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Tons of Easter Pictures & a 32-Week Bump Shot!

Happy Easter, everyone! I hope you all had a lovely holiday ... our weekend was wonderful, and the weather was perfect. Just like early spring in New England should be ... sunny and 50 degrees. I have about a bajillion pictures to share with you, so I'd best get on with it!


Easter crocus

Bookworm took the picture of the crocus above. A beautiful sign of life on this most blessed day.

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On the Easter Vigil, a plate of hard-boiled eggs ready to color ...

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Bill helping Earlybird with egg-dipping. I had really hoped to do "natural" egg dyes this year (all the rage right now, but more importantly, a great idea for chemical-sensitive kids like EB) but I just couldn't pull it together. A project for next year perhaps? I'm sure things will quiet down once we have an infant in the house. ;)

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Easter eggs always remind me a bit of Christmas lights ... two bright ends of the same circle. :)

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Eggs drying ...

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And baskets ready to fill ...

A few hours later, veeerrry early Easter morning ...

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(Some of us were more awake than others.)

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The boys and their baskets ~ time to start the day!

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Four baskets this year, including one for Baby-O on the far right.

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We've had this silk forsythia wreath for a few years now, and to me it has become such a symbol of spring. I love hanging it where it can catch the sun.

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Cut flowers soaking up the morning sun, waiting to be arranged into vases.

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My mum made 20 of these beautiful felt napkin rings ... in addition to the colors above, she also made white, lavender and deep purple flowers.

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A sunny bay window filled with Easter treats for our guests ...

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Earlybird receiving a special Easter gift from his Nana and Papa ...

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A gorgeous wooden tree house handmade in Vermont!

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The dessert station filling up ...

(Penny, these next two photos are especially for you. :))

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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake made by my Uncle Karl.

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A sweetly sprinkled and frosted chocolate cake made by my Mum.

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Mixed candies ...

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I love using old family dishes for parties like this ...

The above "asparagus" dish belonged to my grandmother - perfect for Easter or any spring gathering.

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The dining room table set for eight with blue dishes (some mine, some mum's).

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And the family room tables set for 12 with old family linens and our wedding china.

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Just before dinner ~ it was time to look for those eggs! 

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This is Connor, one of our cousins from New York. He worked so hard helping EB find all those eggs!

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My dad and my brother, Matt.

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My lovely Aunt Marcia with my one of my cousin's dogs ~ this is either Sophie or Lily, I'm not sure. 

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A bit of a fuzzy shot, but this is my cousin Kara and her boyfriend, Manuel.

Connor's little brother, Finn ~ just two years old and the sweetest little boy.

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Bookworm and my cousin Kate who kindly agreed to be Baby-O's godparents!

And speaking of Baby-O ...

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32 Weeks today! (I felt like a giant Easter egg, lol.)


Whew, that was a whole lot of pictures! If you're still with me, I thank you for your patience, and for sharing in our day ... one of the things I love most about blogging is having this convenient place to store family pictures and memories. It's fun to look back at how we did things, who was with us, and how things have changed (or not) through the years.


Have yourselves a good night, my friends ... see you here again sometime soon!