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Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Holiday

**Warning: I have lots of pictures in this one!**

We went on kind of a last minute vacation to Michigan this weekend to visit my Grandma and Grandpa for Easter. Since we have time and don't have to worry about taking off work we decided to leave early and take a little detour to the town where I grew up near Detroit. It only added a couple of hours to our trip and was well worth it. We met up with two old friends and got to drive around memory lane. I showed Kendall the house that I nailed the walls together and grew up in. I showed him all of my old schools and my orthodontist office (I spent many hours there!).(Yes, we met at McDonald's. I'm all about killing three birds with one stone. We got dinner, the kids released their energy from being in the car for 7 hours, and we got to visit and get re-acquainted!)
Then we drove to northern Michigan to my Grandma's house. Friday we visited and colored eggs and then colored the snow with the food coloring. We had really nice weather while we were up there, but they did still have some snow for us to draw pictures in. This picture is Mercedes with the "bird" that she found at Grandma's. It is a well-loved puppet that she just couldn't get enough of!
We took a little walk down the road and taught the kids how to play Pooh Sticks in the little river down the road from my Grandma's house. They loved throwing the sticks in the river and watching them come out on the other side of the road!We decided to do our egg hunt on Saturday. Growing up we always did all Easter stuff on Easter Sunday, but the more I thought about it, the more I decided that our family tradition is going to be the secular egg hunting and baskets on Saturday so that Sunday can be for the religious aspects of Easter. The kids got their Easter baskets and not too much candy and we all had fun.Sunday we managed to get everyone ready for church early enough to get a few pictures of the kids in their new Easter clothes. I also wanted to get some nice pictures of the kids with their Grandparents and Great-Grandparents. Then, while we were at it we took a new family picture that I put at the top. I just can't get over Talmage in his totally studded suit! Look out girls!
I just love these little kiddos. Happy Easter! We hope yours was just as wonderful!


Heather said...

Sounds like so much fun! I love it! Like you said, so many pictures make you feel like you're there. I love the picture with Avri in her glasses! SO cute! I also love your family pic on the top! What a good lookin group! I love the picture too of Sadie hugging Talmadge! LOVE IT! Overall, i love ALL the pictures! I want to hang out with you guys bad! Maybe we'll do a girls night over skype!

argylesocks said...

You all look so good and happy. What a fun trip. I love visiting places of the past. Even though most of mine are so close it is still such a fun thing. I hope you are all doing well.

danniellespackman said...

Sounds like tons of fun! Love the kids in their Easter clothes!

Harrisons said...

I've been thinking about taking my family on a trip to see where I grew up. Those dresses are Adorable!! And cute suit too. And is there really such as thing as too many pictures? Remember that each one is worth a thousand words and so fun to look at.

Sunny said...

Can I just say...Melissa, You look GREAT! :) Your kids are just adorable! So jealous that you went to Michigan! Glad you had fun. Hope you can make it back this direction sometime!

anoyce said...

How fun! I love the cute easter dresses and the sharp suit!

Anonymous said...

Such cute pictures. Sounds like you had a great time!!