Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy Spring! Happy Easter!

We spent a fabulous Easter 2008 and have many wonderful memories! We made the decision to stay put in our new home for the mini-break instead of driving to spend the holiday with our families. Although we missed our traditional family fanfare, the choice turned out to be a good one. Jim spent most of last week battling a very high fever and I am pretty sure he would not have been able to make the five hour drive on Friday. Luckily he was back on his feet by Saturday and able to enjoy a bit of family time with Lia and me.

We were thrilled to receive an invitation to Easter dinner from our dear friends Laura, Kevin and Emma. Emma came home from China at exactly the same time as Lia and their birthdays are only one week apart. They welcomed us into their home like family and for that I will always be grateful. We enjoyed getting to know Kevin's parents. We also met Kevin's brother and his wife...the parents of two lovely girls, Jamie and Mary. Lia took part in a grand Easter Egg hunt (thanks Kevin!), ate a delicious meal and tormented the ever patient Jamie to no end. Laura even sent us home with left overs. It doesn't get any better!

Before bed last night, I asked Lia what her favorite part of our busy day was. After careful consideration, she replied, "The whole day!". I have to agree with her on that one!

I hope you all had a blessed, happy, healthy Easter!

Lia, Mary, Jamie and Emma
The Easter Bunny cake Lia and I made. We took this picture AFTER transporting it and I didn't realize he was a little worse for the wear. Luckily he still tasted great!

9 comments:

Bridget said...

It looks like you had a great Easter - love the bunny cake!

Danielle said...

That cake is adorable! I love it!

Hope you had a wonderful Easter.

Jboo said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Easter! Very cool cake -- you and Lia are so talented!
Janet

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

Kate,

We have been blessed to have so many dear friends who welcome us in like family and it is great! I am glad you share this special bond with this cool family.

I love the cake you and Lia made. I think it looks perfect. I hope Jim is feeling better and you girls don't get anything nasty. Don has been sick for a week. Not sure if it is flu, strep, all the above. Today I think he has pink eye. Waiting for the shoe to drop for us girls. :o(

Glad it was a great Easter for you and that Lia recognizes the blessings in her days...Awesome parenting!!!

Love,
Lisa

Sharon said...

Great bunny cake!!! I love all this Easter!!!

Linette said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Easter. I can't believe we haven't "met" before since we have a lot of the same blogging buddies. :) And I love the bunny cake...so cute! I'll be back-your blog is great!

Doug and Terrye said...

I agree with Lia, "the whole day" was great!!! Love the cake, I see no flaws...only lots of beauty :)

Terrye in FL

(hope you don't mind I added your link to my "favorites" on my blog

Erin said...

My mom made me a cake just like that when I was a little girl! So darling!

Denise C said...

What a wonderful Easter you shared...with dear friends! I am so glad your hubby was feeling better by then! Lia looks so beautiful in her pretty Easter attire! What a little doll she is!!!
Thank you for sharing your special Easter blessings with us!!
Your family is precious!
Sweet Blessings,
Denise