Yesterday we celebrated one of my favorite days of the year -- EASTER -- and my face hurts from smiling as I think back reliving the celebrations. It was our last Midwest Easter and it didn't disappoint (except, maybe if it was like 20 degrees warmer ;)). We started out our morning opening Easter baskets filled with candy, new summer toys, and warm weather clothes (and Eulalie's first swimsuit which makes me cry every time I look at it because it's so TINY AND CUUUUUTE).
Then we attended mass at our parish with our dear friends Carrie + Andrew and their adorable kids Stella Maris, Ophelia, and Des who are around the same ages as our kids. I providentially met Carrie a few months before moving up to Indianapolis and she totally took me under her wing when I first moved here. If you know me, you probably have heard me talking about "my super holy friend Carrie" because she is truly a gift to me and I talk about her all the time haha. As we're coming up on four years of friendship, it's going to be strange not to see them on a weekly basis//extremely difficult to say goodbye to these beautiful people. You better believe that we've already started planning lots of combined family vacations. (And Brad and I hope to succeed in convincing them to move down south...)
Aren't they the cutest?! After mass we had lots of Easter fun at their house with an Easter egg hunt and giant bubble competition outside that was enjoyed by all (it was chilly, but we pretended we were Swedish and tolerated it very impressively). Stella Maris is five and Pier loves playing with her -- he thinks she is hilarious (she is) and follows her around like a little puppy. Ophelia is in Pier's class at school, but in typical two year old fashion, they don't really like to interact with one another ha! Ophelia is the sweetest and she's such a little mama -- she much prefers Eulalie's company and pretends that E is a real life baby doll. I also tried to sneak two or three photos of Desmond and Eulalie so we can use them in their wedding slide-show one day, but he was playing hard to get #daretodream.
In continuation of our Indiana Easter traditions, we feasted on yummmayyy farm-to-table fare at Trader's Point Creamery. It's my favorite place to visit in the spring because the farm is bursting with new life. I was giddy seeing all the animals and their babies! Pier kept saying "NOOOOO am-i-na-mals" and "too messyyyyyy" which left me questioning if our move out to the country was a good idea? lolz.
We want to wish you all a very blessed Easter filled with the sacred joy of the Pascal mystery. Alleluia, He has risen! He has risen indeed! PS. This was our backyard this morning....I miss you flowers. SPRING ARE YOU LISTENING??! IT'S ME, EMILY. But I guess if it's going to snow in April, it will of course be the most beautiful Narnia snow ever.