We started Easter Sunday all gussied up for the Resurrection service. I thought that a photo shoot was in order, despite the chilly weather.

(It rains approximately four days a year here. TODAY WAS ONE OF THOSE FOUR. It was only for about a half an hour, BUT STILL.)

I forced the kids outside sans jackets in the hopes of some shots of their glorious cuteness.


Don’t they look thrilled?

I am an idiot. This is not news, but seriously.

At least I get an “A” for effort.

Not. Working. It.


Princess Emily



The weather was awful and the lighting was even worse. We headed off to service and I was grumpier than all get-out happy to go to Easter service. Then we got there, and it was all sorts of awesome. Easter Sunday service ranks up there with Christmas Eve service.

Absolutely amazing.

We got home and the sun was out. I thought we should try again with the shots of the three.


Emily (She of the tragic face) was none too pleased. We (Honey) tried to get her to stay.


It was a futile attempt. We let her run free.

Running away

I then took the kidlets inside while Honey hid the Easter eggs. I tried to get a shot of Miss Emily, but: 1. The lighting sucked and 2. SHE MOVES TOO FAST.

Blurry girl

Good thing Honey was QUICK WITH THE EGG HIDING.

Emily ran outside before I could get her jacket on.

(The wind. It was bitterly cold.)

Before the jacket

She had her eye on the prize.

An egg!

I managed to wrangle her into a jacket. Then I got to watch her mad hunting skillz in action.

Found it!


In the basket!



Then Graham! He saw an egg!

I see it!

He started bookin’ it!

Bookin’ it



Then it was Nathan’s turn!

I see it!


Found it!

He found one!

Now what’s next?

Then he asked, “Now what’s next?”

Dude. There are about thirty other eggs to find. Get moving.

Honey grabbed the camera. He took this sweet one of Miss Emily.

Easter girl

He tried to capture me like he did in Mexico, but this was the best one he got.  Hungry/grumpy kids and a bitter wind did not a photo shoot make.


I might add that I was in three-inch heels and did not trip ONCE. This is an amazing feat. Go me.

Enough about my bad self. This is who you really came to see.

I believe I can fly

We then spent the evening with these guys, eating Steak Sandwiches. ‘Twas awesome.

I hope your Easter was awesome too.

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  1. songsinblue March 24, 2008 12:17 am edit

    the cuteness is overwhelming!
    nicely done with the shoes, I trip in barefeet so heels are quite the challenge

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  2. witchypoo March 24, 2008 3:26 am edit

    Were those plastic eggs? Because if they were, smart move!
    The dress? Beyond cute. And Miss Emily didn’t look too shabby either ;)

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    Yes – the eggs are plastic, with a Cadbury mini egg and a Hershey’s kiss inside :)

  3. Karla March 24, 2008 3:31 am edit

    Happy Easter! And awesome shots. I especially love the one of Emily in black and white and the colourful ribbon on her dress. Stunning!

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  4. Lisa C March 24, 2008 4:55 am edit

    So cute! Glad that y’all had a wonderful Easter ~ as did we! It’s so much for with kiddos! :)
    Our church service was wonderful too … made me cry … but then again, I cry every.single.time. I’m in church. :(

  5. Lisa C March 24, 2008 4:56 am edit

    Oops … typo. I meant … it’s so much fun WITH kiddos!

  6. Beth March 24, 2008 5:17 am edit

    Is that Easter bag of Emily’s from BethanyActually? :) I liked it when she posted it on her blog.

    And I’m sorry it rained on Easter…but we had snow. My child is never going to know the joy of hunting for Easter eggs OUTSIDE! :)

    Hope your day was awesome!

  7. Randi March 24, 2008 5:41 am edit

    You guys are the CUTEST family….Evah! ;)

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  8. gorillabuns March 24, 2008 5:45 am edit

    So cute!

  9. Holly March 24, 2008 5:46 am edit

    looks like so much fun… :)

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  10. Kami March 24, 2008 6:31 am edit

    What fun! Love all the cute Easter outfits:-)

    “Dude, there are like 30 more eggs to find. Get moving”

    Tee heeeeee!

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  11. SouthernBelle March 24, 2008 6:57 am edit

    The kids looked great in their Easter fineries. It was cold here also. I don’t like it when Easter falls in March. Easter pictures (at my house at least) are supposed to be outside in front of blooming azaleas, green grass etc. Brown dead grass does not make pretty pictures. But we had a good time anyway. Love your pictures.

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  12. little miss mel March 24, 2008 7:11 am edit

    looks like fun! Happy Easter!

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  13. Mrs. Wilson March 24, 2008 7:36 am edit

    hee hee it’s amazing how a bad photo shoot can make you SO ANGRY! (I know because I’m the same way)

    And yes, Easter Sunday services are the best!! Ours was okaaaay. It was good, but we don’t have a senior pastor at the moment so it was kind of organized chaos … and oh yea … JESUS ROSE FROM THE DEAD!

    Anyway … cute kids!!

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  14. Jill - GlossyVeneer March 24, 2008 7:40 am edit

    Kids in Easter clothes = super cute

    Angella in Easter clothes = Smokin’

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  15. ali March 24, 2008 8:24 am edit

    you = purty

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  16. Hannah March 24, 2008 10:44 am edit

    It only rains 4 days a year?? Okay, then you definitely shouldn’t come and live here!! It rains a lot. You would start to hate the rain like you hate the snow.

    I do like the idea of plastic eggs with stuff inside. I haven’t seen those plastic eggs here in NZ.

    The photos of the kids hunting for eggs are just gorgeous! Miss Emily is so pretty in her Easter dress. You are also pretty in YOUR Easter dress (and heels).

    Happy Easter!!

    Hannah’s last blog post..Easter fun!

  17. Michele March 24, 2008 11:32 am edit

    The kids look awesome! I love that little dress of Emily’s! You look amazing as well! I would not even attempt to walk in three-inch heels!!! (I’m sure it would come with a sprained ankle or something!) Hope you all got a nice fill of chocolate!

  18. Loralee March 24, 2008 11:38 am edit

    Those photos of Emily with that basket of Bethany’s is just MELTING my heart.

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  19. Loralee March 24, 2008 11:39 am edit

    Woah, AWESOME grammar in that post of mine. :S

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  20. Kristin March 24, 2008 12:20 pm edit

    The cuteness is defiantly glorious!
    And you sure do get an A for effort, I am having trouble these days getting a good pic of just one kid let alone 3!

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  21. slynnro March 24, 2008 2:00 pm edit

    Your sandwiches, they taunt me!

    Pretty pictures. As usual.

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  22. Beverley Warwick March 24, 2008 2:32 pm edit

    Love Emily’s dress – it’s gorgeous. Really love the back shot of her running away. And we have plastic eggs in NZ – will have to tell Hannah where to get them!

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  23. Sharon March 24, 2008 3:54 pm edit

    Gorgeous pics! Easter is one of my favourite days. I totally cried at the church service I went to. It was beautiful! Glad you all had a fun day. :)

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  24. smizzo March 24, 2008 4:17 pm edit

    These pictures are stunning. And your family is, too..OMG!

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  25. Elizabeth March 24, 2008 5:11 pm edit

    Sounds pertty great. Love the colours you captured.

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  26. Chelsey March 24, 2008 7:21 pm edit

    cute photos, looks like you had a blessed easter!

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  27. Anna March 24, 2008 8:50 pm edit

    I love the pictures!
    Happy Easter!

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  28. SarahD March 24, 2008 10:54 pm edit

    It rained here too! Of all the days. I was so miffed…but we did the hunt in the rain anyway…so much for my much anticipated outdoor pictures. I did some indoor stuff but it was borderline nerve wracking. Love the little outfits on your kids, and you looked lovely too.
    I do love the Easter Sunday service as well…prob. the 2nd best Sunday of the year.

  29. EmilyPie March 25, 2008 10:32 am edit

    I think you did a splendid job.

  30. kelly March 25, 2008 10:53 am edit

    hey- thanks for the comment- sounds like you had a good Easter-

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  31. The Lisa Show March 25, 2008 6:23 pm edit

    They look positively adorable! Belated happy Easter!

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  32. metalia March 25, 2008 6:23 pm edit

    These are GREAT. Oh, and the one of Emily where you think the lighting is bad? I happen to love it. It totally captures life with a toddler! :)

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  33. Lisa March 27, 2008 3:26 pm edit

    I absolutely lurve Emily’s little Easter bag!!! Adorable…goes with the family I guess ;)

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