Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter Download

I realize I'm not the only one Easter snuck up on this year, but forshizzle, I almost missed it. I started the month with big plans — hopeful thoughts of getting wheat grass planted in plenty of time. But it didn't happen. Here's how it went down at our house:


Easter clothes were purchased on Saturday.


Easter decor went up Saturday evening.


Easter eggs were dyed (rubberbands make the streaks) on Sunday afternoon.

And our pathetic Easter dinner (taco salad was on the menu, because I'm seriously not kidding about Easter sneaking up on me) was saved by an invitation to a real-Easter-dinner-plus-egg-hunt Sunday evening. Where the food was so yummy and the company so delightful that this Easter-that-almost-wasn't was possibly our favorite Easter yet.


One last highlight: an unexpected Easter package from Lindsey — full of an assortment my very favorites — pear Jelly Belly's, sour candies and caramels. It was a generous package, but she picked my favorites so precisely that it lasted about 5 minutes in my able hands.

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Blogger Rachel H said...

It makes me feel better to know others felt like Easter was sneaky this year! We too barely got easter clothes put together in time....and with it actaully being cold enough to snow on Saturday- well, let's just say I was doing a lot of positive mental thoughts to put me in the mood for Easter celebrations on Sunday!!

Monday, March 24, 2008 at 3:06:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Hannah said...

It totally snuck up on me too! It was way too early this year.

Monday, March 24, 2008 at 3:12:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Heather said...

Haha - it snuck up on me too. And I love this blog even MORE now that you've used the word forshizzle in it. :)

Monday, March 24, 2008 at 3:32:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Marlo said...

I love that yellow Easter dress!!! My daughter had the same one and I am now coveting one in my own size. Your Easter looks like it turned out great! Next year on that wheat grass.

Monday, March 24, 2008 at 3:57:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Lylah said...

talk about sneaking up . . . not only did it happen faster than i thought, but, we've been in the midst of creating a garden and then on Friday - darling hubs decided (i AM thankful) to lay the sod for our easter brunch serving 24 - outside...

today's a down day for me.

Monday, March 24, 2008 at 3:58:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Rachel said...

My daughter has the same yellow dress too. lol. Easter definitely snuck up on me this year, but it wasn't such a big deal because we don't actually celebrate.

Monday, March 24, 2008 at 5:04:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Dana said...

We seriously DID have taco salad for Easter dinner - sad I know.

We must have more in common than at first blush! I also was craving pear Jelly Bellies - wasn't quite so lucky to receive them though.

Your Easter was very pretty despite it's quick arrival!

Monday, March 24, 2008 at 5:11:00 PM EDT  
Blogger love.boxes said...

Lindsey is so nice! Sounds like a great day.. even if it snuck up on you! :)

Monday, March 24, 2008 at 5:35:00 PM EDT  
Blogger amy korngiebel said...

the top photo perfectly captures the mood. it was hard to keep my nieces and nephews from peeking out the window as we hid the eggs in the yard.

love the rubber bands for dying the eggs!

Monday, March 24, 2008 at 5:38:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Kate said...

Loved the plastic eggs in the vases. Though it reminds me that I need some bookcases!

Monday, March 24, 2008 at 6:07:00 PM EDT  
Blogger The Downtown Boutique said...

Yep, it happened to me as well. It was a good Easter, but it seemed to come just too soon.

I love your blog by the way! You have some very creative and wonderful features and posts! I would love to add it to my blogroll.

Angie

Monday, March 24, 2008 at 6:09:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is no wonder it snuck up on all of you...It is merely a fun day not a day to worship....this is to all you so called Christians

Monday, March 24, 2008 at 6:57:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Sarah said...

Hahaha...well, we went travelling, so we didn't have to do much planning, thank the Lord. I'm so happy you had such a great time!

Monday, March 24, 2008 at 7:44:00 PM EDT  
Blogger PLO said...

What is the deal with that sneaky Easter? I never adorned my home with an egg, nor grass seeds grown in an antique cheese box...WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH ME?

Monday, March 24, 2008 at 11:09:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pear Jelly Bellies--love 'em. So glad it was a happy day for you and yours.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 12:22:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Mom in Mendon said...

I managed to get a pot of cute miniature dutch iris for Easter Sunday, and lavender crocus showed up by the front porch--just in time! Happy spring and love to all.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 12:32:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Scott and Abby said...

Just wanted to let you know that I used your wheat grass idea and it worked wonderfully! Thanks for the great tip! Here is a link to the post I made.
http://eatonfamilylife.blogspot.com/2008/03/easter-project.html

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 1:41:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Kathy in WA said...

Gotta watch those holidays - always sneaking up on you. :) Glad you were able to celebrate in style despite the sneaky nature of the occasion. Great pictures.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 2:14:00 AM EDT  
Blogger pve design said...

Why it is still March! I think Easter should be in April right!
Too early, still cold, not a flower here.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 7:07:00 AM EDT  
Blogger orange you lucky! said...

It was even harder to digest the fact that easter is here when there's all this snow on the ground.
Sounds like you had a fun easter after all.
p.s: pear jelly bellies are my favorite as well!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 10:15:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Smiling Mama said...

Love those Easter decorations! So simple but so adorable!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 10:34:00 AM EDT  
Blogger The Mom of 'em said...

I REALLY love the easter decorations!!! I hope I can remember that for next year.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 10:55:00 AM EDT  
Blogger lainakay said...

Sounds almost like my Easter! Though you got pictures AND dyed eggs! I just finished complaining about my crazy holiday on my blog.

Love your color blocked Easter egg display! I've been trying to come up with something different for the matnel. Next year when I'm more on the ball I'll have to try that.

Haven't had a chance yet to dig through the Jelly Belly's for the pear ones! I think I'll add that to my list of things to do today! : )

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 11:22:00 AM EDT  
Blogger lainakay said...

That would be mantel, not matnel!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 11:25:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Cafe Johnsonia said...

I'm so glad you liked them, Gabby.

Your kids looked adorable--like you'd been planning for weeks.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 1:08:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where did the sweet liitle yellow dress come from?

Jenna

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 9:23:00 PM EDT  

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