Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Weekend

We had a busy and fun weekend. It started off Friday night. Nate wanted me to come watch his regional championship basketball game so at the last minute I found a sitter and we made a night of it by going to dinner beforehand then meeting up with 2 other couples whose husbands play on the team and heading up to Lynnwood for the game. They won in overtime!!! We went for dessert after the game to celebrate and by the time we got home it was a few minutes before midnight...yikes!!
The next morning was our annual Easter egg hunt. We also decided to start doing small Easter baskets on Saturday so that Sunday can be dedicated to focusing on the Savior and the miracle of the Atonement and Resurrection.

The egg hunt was so fun and the weather finally cooperated this year and turned out sunny and 65 (which is practically perfect for us North-westerners!) The kids had a great time playing and when it came time to distract them so we could hide the eggs the Easter bunny (aka Nate) happened to show up and was in the mood to play duck duck goose! The kids loved it!!!

Saturday night was the adult session of Stake Conference and we were lucky enough to have our same favorite sitter again :) The talks were are all very inspiring and I was so glad we'd made the time to go. After the meeting we joined up with some friends for a late dinner and got home around 11.
Today was Stake Conference, which means a LONG 2 hour session trying to keep our boys quiet so the rest of the congregation could enjoy the speakers ;) Actually, the boys did quite well and I didn't have to take Jack to the kid's room until the last 15 minutes.
This evening we had a really yummy dinner with two other families and had a really fun time visiting and letting the kids go crazy in the bounce house! I attempted decorating a carrot cake for the first time and it turned out to be a lot easier than I initially thought! I tried a new recipe from thegirlwhoateeverything. It had pineapple in it which made it really moist and flavorful. Ethan helped me tie name tags around the peeps to use as place cards :)

I hope you all enjoyed your weekends and had some time to reflect on the Savior, who has done so much for us.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Earth Day

I've been busy

lately with lots of projects. Mostly fun, but sometimes a little hectic. I'll be posting pics soon of the bridal shower favors I finally finished, the cupcakes I'll be making for said shower, and our fun plans for the upcoming Easter weekend. In the mean time, here's what Jack was doing the other day while I was back in my room working on one of my many projects!



That is a bag of Bisquick on the floor folks, super fun to try and vacuum up!

The boys also got to attend a really cute Easter-themed story time at the Bravern.  They supplied cute Trophy cupcakes and lots of yummy organic snacks and water bottles. The boys hardly paid attention to the stories because they were so distracted by all the treats being passed around! But they did shift their attention once the Easter Bunny showed up :)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Oh My Gorgeous!!!

There are many reasons that I should have a little girl of my own, and this party just made the list! You have to check out this gorgeous barbie-inspired birthday party posted on tomkat studio. The girls even had someone show them how to walk down the runway and pose for the camera after they'd all been dolled up!!!

For more pictures and details check out tomkat's blog here.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Creative Wedding Invitation

I subscribe to lots of blogs that feature weddings, mostly because weddings and the planning that goes into them are just so fun and interesting! I saw this creative invitation made by two photographers getting married and thought it was really cute. It seems like you could use this for family reunions or other types of gatherings as well.

for more details click here