Sunday, April 24, 2011

A Family Easter

by Meghann on April 24, 2011

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What a GORGEOUS day to celebrate Easter!

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We all gathered at my Aunt and Uncle’s beautiful house for an outdoor Easter picnic near the water.

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Their property sits right on the Indian River and always makes for a picturesque party location. Nothing, but water and sunshine as far as the eye can see.

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This is my cousin’s little girl, Lexie.

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Lexie likes to flip.

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Lexie likes the water.

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Lexie, also, LOVES bubbles.

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Oh, to be three again. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Oh, and Lexie likes chocolate eggs.

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So does Lilly. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Chomp!

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I had a couple of chocolate eggs and some of my Mom’s homemade spinach artichoke dip while we waited to eat.

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Slowly, everyone began to fill in and the food tables filled up.

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Lunch time!

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My plate had a little bit of everything.

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With the majority of the plate going to the colorful salad my cousin prepared.

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The Chilled Lemon Asparagus dish I prepared was a crowd pleaser. Thank you Sarah for sharing the recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Dessert!

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An Easter Cupcake, Grandma’s Upside Doen Pineapple, and Lemon Cake. I was in dessert heaven. ๐Ÿ™‚

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After dinner came my favorite part – hiding of the Easter eggs!!

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Can you spot them?

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Ok, I lied. My favorite part isn’t hiding the eggs, it’s setting the kids loose hunting for them!

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(this is only a few of the 100+ photos I took of the kids looking for them!)

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Remember that Paula Dean Coffee Float my Dad was experimenting with yesterday?

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He was ready to put it to the test.

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Coffee Float

  • One part cool coffee
  • One part milk
  • Chocolate Syrup

Mixed and poured over vanilla ice cream.

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Mmm…. Derek and I shared. ๐Ÿ™‚

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After coffee we said our good byes.

Bye Lilly!

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Then drove the 2.5 hrs back to Tampa.

I want something light for dinner. Maybe sweet potato fries or a nice bowl of oatmeal? Both sound good right now.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter holiday!

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