Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter 2014

This Easter weekend was so full of blessings, including the three above (although Laura's performance at church was not exactly one of them).

Saturday I got to participate in the Chickamauga Chase, a 15K through a historic national park and battlefield. Sheryl and I ran it both last year and this, and plan to continue the streak.

I came home to a very relaxed family, which is about all a mom can ask for. Kids played together, amused themselves, and stayed pleasant!
Easter prep for two different egg hunts meant digging up these plastic eggs, which turned out to be an outstanding source of entertainment for Laura. She stood on a chair and closed them all, then re-opened them, countless times.
After church, and our traditional waffles, we wandered down to the Kings for an egg hunt with them and the Bergstroms. Good times and great neighbors.

Later in the day, the Francos came over to finish celebrating Easter with us, which of course meant another egg hunt. We always cherish our time with this family!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Spring Break 2014

The kids and I hit the road and headed to Sarasota last week for some fun in the sun. We would have preferred to have Tim with us, but we managed to have a great time with the grandparents anyway.

We made a couple of visits to the incomparable beach on Siesta Key:
 Spent LOTS of time at the pool, (where we often encountered other visiting grandchildren):

 Danny put his fishing rod to use with Grandpa, though alas they came away empty-handed:
 We made a day trip to Epcot, where it rained a LOT but we enjoyed ourselves anyway (despite Laura's look here):
We opted to skip the five-hour wait to see the princesses from Frozen, but did get to visit with Sleeping Cutie, which Laura is still talking about:
 And we relaxed a lot, including curling up with a good read on the lanai. Basically, what spring break should be: