Our Easter {2014}

Today was such a good day.

Would we like to be at home with our families for Easter?  Yes, absolutely.  But that’s not our reality right now and we’re so lucky to have a community here in desert that helps make holidays and celebrations feel special like they would at home, especially for Grae.

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Our day started with an easter basket search and after working our way from one end of the apartment to the other, we found it hiding behind the shower curtain of the main bathroom – hah!  Grae took her time opening her goodies and testing them out / trying them on along the way…

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Beside the basket, was a dark chocolate hen, which is by far the biggest, best treat she’s had in her lifetime. {Not to mention the fact that I found it in Paris and it came all the way back to the desert in Brad’s carry-on backpack!  Hey, when you find organic, fair-trade dark chocolate that is at least 70% and Easter-themed, you have to seize the opportunity. ☺}  Now off with her head!

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Before long, it was time to get ready for a courtyard Easter gathering planned by a few of the moms in the buildings…  The weather was gorgeous {despite the fact that it was already 37 degrees at 8:30 a.m.} and the kids had a wonderful time searching for eggs and treats and decorating and dyeing Easter eggs.  We finished off the festivities with a community brunch, then headed upstairs to cool off and enjoy some family time.

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Gracen was super excited about all of the new goodies in her basket, so from Snakes & Ladders to play dough Easter eggs and painting, we tried it all.

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Then it was time to try and take an Easter photo…  How did it go?  Well, I’d say these photos speak for themselves, don’t they?  Clearly, time for a nap – much to our surprise, for all three of us!!

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Well rested, our little doctor donned her scrubs, and got to work helping patients.  Beware – the treatment of choice today seemed to be the ‘compromise’, which according to the doctor, consists of a regular check-up in combination with a vaccination.  Hah!

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The afternoon was finished off with a little swim in the courtyard for Miss G, and some reading time for Brad and I, and a family dinner…  Happy Easter, everyone!

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One thought on “Our Easter {2014}

  1. We missed you so much this Easter. We were not home, we know that we are all connected no matter where we are in the world! Remember last Eastervwe were all together in our yard doing the Easter hunt. I love Gracen’s Easter outfit! She is more beautiful each & every day! Can’t wait to see you this summer!

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