a long week and had to will myself not to fall asleep. 

+ We had a very lazy evening of leftovers, and for supper, Brandon grilled chicken and I made this Crock Pot creamed corn and Italian pasta salad. It was so yummy and fattening! ;)  

+ The Easter Bunny hopped by Saturday night in full preparation for Sunday's festivities! {You can see what was included in the boys' Easter baskets here.} 



\\ SUNDAY: 

+ I was up early to get a few things done before church, and then we did the boys' Easter baskets! Walker was completely thrilled, even yelling, "Mommy! This basket is bew-tuh-full!" {Seriously, he's the perfect age for holidays right now and I just love it.} Knox, on the other hand, couldn't have cared less about his basket...until he had his bottle. Brandon and I joked that Knox was all, "...but first, coffee." ;) But once we had that morning ba-ba, he was all about the Puffs in his basket. 



+ We got ready for church and snapped a few pictures before we left. Walker's super into the cheesy, scrunched-nose smile these days, and I not-so-secretly love it. I've pretty much given up on "perfect" family photos for a long while! 

Knox's John John is from Zulilly a year ago, but here's a link to his shoes and sweet knee socks!
Walker's shirt and pants 

My dress {currently 50% off with code "EXTRA50"} and earrings 

Brandon's shirt was a random H&M find...and I loved the pink on him!

+ Church was wonderful and Brandon and I both just adore our church's annual Easter service. Our pastor preached a great message and I was humming "Up from the Grave He Arose!" all day. 

+ We came home, changed Knox into his Easter shirt and ate leftovers; let the boys play for a bit; then all took 2+ hour naps. It. was. fabulous. 


+ Another night of leftovers {yay for not having to cook!}, some DVR'd TV shows and an early bedtime were just what we needed to kick off this week. 

I hope and pray you had a wonderful Easter weekend celebrating with those you love! 

Linking up with Biana 

14 comments:

  1. Such a perfect weekend!! Jealous of your haircut and massage. Two of my favorite things. Love those sweet boys smiles!!!

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  2. Wow, that sounds like a fantastic weekend! Love the naps and leftovers for dinner. :D

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  3. It sounds like y'all had a great Easter weekend together! I love all of the Easter outfits :)

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  4. Looks like a perfect weekend! Knox with his little combover and that scrunched up smile K-I-L-L-S me! I agree that this age is so fun for holidays, so much excitement and awe over the simplest things! :-)

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  5. Aw you all look great and those birds nest cookies look so cute and delicious! Glad you all had a great Easter weekend!

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  6. Love the pics! Looks like a great Easter weekend with your boys. I MUST make those nest cookies asap!

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  7. Obsessed with those adorable smocked outfits! So southern and handsome. And you look beautiful in both of your blue dresses!

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  8. Ah the scalloped dress = a big ole yes! (same with the off shoulder, you looked fab!) The boys had the cutest outfits and that lizard pic is my fav! LOVED those cookies too! Yum! Happy Monday friend! xo

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  9. You all look so nice in your Easter pics! You look like models! Those bird's nest cookies are so cute. Glad you had a fun Easter!

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  10. You all look so great in all your Easter wear!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  11. Those birds nest cookies are so cute! Looks like you guys had a great time celebrating!!

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  12. What a perfect Easter weekend!! The boys are so adorable in their Easter garb but Knox is looking so cute in his smocked outfits!

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