At the beginning I guess!

Early Easter morning I crept downstairs to wake up Danyette & Tweeb. The night before, we had agreed to get the girls up at 6:00 am to check out what the Easter Bunny had left. Hope & Ains were first to jump out of bed. Ellie, Addison, Mya & Liv were soon to follow. They were all so excited to see what had been left. They each got new dresses, swimming suits & lots of yummy treats. But the fun was cut short because we all had to be fed & ready by 9:00 for church. Charli was being blessed that morning. So it was kinda chaotic for a couple of hours but we made it out the door & to the church 10 minutes early. What?!? I seriously couldn't believe it. We are awesome!!

Charli was blessed by her Grandpa Memmott. He did such an awesome job & boy did she ever look adorable. After church we all ran home to grab salads & head over to Grandpa & Grandma Buchanan's where Tiff (one of my very best friends, who also takes awesome pictures) was waiting for us to take some family photos. She did an amazing job!!! Here are some of my favorites.Here's the whole family. I sure do love these guys!!!

I LOVE THESE PICTURES!!!!! Did I say I love them? I really, really, really love them!!!

I love this one too! Aren't we a cute little family?

By the way Tiff, you did such a great job! We truly LOVE our pictures & can't wait until they arrive so we can put them in frames & display them all over our house to enjoy every single day.

The blessing luncheon was at noon, so once Tiff had gotten pictures taken we were busy getting butter on the tables, spoons in the salads, ice in the cups, & so on. Earlier that morning, my Mom hid 21 Easter eggs for each of our girls. They couldn't wait any longer to go hunt them down. Each of the girls had to draw an Easter egg out of a bowl to see which color they would be hunting for & they were off, plastic bags in hand (duh? we totally forgot their Easter baskets). I loved watching all of them run around Grandpa & Grandma's giant yard searching for their eggs. They were adorable!!

Hopey was on a mad dash to collect her GREEN eggs!! She was totally focused, no wonder she does so well in school.Ellie ran around the yard so fast that this was the one & only picture I was able to get of her while hunting for her PURPLE eggs. Mya Moo was so stinkin' cute! She would pick up every single egg she came across & would then chase down (or try to chase down) the girl that it belonged to. She did however manage to grab one of her YELLOW eggs from time to time.Ainsley had no rhyme or reason to her PINK egg collecting. She was all over the place. She would run from one area of the yard to the other especially if one of the other girls told her they had found one of her eggs. She was tuckered out after the hunt, that's for sure!Addison wandered the yard searching for her BLUE eggs. She was very thorough. She tried to grab every egg that was in a specific area before heading to another part of the yard. I think her method was definitely the most productive. What a smart little girl!!

All of the girls found Alivia's ORANGE eggs for her. She loved all of the attention. She especially loved the yummy treats inside of her eggs.

The girls had a blast running around the yard, searching for their eggs. They had definitely worked up an appetite after that. By this time, CJ's family had arrived so we all sat down to eat lunch. It was mighty good!! It was nice to sit around & visit for a while before heading back home. Once we arrived home, the Gladwell's immediately started packing up their things to head back to Salt Lake for the night. Their flight left the following day. Their trip seemed so short but we were so glad that they were able to come out for the week. We LOVED having them at our house. It was great to spend time with them. We already miss them & can't wait to see them in June.

Later that evening Brayd, Ains, Addi, Liv & I snuggled up in the theatre room & watched Harry Potter. The Easter Bunny brought the family the entire collection in blu ray. The girls were totally pumped to sit down & watch them. (All of you out there who think these movies may be somewhat scary for my 4 & 3 year old must know that they also love The Lord of the Rings. They are completely nuts, I know!) We ended up watching The Sorcerer's Stone & Chamber of Secrets that night. We LOVED them!!

So that's it. That was our crazy, awesome, wonderful Easter. We hope you enjoyed yours as much as we did.


Bree said...

Such cute girls and awesome pictures, too...I love the one of alivia screaming! SO CUTE! :)

Travis and Cristan said...

I LOVE the pictures! Tiff did anawesome job! What a cute idea for an egg hunt. Smart little adds!
I miss them too. I wish we could have spent more time with everyone!

Butler Family said...

Darling family pictures!!! We had ours done too - and I can't wait to see how they turn out. I love your idea for the egg hunt! I might have to try that one next year! Seems someone always gets ripped off - and since the easter bunny usually color codes things that would be a great addition!

The Quarnbergs said...

I am so glad that you like your pictures! I had a blast taking them! I think we are going to use the color coded eggs next year. Thanks for the idea!

Tweeb and Danyette said...

The pictures turned out sooo cute!! I can't wait to see all of them. The pictures of the girls getting their easter eggs captured it perfectly. The day went by WAY to fast. We can't wait to see you again....soon!!!

Dawn Rae said...

What some great pictures! It is good to see your whole family.

Angee and Jayden Leishman said...

Darling family pictures!