Our Easter

Well, we started our Easter weekend by remembering what we did last Easter; announcing that we were expecting a baby! 

I still can't get over the difference 12 months can make. It just blows my mind that we are now holding a six month old!

This year marked probably one of the better Easters I can remember. 

We drove down to San Diego really early Saturday morning to spend the weekend with Joel's brother Andrew and his wife Corie and his parents that flew in from Chicago.  


As soon as we got there, we took the boys to the park to blow off some energy before their afternoon nap.  


Once they were up, the whole crew piled back into the cars and went to Stone Brewery for happy hour. 

It was the first time we had been there - and it is an awesome place. We laid on the grass drinking beers, and everyone's kids just ran around their big backyard fit with stones, creeks, and beautiful trees. 

 We were there at the most perfect time of the day, and it was such a relaxing way to hang out with everyone. Joel and I vowed to make it back there every time we go down to San Diego.


When we got home we had pulled pork sandwiches for dinner and as soon as the kids went to bed, got busy filling their Easter baskets and eggs. 


We were pretty proud of our handiwork even though Sulley or Leo could've cared less by our beautiful display! 

 We drank a few bottles of wine outside on their patio, played games, and crawled into bed way too late for my liking!

Sunday morning arrived really fast, but there was no rest for the wicked! We hit up 8am mass and were out of the house pretty quickly!

Leo didn't make it through the entire service, so Joel and I left "at halftime", and put him down in his pack and play back at the house. Once everyone was home, we had the older boys hide the eggs so that Sulley could go on a little hunt.

Which seemed like a good as time as any to start the mimosas

Once Leo was up from his nap, we let the little guys go town on their Easter baskets. Leo was actually into his plastic Easter eggs, so he got into the spirit of the day! 


It's going to be pretty incredible to watch these boys grow up together. They're just 11 months apart from each other, so forever they'll have a built in buddy which is pretty amazing. 


Corie made an incredible brunch spread so the group sat down outside to enjoy brunch together. 

We had such an amazing holiday weekend - and the best part was that we got to take Joel's parents back up to LA with us. They're going to spend a few days here and then fly back to Chicago with Leo and I (which is going to be amazing).


  1. Beautiful family

  2. Yall look like you had the best time! That brewery looks awesome!! I know you have a big week with the travel but it'll go great!

  3. Looks like a great weekend...stuffing eggs and making baskets certainly is more fun with a buddy. Sulley and Leo are so cute together!

  4. PS- We made the wasabi steak salad you shared last night and it was AMAZING!

  5. What a wonderful Easter weekend! :)

    Amy @ http://befilledwithj0y.blogspot.com