Wordless Wednesday

Easter 2011

Happy Easter to all of our friends and family! We hope you all had a wonderful day!

The girls woke up nice and early and found that the Easter Bunny had left them some baskets! They were very excited about the stickers and bubbles.  During breakfast a bunny made it’s way into our backyards and Jillian was super excited. For breakfast this year I made buttermilk pancakes from scratch. They were surprisingly easy to make and super delicious! I’ve been thinking that I need to create a recipe book that includes all of my favorites, that way I only have to look in one place. haha but that is way down on the To Do List.

Anyways, after breakfast I got the girls dressed in their pretty Easter dresses. After some mandatory photos the girls were set free in the backyard to hunt for eggs.  Olivia enjoyed her first egg hunt. I was worried that their would be some fighting over eggs but Jillian had on her good sister hat.

After the egg hunt we packed up the girls for a day at the park with Adrian’s extended family. When we arrived at the park it was pouring rain! It was a good thing I packed extra clothes because the girls were still in their dresses. Unfortunately I forgot extra shoes, nothing was too ruined thankfully. After about 30 minutes or so of not stop rain the sun decided to come out. The ground was wet but it wasn’t raining anymore!! The girls had so much fun running around in the grass.

Once the girls started to get antsy we left the park for Easter Dinner at my Aunt Angie’s house. The girls both fell asleep on the drive home, so Adrian and I got to eat dinner in peace. Overall it was a very fun yet exhausting holiday. Next year will be more fun when Olivia is old enough to be excited about the Easter Bunny too!

 

Decorating Eggs:

Easter Morning:

Mandatory Photo Shoot:

Easter Egg Hunt:

Easter at the Park:

After uploading all of these pictures I have realized that Adrian and I forgot to take a family photo again.

Anniversary Trip to Santa Barbara

Adrian and I will be celebrating our 6th wedding anniversary this Sunday. It worked out perfectly this year since it’s also Easter and spring break is nicely attached! Adrian took the week off as well. We took a four day trip up to Santa Barbara for some time away from the girls. My absolutely wonderful mother watched the girls while we were away.  It was so nice being able to get 3 nights of uninterrupted sleep. While we were up there we were able to check off something from my 30 before thirty list! I’d never been wine tasting so what better place than Santa Barbara? Since we are noobs when it comes to wine, I booked a tour. It was nice because they took us to 4 different vineyards and supplied us with lunch. At one of the vineyards, a couple, also on the tour, knew the assistant wine maker so we  got a backstage pass. We even got to try wine straight from the barrels. It was fun but it didn’t make a wine lover out of me. haha I’m not a big drinker to begin with, to be honest wine just makes me sleepy.

Here are some pictures from our wine tasting adventure.

 

Wordless Wednesday

Jillian the Flower Girl!

Jillian had the honor of being one of five flower girls in my friend Natalie’s wedding this past Saturday. She was so cute in her little dress! She had a difficult time following directions however. I kept telling her that the princess wants her to do her best. It kept her going until Natalie came out in all of her glory. haha Jillian became instantly shy and refused to line up with the girls. It wasn’t until we got outside that she cooperated. Then she had a grand old time running down the path.  I packed a backpack full of goodies for each of my girls since I knew it would be a long night for them. Jillian was an angel during the ceremony! (I can’t say the same for the other flower girls next to us).  Jillian sat so nicely playing with her magnetic doll set and her coloring book.

It was great to spend the night with good friends celebrating Natalie’s wedding!

-from Lacey

 

 

Jillian's first dance partner

I love this photo of the bride and groom

 

Wordless Wednesday

Cake Pops take 2

During the Christmas season I tried to make some snowman cake pops. They were a total fail! haha They were ugly and way too sweet (I used funfetti cake mix plus a whole can of frosting). This time around I followed Bakerella’s directions. The cakes, still super sweet, were much better than the first time. They taste like having a super moist and condensed cupcake.  Also decorating them went much better this time around. I was able to get the chocolate semi-smooth.

Here they are 🙂 

Water Leak in the Playhouse

After the heavy rains Adrian and I noticed that there was water in the playhouse. This is currently our storage unit. Since this week was my spring break from my master’s program I decided to move our possessions from cardboard boxes into plastic tubs. Once my mom and I started removing  boxes we noticed that the floor was not right. At one point we stepped down only to create a large hole in the floor. This is when we realized that something was really wrong. After all of the boxes were out of the playhouse we realized that there was a lot of mold around the baseboards. My dad and Adrian had to gut the floor to clean and fix it.

The one nice thing about this is I went through all of our boxes and purged quite a bit. I managed to get all of our storage possessions down to about 12 bins.

Once the floor is repaired my mom and I plan to organize the bins so that the girls can actually play in the house. They’ve been in heaven playing in there this week.

Here are some pictures of our progress 🙂

Day 1 Girls playing Day 2 The yard is clean goodbye boxes bins