Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Easter 2017

This past Easter Sunday was definitely one for the books. The weather was incredible and Piper had a wonderful time with us, as we spent the day visiting with family.

The morning started with Piper sleeping in until about 8 a.m. Nick and I were already awake, showered and sitting outside when my mom arrived with Evan and Piper's Easter basket from their house. Piper must have known, because she woke up minutes after they arrived and before we knew it, she was outside with all of us, searching for her basket, which Evan hid in her playhouse.

After they left, we gave her the basket that was left by the Easter bunny at our house. We all said a little prayer together, thanking God for all of our blessings, in which Piper ended with "In Jesus name, Amen". And boy did that warm my heart. Praying together has become one of our favorite things to do. It means so much more to me than I can even describe.

Nick and I had a lot of fun helping the Easter bunny pick out what to give Piper this year. She got a little bit of chocolate, some fun games, bubbles and big girl underwear {see yesterday's post on Potty Training}.

Nick's dad came over that morning to give Piper an Easter basket from his house and Piper had some fun playing outside for a bit before we all had to leave.

Around noon, Nick and I took Piper over to my dad's house for Easter brunch, where Piper had a great time playing with her Aunts {Maria and Anna} and her Uncle Nicholas.

Around 2:00, on the ride home from my dad's, Piper fell asleep in the car. Nick dropped me off at my mom's new house so I could hide some Easter eggs for a little Easter egg hunt that afternoon. Piper woke up just in time for me to finish hiding the eggs and to get home to make green bean casserole for our family dinner.

My mom's Easter dinner started at 4 p.m. and it was a beautiful evening spent at their new house. Evan and Piper had a blast searching for their Easter eggs, which were filled with chocolate, coins and dollar bills.

I have been meaning to get this post up for days now and I'm still running out of time here to type it up so, I will leave you with some more pictures from the week leading up to Easter. The pictures below are from when we got together with Nick's mom's side of the family to color Easter eggs {our annual tradition}.

Piper's third Easter {p.s. she's still only two} came and went in a flash. We had the best time with her! We're constantly reminded how blessed we are with her in our lives. God is so good.


  1. Piper had a full Easter of baskets and eggs!!!!!! Looks like a great day!!!!

    1. It really was -- thanks MaryFran! All the best to you :)