April 05, 2010

Happy Easter Weekend!


Ben was done with work early on Friday, so to kick off Easter weekend we made a visit to the beach.  It was a warm, beautiful day and we had a fabulous time.Sadie played in the sand, Ben went for a swim, and I took pictures - how perfect!

{I love how seagulls always line up and face the same direction}

That evening we had a family fish fry with aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Ben and I were shocked to discover we have a child that loves seafood!  Who would have guessed?

We spent the morning working on house projects and taking pictures for the online listing.  It's been on the market for almost a week now, but no one has come to look at it.  Pray for our success!  

In the afternoon we watched conference.  Sadie was a little stir crazy and a bit of a distraction.  Actually, I'm embarrassed to admit, we ended up showing her Barney on Saturday and Sunday so that we could pay attention. Shame on me.

I thought conference was great!  Maybe it's because I'm a mom now, but I thought there were so many talks about parenthood/motherhood/child rearing, etc.  I'm a changed woman; I'll do better!

 After the second session we decorated Easter eggs.  Sadie totally loved it!  She mostly wanted to play in the dye, but she enjoyed coloring with the crayons, too.

We had a mini Easter egg hunt when Sadie first woke up.  To say she loved it is a massive understatement!  This was her reaction to every egg she found:

We then headed over to Mike and Sarah's house for brunch with the family and another Easter egg hunt.  Again, it was a huge success :)
{Men in the kitchen - gotta love it!}

 {Family picture - thanks Sarah!!}

{She was so excited for each and every egg!}

   That evening, after conference, we went to watch the sunset at the beach. 

{Ben and Sadie happily agreed to model for me}

{We also found a neat mangrove forest that we spent a half hour tromping through}

{When I take pictures of Sadie I squat (although that's getting difficult to do) and oftentimes Sadie will mimic me.  It always makes me laugh.}

It was a perfect ending to a most wonderful weekend!


Heather Law said...

I'm glad you had a nice Conference/Easter weekend! Sadie looks so fun..she is so cute :) You are so cute pregnant too! I love your house..I hope it sells quickly. Where are you guys wanting to move again?

Christy said...

I'm glad you had such a nice weekend. Wish I could have been with you guys. Everything from playing with Sadie, to decorating Easter eggs, to watching the sunset on the beach is what I miss about Florida.

Christy said...

PS- great pictures! You're becoming quite the photographer. I know you obviously didn't take the one of you and Sadie, but I think that one is so great. She's beautiful and smart just like you.

Alicia said...

Hey Heather! We are *hoping* to move closer to Ben's work and a better school district....probably Clearwater or Palm Harbor area.

Christy, thank you for your kind words. Sadly I've never felt like a poorer photographer than I do lately. But, your compliment has made me want to try harder. I just can't figure out how to get that amazing pop to occur. Hopefully it will all click for me one day!

Sadie is so beautiful and smart, isn't she? I don't think she gets it from me, but she is quite amazing. Can't wait for you to see her this summer. She has changed so much!

Lori said...

OK, one, are you embracing your Catholic heritage with the Friday Fish Fry thing? Two, Ben has an introspective side, who knew? Third, your photos are really good!!

Natalie said...

Alicia, your photos are beautiful! I'm so impressed! I love to read your blog. It is so fun to see what you guys are up to. It helps me to feel not so far away. I'm glad you guys had such a fun weekend. Give Ben & Sadie hugs from me!

Valerie said...

What a fun weekend! I too love your photos, and want to go back to Florida for another vacation after seeing them :)

Alicia said...

Lori! What? I had no idea the fish fry thing is a catholic tradition. Seriously! Although, my mom's family are very passionate Catholics - so that makes sense.

Raven said...

First of all, you look great! Secondly, isn't Sadie just the cutest thing? I love the picture of her and Ben holding hands and how she squats when you squat. Just precious. Thirdly, the house looks great, too! I hope it sells quickly so you can be where you want to be. Finally, what's going to happen to your blog address when baby #2 comes around? Hmmmm? :)

Kimmy said...

Wow alicia, you're getting realllly good at picture taking! the one of ben and sadie in the mangrove forest was cool. 3 weeks and counting...