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Scenes From Easter Weekend

Apr 1, 2013

First of all Happy Birthday to my Sister!  Today is her Birthday and I can’t wait to celebrate once we get in town!  Maybe my nephew will be born on her birthday- although now that I think about it hopefully not,  who likes to share their birthday?

We had a lovely low key Easter in town. We decided we wanted to celebrate just the three of us, no traveling til after.  Friday night we used the leftover chicken from our Crockpot tacos to make some kick ass Nachos. The chicken saved really well.  It was a great way to use the leftovers.

Saturday we spent alot of time outdoors.  We walked this cool oyster trail near our house.

Then we made Val’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Treats.  They were so good.  I could not stop eating them.

This is Sterling patiently waiting to dig in.  Not really I could hardly snap the picture before his greedy hands snatched one!

 Later that afternoon the ice cream truck came thru our neighborhood.  Who knew the ice cream man started in March?  Sterling was thrilled he had never seen a truck filled with all ice cream!

 Sunday we of course hit up the Early Easter Service at our church.  I wore my old Ann Taylor Dress and BaubleBar necklace.  Pink and yellow seemed like the perfect Easter combo to me.

 Sterling woke me up at 6:45 to see what the Easter Bunny brought him.  He was so excited.  How could I not let him eat some of the candy.  He was definitely on a sugar high when I dropped him at the church nursery.

I have to thank my blog reading friend (I should have asked your name!), we were outside trying to get pictures of each other with Sterling and she stopped and offered to take a family picture.  It turned out so well.  We have so few pictures where we are all looking at the camera and smiling.

As much as I love and really enjoy cooking this weekend I just wasn’t feeling it.  We picked up the most amazing Easter Dinner from Piggly Wiggly.  Matt and I swear they have the best fried chicken in town.  It was a Southern Delight and so nice not to cook for once!  I cleaned my plate in seconds and then felt ill for eating so much!  But it was good.

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Happy Monday!

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  1. Glad y'all had a great weekend! I want an oyster trail!!

  2. You and your family look gorgeous! Fabulous looking weekend!

  3. LuLu says:

    Love the dress and your Easter dinner.

  4. Sara Mueller says:

    So glad you had a great Easter weekend! And thanks for the shout out! I am so glad you love it!

  5. Happy Easter sweet friend! Love the pictures of you with your precious family!

  6. Nat says:

    Such a great family photo! That Easter dinner looks delicious

  7. Caroline says:

    You're so sweet! I was happy to take the picture.. and my name is Caroline :)Sterling is SO cute in person. Glad y'all had a great weekend!

  8. Looks like you had a fabulous weekend!! Those Easter treats look delish and why is fried chicken so good?? I haven't had it in FOREVER but now I am craving it! haha

  9. Y'all are such a beautiful family. Lilly and Fletcher were totally on a sugar high all weekend. My family was like, who is this child about Lilly, bc she's usually so quiet around them. Now I know to just get her high on sugar.

  10. What a super sweet family photo! And I am so jealous that you had a warmer Easter than we did.

  11. Val says:

    Looks like you had a wonderful Easter. I always love your family pics and all that food has me so hungry! YUM. I'am so stoked you made my recipe. =))

  12. Meredith says:

    Looks like a gorgeous weekend! Happy Birthday to your sister and best of luck to her for a safe & healthy delivery!

  13. KatiePerk says:

    Fun all around! Those treats look divine!! Great fam photo!

  14. Sterling is too cute! What an adorable family y'all are. Sounds like a perfect weekend. Walking in the park, no major cooking and just being together! love it.

  15. I adore that family pic!! You need to frame that!

  16. Love your Easter outfit! Such a cute family! And the About Me page is so fun! Love Sara!!

  17. lori says:

    love your easter outfit, that pink and yellow combo is gorgeous on you!

  18. Christina says:

    is it bad that in the first picture my eyes darted directly towards that delicious looking cocktail? whoops. love the easter outfit and that new about me page is so great. šŸ™‚

  19. Tess says:

    You looked so amazing at Easter! Such a great dress! And random, but I see a lot of Sterling in your sister – good looks run in the family! šŸ™‚

  20. Michaela says:

    Such a fun weekend! Sterling is sooo excited and happy! Those treats look delicious and pink is totally your color šŸ™‚ love love!

  21. looks like a super relaxing Easter and that food looks delish!

  22. House As Is says:

    Hi Natalie! I am posting this question as a comment in case anyone else might benefit from your response: Where would you recommend staying in Charleston with a (well-behaved) almost two-year old for a mini-family getaway? I adore your blog, hope you have time to through some advice our way! (with baby we'd be spending some significant time in our room so I'm thinking somewhere with a pool and good restaurants on site?)

  23. Such a fun recap and so sweet to just hang with the three of you. Beautiful family.

  24. Isn't it nice to just have a low key holiday every once in a while??? We kept ours really simple this year too and I was *SO* glad we did! And now you have me thinking about fried chicken for dinner tonight (c:

  25. Sounds like the perfect Easter weekend to me! I say this too often but your fam is just precious.

  26. Loved your outfit and your sweet smile..:)

  27. Love that yellow dress! Can you believe all the new stuff coming for JCP's new collections> i just did a post on some of the home stuff there on Sat. Very reasonable. Great pics of your family. Your little guy is sweet:)


  28. Alicia xoxxo says:

    Looks like a great Easter! Love your pink and yellow combo. One of my faves! And it is so exciting that you are going to be an auntie! Keep us updated!