Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Easter Weekend with Family

Before I recap a super fun weekend with family, I just want to pause for a second and brag about how ridiculously beautiful/fun/precocious/adorable my niece is. Georgia is now 4 1/2, and there is not a day that goes by that I'm not amazed at what a wonderful little girl she is turning into. This picture was taken at lunch with my parents on Friday. I die over those curls!

The Holland House: Georgia

Not to be outdone, my nephew Blair is growing blazing fast, and is equally as adorable (in a boy kind-of way), even though he could care less about getting his picture taken.

The Holland House: Blair

Friday afternoon my brother and sister-in-law came into town from Houston and spent the night with us- what a treat!! They usually stay with my parents or her parents, so we loved that they saved a night just for us. We headed to Black Star Co-Op for dinner, totally unprepared for the line out the door! But the boys stayed in line to order while Meredith and I stalked tables, and we lucked out with a booth by a window. We had a great meal, but I felt only meh about the beer I ordered. Since we were waking up early to run the next morning, we headed back to the house for a night cap and some entertainment via prankdial.com. Sorry if you were one of our victims, but we were dying laughing over the "you hit my car" option.

Saturday brought about an early 6 mile run with my brother, followed by our weekly Taco Deli breakfast. Nothing beats tacos and coffee after a good run! They went on to a few birthday parties, while I spent the afternoon in the kitchen working on Easter cookies and bunny cake. It has been tradition for as long as I can remember, and I'm so glad we have continued to do it. I was on my own this year for making it, but am hoping that I can get some family help next year.

On Sunday, Hank and I enjoyed a much needed lazy morning together. He had been out of town for work, and I have been swamped in the kitchen, so it was nice to just have some quiet time together before heading over to my parents. Everyone met up in time for brunch, and my mom served an incredible meal. Never one to miss any details, she made sure that the meal was perfect from beginning to end.

The Holland House: Easter Party Details

After eating, we headed outside for the egg hunt. Competition is stiff among the adults (there is money on the line), and Hank and I had a poor showing last year. We meant business this time around, and ended up walking away with the grand prize egg. Georgia had her own little area, and was thrilled with her glittery eggs and candy!

Overall it was a terrific weekend with lots of fun family time- leaving me feeling so thankful for all the great things in my life.

The Holland House: Hank and Amy
Hank and Amy

The Holland House: Parents and Grandchildren
My parents with Georgia and Blair.

The Holland House: Sister's family
Sister's family- and she swears they did not color coordinate on purpose.

The Holland House: Brother and Sister in Law
Brother and Sister in Law

The Holland House: Sisters
Annual sister picture, but G steals the show with those curls.

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