Easter 2016

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

It only took me 4 days but I'm finally blogging about our Easter weekend! We didn't get home until late Sunday night and the rest of the week, we've been trying to catch up. It's funny how if you miss your Sunday chores, your whole week is thrown off.

Friday, we had a pretty low key night and I packed for our little road trip south. Saturday, we kind of slept in and then headed out towards Stephen's parents house for Easter. We stopped by the Restoration Hardware outlet and it had some amazing pieces but nothing we needed. They did have some beautiful cribs and I was so tempted to go ahead and buy one to save for one day ;) We will be going back there once we're pregnant to see if they have any good cribs then. We also stopped into J Crew Factory - I found nothing and Stephen found some pants. I did realize that my 3" chino shorts are looking a little too short so now I've got to start buying the longer ones :/

We finally made it to Stephen's parents house and they bought our niece a high chair so we put that together. Gotta get some practice when we can ;) They also surprised all of us and upgraded their badminton set so Stephen and I got out there and played his parents. They also surprised Stephen and I and got us rocking chairs for the front porch! I asked for them for Christmas but Home Depot didn't carry them during that time so we got them this past weekend! We love them but unfortunately, it's been rainy so we haven't gotten to use them yet. After our Home Depot run, Stephen's little brother came into town and we made burgers for dinner and spent the rest of the night hanging out.

Proud Uncle with the assembled high chair lol

It's not a trip to Okeechobee without a vanilla coke and boiled peanuts from the drive thru

Sunday we were up bright and early for sunrise service. We all thought it was going to rain but it held out! Unfortunately, it was muggy as ever but thankfully it was only 1 service outside lol After the service, we had our traditional pancake breakfast that some of the church members make and then we headed to Sunday school. Right before 2nd service, my BIL & SIL arrived so it was great catching up and playing with my niece before the service.

She found my watch and LOVED it... would not let it go - it was the cutest thing

Trying to make Siena smile

We're almost getting too big to fit in the frame!

After 2nd service, we headed home for Easter lunch and crafting. Usually, we dye eggs but Lauren had the idea to do a craft with the girls since the eggs just get wasted. She came up with the idea of making an Easter flag for the front yard! Such a good idea and they turned out so well! The rest of the day we played with Siena, played badminton and finished up crafting. Before we knew it, it was after 6pm and time to head home.

Everyone got an abundance of Easter candy!

Loving her new chair and sitting at the table like a big girl for lunch!

Working on our Easter craft

The engineer in me came out...

3 Generations of Hirst girls sewing watching my MIL sew

Our finished products! Can't wait to hang our outside next year!

And what's Easter without the boys' raw Easter egg toss? This year it broke on Stephen

We had a great Easter with family celebrating our Lord's resurrection! Hope everyone else had a great Easter (although I've already read most of your posts and it looks like y'all did ;))

Linking up with Jessi.


  1. What a lovely easter weekend!! Funny enough I played badminton this weekend as well! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

  2. Such a fun weekend! I wish we had a RH Outlet close by! :)

  3. I love your dress. Perfect colors for Easter!

  4. What a great holiday! I love that you girls all did crafting together - such fun!

  5. SO fun! I'm in love with your dress! So happy ya'll had a fab Easter!