Easter Top Ten

I have a lot of Easter pictures this year - my poor Facebook friends. I have whittled them down to the top ten so your eyes won't glaze over about halfway through this post.

I give you:

Our Easter Weekend 2014

Brought to you by my iPhone, our camera, my work camera, my mother's iPhone, Instagram and Miss Carolyn at church.

It started out with some egg dyeing with the kids' buddy, B:

We are really square when it comes to dyeing eggs - no stickers, no glitter, no patterns, just a box of Paas and a dash of vinegar. Not that I don't like fancy eggs - I love fancy eggs - but this is the way that we did it when I was a kid. Our children are growing up very differently than The Engineer and I and I like to keep some things simple and traditional. 

But I do have a little bit of glitter in our table centerpieces (I just can't help myself):

via teamskelley on Instagram

Our church egg hunt  - okay I cheated, I made collages. But they count as one!:

If there is a tree close by, he's going to climb it. #nineyearoldboys

Easter Sunday:

Big Kid grumped and groaned all morning about wearing his bow tie (I found it in the men's section at H&M). I thought that he looked handsome. I found Little Kid's dress on sale at Nordstrom and it is still available! Great quality and comfortable, which is important because she will not wear anything fussy and stiff. I was in love with all of the soft ruffles. Her gold laser cut flats are Old Navy and they did not rub blisters, which I was a little worried about.

This year I told the Engineer that all I wanted for Easter was some Peeps (you know I love me some Peeps). Not only did he deliver, but he made a Peep Scavenger Hunt and hid them all over Casa de Skelley. He made us work for them!

My teeth are going to rot out.

On to our Easter church services!

Our music ministry director, Katherine + Big Kid and his buddy R., looking sharp + The Engineer and Miss Pat, looking like a soap opera star:
We always have our Easter service in our gym to accommodate the larger crowd. We also ate breakfast at church, which was very nice after rushing around like mad to get everyone dressed in their Easter finery and out the door.

Easter afternoon at Gramma and Grandpa Dale's:

Everyone else looks great, I look like a dude. Such is life.

When I was a kid, my mom owned a gift shop. She started off in our garage when I was just a bit older than Little Kid and grew the business until she had her own corner shop downtown. I grew up in that gift shop. Even though it has been closed for several years, she has not lost her knack:

After our visit, we headed back home to check on our ailing Fat Dog - more on our old hound tomorrow. All in all, the weather was gorgeous, everyone was healthy (most importantly my new nephew - as you can see, I will be an aunt later this year) and the day finished up with me in a Peep coma. Good times.

I hope that you and yours had a wonderful weekend!

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  1. Everyone looks fantastic. I'm glad you had a wonderful day! The Engineer really made you work for those rotted teeth! LOL!

    1. He will regret it when he gets the dentist bill - ha!

  2. Next year I want to decorate more for Easter...you always have the cutest things in your house!

    And that white blazer!!! love!

  3. I am glad y'all had a wonderful weekend.


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