A Quiet Easter + Easter Table Decor

As y’all know, we spent a quiet Easter weekend at home.  It felt very relaxed and seemed like we didn’t do a whole lot until I started pouring through the pics.  On Saturday we did a lot of yard work, but also a lot of lounging in the yard.  Honey put up my hammock and it was just absolutely delightful.

Of course, every time I had just about dozed off this little nose poked up to see what was what.  Honey thought I should let her up on the hammock with me but I know her well enough to know we both would have landed on our heads in the pinestraw in about two seconds flat.  (That dirty little mouth had the best time nosing around in the holes we were digging to plant, transplant and divide plants this weekend.)

The boys were relentless in reminding me about the fact that they haven’t had a egg hunt or had the Easter bunny come in two years.  I know, I know… but we were on Spring Break!  So I hopped to it and did a GIANT egg hunt for them and a friend.  Easter baskets were already full for Sunday so Target bags had to stand in.

Sunday morning we made resurrection rolls for breakfast.  They always look forward to this and I think they are really the sweetest.  You can find the details in last year’s post >> Palm Sunday + Resurrection Rolls

We got all dressed up for mass and took a few pics on the front porch before heading out.  When I was looking back at the pictures later in the day I felt so regretful that they were growing so fast.  But then I checked myself and let myself be overjoyed at this fact.  I am truly and immensely grateful that they are growing and thriving, and are healthy and well loved and happy.  Sometimes I get hung up on on the fact that it does go fast but more and more frequently I have been reminding myself that this is right and good and the way it should be.  <3

Thanks to the wi-fi camera that can be operated by my phone (behind Whit’s back), Easter 2017 was documented…

So, so, so grateful for these three…

I was lamenting the fact that the Easter bunny brought baskets full of beach toys to bestie M and she opened her home and amazing pool to us for the afternoon.  Her family was off to the Braves game and we got to enjoy this oasis and all the goods from the bunny.  It was perfection.

Late Easter afternoon I set our supper table on the porch.  I picked up this gorgeous floral wrapping paper at Target not know what I’d do with it, but it made the perfect runner for Easter.

The two arm chairs are new from Grandin Road.  After four years on the porch, my white fabric ikea chairs were pretty done.  I’ve moved the chair bases to the attic but pitched the covers.  There was no getting them clean.  I couldn’t love their replacements any more and will share more pics and details soon.

I picked up two bunches of tulips at Trader Joe’s Friday once we determined we were staying in town.  The vase is a canister from my Lenox china, and the white plates are the same line.  The bunny plates were from Ross Simons eons ago.  The glasses were Ballard Designs (outlet!) and the napkins are World Market.  The napkin rings and straws were Target Dollar Spot.

This my second year making the bunny cakes and they are not only adorable but delicious to boot.  I used the Bunny Cakelet Pan and my lemon coconut pound cake recipe.  I’ve now used the pan twice and bestie M has borrowed it as well.  I want to say that it is really nice, SO easy to clean and the cakes come out perfectly.  I have had other shaped and specialty cake pans that make me want to pull my hair out :-)  You can find the recipe and all the details in last year’s post >> Our Easter Table 2016

In addition to bunny cakes, I picked up a tiny little boneless ham from Publix with a brown sugar glaze.  I made Mother’s twice baked potato casserole because we always have that at family holiday dinners.  Honey made the asparagus.  It was a simple but yummy meal.

Thank you to all that continue to ask about Daddy-O’s progress.  He’s home but Mother said the pain is pretty intense.  He starts PT Monday so I will give an update on how he does after I talk to Mother.

I hope that you and yours had a wonderful Easter and enjoy a great week ahead!

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