Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Weekend + Photo Overload

I'm happy to report that the past three days have been full of sunshine, beautiful skies, and only passing afternoon showers that leave almost as quickly as they roll in. It is looking more and more like Spring out there and I'm lovin' it!

Easter weekend not only brought beautiful weather but time with family and friends. Heather (my sis), Justin and Emily (the kiddos) spent the day with us on Friday. We took a walk in the morning, ate at a local restaurant for lunch, and spent the rest of the afternoon inside playing with Abby and dying eggs. The warm, sunny weather hadn't quite arrived yet but we were able to make the most of the day anyway. It's always special spending time together and making new memories!

Then Easter Sunday came along. Jim had a day game so he headed into the ballpark early in the morning . Abby and I lounged around the house early on, then headed out to the grocery store for last minute items to make a nice dinner. Afterall, it was Easter and I figured Jim would appreciate coming home to a yummy, home cooked meal. So while Abby napped the afternoon away, I prepared a pot roast crockpot dinner. I seasoned the beef, cut up potatoes, onions, and carrots and gave it a toss in the trusty crockpot. The crockpot really is the perfect way to put together a homemade meal, forget about it for a few hours, and then come home to a dinner that is ready to put on the table!

Abby's Easter Dress - courtesy of Nana & PopPop :)

After Abby's nap, we went to church with good friends, hoping that the guys would be able to join us after the game. Of course, right before the service started, a torrential downpour hit Baltimore hard, leaving the O's with a rain delay. Not to mention it was already tied in the tenth inning. Needless to say the guys didn't make church but at least the ladies had each other. :)

Since dinner was ready when we got home, Abby and I sat down to our Easter dinner, waiting on Jim to join us. He got home about midway through, although he had already eaten at the field. So my efforts of making a home cooked meal was a success for me and Abs... and the hubs just had to enjoy the leftovers.

We all know life doesn't always go as planned. You think the day will unfold one way and then it ends up being full of twists and turns that are unavoidable. So even though we didn't make it to church as a family or we couldn't sit down and eat dinner together ... we are able to embrace the love that we share... not just on holidays ... but everyday.

Family is what matters most. Always.


Carol said...

So true and a message that I should take to heart. Abby looks so cute in her dress! I love that last photo taken with the timer...why didn't I think to do that? :)

Susan said...

She is ADORABLE Liz! But then I know you know that. The pics are perfect and so fun. Glad you guys got to spend a bit of time together.