Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter!

We had a great Easter weekend! I love Easter. I love celebrating our risen Savior....I love spending time with family....I love enjoying the Spring weather.....I love being reminded of new life, forgiveness and hope.....I love Easter!

Matt was off from work on both Friday and Saturday, so we had a lot of family time. We started the weekend by planting a new flower garden! It turned out beautiful! We planted my favorites--hydrangeas--as well as knock out roses, impatients, salvia, and marigolds. On Saturday we celebrated one of Will's best friends--Carter--by going to his first birthday party at the park. Then, since Matt had to work Easter morning, we went to church on Saturday night. It was a little strange celebrating Easter on Saturday, but the service was great and it was nice to have plenty of parking and not fight the crowd. Most of all, we were happy to celebrate Easter as a family. It also turned out that Matt's mom was able to visit us for the holiday! She drove to Dallas on Saturday night, and was able to stay and visit for a few days. Will  loved spending time with his Mimi!! Here are some pictures from Easter Sunday...
The Easter Bunny came!

Playing in front of the new flower garden!

Will loved the toy cars...

And the bunny...

And the bubbles...

And even his bunny sippy cup!
 Somebody else loved the bubbles!

The best family photo we could get. He absolutely had. to. have. the car in the picture or he would fall apart. It was also funny to not have on our "Easter best" since we went to church the night before!


What weekend would be complete without swinging in the front yard?! Will is starting to point at EVERYTHING!

Easter dinner--steak, WeeWee's mac & cheese, strawberry salad. YUM!
I hope everyone had a great weekend celebrating Easter! He is risen, indeed! :)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The One Year Photos

I know, I know. Will is already 13 months and I'm just now blogging about his one year photos. Better late than never, right? We had these taken at a park near our house the week he turned one, and they turned out fabulous! We got connected with a wonderful photographer and she did an awesome job. If you know Will, you know he's pretty laid back. He doesn't always respond well to loud noises and hoopla to get him to smile. He'll just give you a look like you're crazy instead of smiling. Lindsey was the perfect photographer for him--she was really calm and didn't force anything. If you want to visit her website, you can click HERE. As you can see, they turned out amazing. Even better than I dreamed.

Also, special thanks to my friend Dana for decorating the birthday cake! It not only looked adorable, it tasted yummy!