Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter Box Saturday

This year we decided to do things a little differently.  Usually we host Easter Sunday dinner, but this year we decided that it would be fun to meet up with my parents, sister and her boyfriend for Easter Sunday brunch and an egg hunt in Providence.  We decided that since the usual festivities were not going to be taking place here on Sunday that we would just hold them a day earlier and celebrate with just the four of us.  So, while Dave was at work, the girls and I got to the task of coloring more eggs, and making some super sweet nest cupcakes (some of which will be going to good homes in Connecticut and Rhode Island tomorrow)!
After we were finished decorating the cupcakes we opened the Easter box that arrived from Dave's parents.  They have sent an Easter box chock full of goodies every year since we were in college.  It arrived during the week and sat taunting us all week long.  In years past we would opened the Easter box on Easter, but it was nice to open it a day early this year and give it it's own day to shine!
While Dave made the glaze for the ham I set up an egg hunt for the girls.  We had hoped to be able to hold our egg hunt outside like we usually do but sadly by the time he got home it was looking like it was going to rain.
It was an absolutely perfect day, and somehow I think we may have stumbled upon a new tradition. It's the best of both worlds; a quiet family gathering one day and then getting to see our larger family the next.  And now, on that note, it's time to head to bed.  The girls baskets are filled and ready for the morning.  And I dare say that they may be our best baskets yet!  I am just over the moon about how sweet and simple they are. More on them later.  For now I will leave you with this peek at them:

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