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Monday, April 13, 2009

a MOST wonderful Easter!

Wow what a week! As I sit in my quiet house tonight getting caught up on laundry & cleaning the house feels much too empty. I have decided there are few things better in life than a really full house! Dave Sandy and Sara left today after such a fun week. The tears started as soon as we approached the airport and they seem to keep coming back. Oh but the fun we had!! Our week finished with a wonderful Easter celebration! The kids were home all weekend, and nothing spells fun like a big ole slumber party.Eight people and one adorable little puppy.Then the Greeks and Ashlyns family arrived and the fun continued. We "grilled out"(as they say in the south) and enjoyed good food and really good company.It was so awesome of her family to make the long trek to join us. And I have to say, no holiday will feel complete now without them here. What an amazing family Travis has married into! It was a beautiful day filled with all the things an Easter celebration should have....
Baseball games in the yard, sunshine and smiles galore, beautiful homemade sugar cookies(thank you Sarah) cousins arm wrestling, aunts and uncles all talking at once,an adorable new puppy nipping at peoples toes, cheers for "puppy pad" successes, church service with all my family in the pew,lots of laughter and teasing,fresh flowers and sweet strawberries,a Princess cake for Sara's birthday. And 26 people in my kitchen holding hands and saying a prayer of thanks before dinner while I tried hard not to cry at how incredibly blessed we are~


7 comments:

G & H said...

sounds like a wonderful wonderful blessed day!

Cougarnana said...

Well I feel like I was one of the guests at the Easter gathering and I had the BEST time!! It looks like it was a perfect day, with perfect people, at the perfect place! How fun for all of you to be together! BTW, Is there a particular reason that you no longer comment on my blog?????? Any minute my feelings are going to be hurt.

Happy Hour...Somewhere said...

I love the princess cake~! Tell her happy birthday for me. I wish my dog was as smart as Bentley--no pee pad success here. What wonderful memories and great pictures.

Ellsworth Party of Four said...

I looks like a great Easter! Everyone surrounded by GORGEOUS people! You can't beat that!

Ashlyn Carter said...

the best easter yet!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank You Karen for a wonderful Easter! It was truly a blessing for all!

Love Linds

Anonymous said...

Looks like you guys had a fabulous Easter! Every holiday I still miss living just a couple houses away and being able to stop in for all the fun!
Love you!
Kaitlin