Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Happy Easter!

It certainly has been a Happy Easter here!  This has been our first Easter to celebrate back home in a few years.  It was great to be back, but Weston had to work a couple 24 hour shifts this weekend which meant we greatly missed him on Sunday.  The Easter bunny came to visit on Saturday morning so that Daddy wouldn't miss her egg hunt and basket opening.  I didn't grab any pictures from this because I was recording a video, but she squealed with delight with her basket.  She loved everything the bunny left her and has become a little bit of a Jellybean addict this year.

I miraculously got us ready ahead of schedule for Easter morning mass which meant I was able to take a few pictures.  I pushed the chair into better lighting and told Hannah I was going to go grab my camera in the kitchen to take her pictures.  When I came back, she already got herself up in the chair and was sitting there waiting for me.  When did she get so big?!

We took pictures with the girls after mass in front of the alter.  These girls are precious to one another.

Then we headed back to my parents house for a ham dinner.  My mom sure sets the bar high when it comes to hosting, and everything was beautiful and delicious.

We had our traditional coconut bunny cake.

The girls got a cute matching outfit, a book, and a pinwheel from Grandma and Granddad.

Fun was had.

I love how these girls are not even two years old yet their bond and love is so strong.

I love Caroline's expression in these next two of the series.

We had an Easter egg hunt out front.  Caroline was quite the hunter of eggs.  Hannah was more interested in getting what was inside of the eggs.  By the end of the hunt, Hannah only had three eggs in her basket but five treats.  HA!

Egg hunts are serious business.

Praises to my living Savior and His pain and suffering He endured for our sin.  His blessings endure forever.  Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Gallery Art for Living Room

While I was snapping pictures of our half bath update I shared here, I took some pictures of some little updates to our living room.  We're still lacking a lot in this room to give it the cozy, personal touch to it, but I think the gallery wall helped us get a lot closer to personalizing our space!

 The canvas print was only $55 and this included tax and shipping.  I used a groupon from MyPix2.com.  I had pretty low expectations after reading some reviews on google from the company, but my print turned out better than expected.  It just took over a month to arrive, but for the price, I didn't mind.

I don't have pictures in one of the frames yet, but I'm really happy with the scale of everything with the room and couch.  When I work on gallery art, I always places it out in different orientations on the floor, and I measure my width and height I want on my wall to define my boundaries.  These are the other two layouts I was considering, and I asked the help of a few friends to vote.  They all agreed on the layout we ended up with which made my decision easy.  Thanks ladies!

I also picked up this nice size garden stool from Joss & Main for one side of the sectional.

We added this antique black pedestal table we ordered from overstock to have between the arm chairs.  It really ties in with the black of our gallery frames and the black floor lamp.

We have an upholstered ottoman that we'll be using as a coffee table coming soon.  I still haven't found the pillows for the room or the console table for the other wall.  So stay tuned!

I am loving the view out all of our back windows this spring.  It's the first time we've had to enjoy spring in this house, and the view is so pretty.  It's hard for me to capture it.  So thankful for this home and God's beauty!  I am just so grateful everytime I look out these windows.

Happy Spring!