Father’s Day 2017

Father’s Day always is around TJ’s birthday so usually it’s just a special celebrate TJ weekend! This year was no different. The Sunday after his birthday was Father’s Day. I made breakfast for him and then we had a BBQ at his parents’ after church. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, we love you, TJ! You’re such a great dad and wonderful husband. Thanks for putting up with us.

Playgroup Easter Egg Hunt

We had a neighborhood playgroup Easter Egg hunt one morning before Easter and it was a hit! We did some Easter crafts first, then hunter for the eggs, and of course enjoyed the spoils of our hunt (as seen below with devouring all the chocolate from his eggs). We love this neighborhood so much!

Grandma & Grandpa’s Easter Party

Since we were married, TJ’s parents have had a little Easter party with his siblings and then the grandkids. Here’s our first one with the grandkids:



The kids first decorated picture frames with their Christ photo and then did an Easter egg hunt. Finn clearly was thrilled to be a part of the group photo. He did decorate his frame though and put a sticker heart right on Jesus’ chest. So, that was pretty cute. Here’s a video of our day!

Easter Day

We had a really nice Easter at church and then had our neighbors over for dinner. We took some photos before church, just like last year so I did a little side-by-side comparison of how Finn has changed in one year. Kind of crazy! Finn did not want to take photos with me, apparently. So, you’ll see that in the mix. And then you’ll see my table for Easter. Nothing fancy, but the napkins and napkin holders were my Grandmother’s, my sister just gave them to me. It was really special to use them. She loved throwing events/parties/dinners and I like to think I got that from her. Hope you all had a great Easter!

Valentine’s Day

Eva and I decided it would be fun to make homemade valentines for school, so we made a bunch of butterfly tootsie roll pop things. Then, we went to Target one day and she saw Shimmer and Shine valentine heart things and she just had to have them! Ha! Soooo… we used the S&S ones for school and the homemade ones for dance. She loved making valentines though for all of her friends and family.

The day before Valentine’s day, Eva had her party at school, which she was thrilled about. I did cute little heart hair and she insisted on wearing an all-heart outfit.

On the actual day, Eva kept asking what special things were we going to do for Valentine’s day? Uhhh…? That girl just wants to party all day, every day! Haha! So we had two of her buddies over and they decorated sugar cookies together and made more valentines. After they left, I did this homemade heart hopskotch on the ground which I thought was such a cute idea until two minutes later when Finn ripped it all off! We rented Trolls to end the night. We had a babysitter that evening and got to sneak away to see Arrival.

TJ had flowers and chocolate delivered for me… so sweet 🙂 ! I’m grateful for this hunk.