Monday, April 2, 2018

Easter Weekending

We had a wonderful Easter weekend and made lots of memories. It was also quite the opposite of our "normal" Easter weekend and I'll admit that I'm feeling all out of sorts with the move and everything in our house practically packed away. I had to have Brandon dig around to find the boys' Easter baskets last week; I had no clue what Walker was going to wear on Easter Sunday until Saturday morning; and we didn't do any fun Easter crafts or bake any fun Easter treats like we normally do. I'll admit that the Mom Guilt has seeped in just a little bit, but I also know that the kids don't care so long as there's candy, and we celebrate the true reason for Easter: Jesus. 

So here's a bit of what we were up to this weekend {in between taking loads of boxes to our new house}: 


+ We saw the Easter Bunny! Of course, it took me driving all across DFW to find one, but alas, Grapevine Mills delivered {and with two people ahead of us in line, natch}. 

And since I was in a "Hey-It's-Friday-and-We're-Already-Here-So-Why-the-Heck-Not" mood, the boys had a turn at Build-A-Bear {minus all the expensive add-ons, thankyouverymuch} and a mini cookie from Great American Cookie Co., followed by lunch at Chick-fil-A and a trip to the new house to meet with contractors and say hello to Brandon who came over after his half-day to meet with the contractors, too. 

+ Our dinnertime plans were so much fun: Mi Cocina with our friends who just moved to Austin -- but were in town for Easter. I cried happy tears at having all eight of us back together again...and I'm pretty sure Walker felt the same. :)


+ We did house stuff all morning long, and if you saw my Insta Stories, I gave a little preview of the new casa and some of the stuff we're having done to it. {If you missed it, I'll do a recap on Wednesday here on the blog.} 

+ Saturday evening was a pre-Easter dinner and egg hunt at my friend's mom's house (the one who just moved to Austin but was in town for the holiday weekend). Her mother had barbeque catered in and we all enjoyed a delicious meal, visiting, watching the kids hunt eggs and laughing at the crazy boys all together again. 


+ I woke up to the sound of a certain four-year-old rifling around in his Easter basket -- and his brother's. ;) Thankfully the Easter Bunny visited soon after bedtime on Saturday night! Ha! 

+ Once Knox was awake, the boys had breakfast and got to go through their goodies, and then it was off to get dressed for church. 

+ We joined my in-law's for church Sunday morning, then made a stop afterwards at the new house to drop some more stuff off for the contractors. And we had a really fancy Sonic lunch on the floor of the new house in our church clothes before coming home for naps. (It was about this point that the Mom Guilt really started to seep through and I felt awful that my kids were missing out on time in my hometown with their great-grandparents and grandparents -- and all the yummy "normal" Easter food...)

+ The rest of the afternoon was spent resting, packing the car for another trip to the new house to take stuff over today, and I made our last official meal in this house: tenderloin, potato casserole and asparagus orzo. It was bittersweet and I'll admit I cried stirring the casserole together. But I know great things await, and I know it's not about how you celebrate Easter --whether Sonic on the floor or a fancy brunch at the Waldorf -- but the fact you do and remember why it is we celebrate: He is Risen! 

I'm off to fold a load of laundry that's been sitting on my couch for 24+ hours (whoops) and meet a contractor at the new house -- the real world awaits. Happy Monday, friends!

Linking up with Biana


  1. Such a beautiful family :) Love that picture of you guys for Easter and I'm sure the boys loved their special build-a-bear treat :) xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. Happy Monday! I'll see your Sonic on the floor and raise you a frozen pizza rolls Easter lunch, lol! It is so hard not to be the mom we want to be 100% of the time (speaking for myself here too) but if we were perfect, we wouldn't need Jesus. I've tried to do it all on my own thank you! The boys looked precious in their Easter outfits!! Good luck this week with the official move. I know it will be bittersweet <3

  3. Glad you got to see your friends! And you are right.., it doesn’t matter what Easter activities there are as long as you are all together celebrating the true reason!

  4. No mom guilt!! You're making memories and this will just be one of them! So excited for you and the new house--it's gorgeous and going to be even more so when you're done with it!

  5. Oh my gosh - the boys are adorable with the bunny and in their Easter outfits! I loved the preview of the house you shared over the weekend and am so so excited for you guys!

  6. Love their little swim trunks!

  7. What a great (and special because of the new house) Easter weekend! The Easter bunny picture turned out so adorable! The boys looked like they had a wonderful time :)


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