April 6, 2015

An Empty Tomb and a Full Weekend

This weekend I…

// attended a beautifully heartbreaking Good Friday service. #itisfinished.

// prepped food stuffs for dinner on Sunday.

// slept in Saturday, ate breakfast then packed for a hike.

// spend a few hours trail hiking in Great Falls. It was a bit windy, but still amazing weather.


// namaste'd in the great outdoors.

// experienced the silence of Easter Saturday.



// painted my nails using Elle's marble nail tutorial. LOVE THE OUTCOME!


// stayed up way too late watching the Kentucky vs Wisconsin game. SO GOOD! I love college bball!

// woke up super early [6:15am] to set up for Communion at our church. It was nice being up with the sun on Easter Sunday. #HEISRISENINDEED!


// celebrated the Resurrection with amazing music, a wonderful sermon and the true meaning of Easter. #celebratetheemptytomb #becausehelivesIcanfacetomorrow.

// went home and helped prep Easter dinner.

// met most of the family at church after the late service to get an 'almost' family picture. #missingBabyspice.

// had to get a husband and wife pic, of course :)!


// enjoyed the LIVING Cross, full of flowers.

// played photo shoot at home while the food cooked. Love my family!



// stole these beautiful pictures from Babyspice. #lovelyfamilyhome



// had a visit from the Easter bunny.

// feasted on a fabulous dinner with my wonderful family. We enjoyed cornish game hen [recipe tomorrow], root vegetables, hash brown casserole, salad, macaroni & cheese, rolls, roasted cauliflower and broccoli with a side of wine :)! #doubledelicious





// indulged in a little too much dessert after our delicious dinner.



// started planning a fabulous family vacation for later this year.

// went home and spent time on the couch napping and recovering from a fabulous weekend.

// spent time building more of the island.


// prepped for Monday and went to bed.

How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun?

Linking up with these beautiful ladies  < 3

36 comments:

Myra said...

Love that purple dress on ya! Your weekend sounds fantastic!

BLovedBoston said...

Phew what a weekend!! That hike you went on looked incredible - must have been amazing!!! Your easter with your family looked so lovely - and I love that purple dress on you!! Hope you have a great start to your week doll! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

What a fun weekend! So jealous of your hike, the pictures are so pretty! I wish I remembered to take as many pictures as you during the weekend! Hope you have a great week girl!

<3, Pamela
Sequins & Sea Breezes

Elle Sees said...

omg i love your nails!! thanks for the love, girl!!

Jess at Just Rainbows and Butterflies said...

What a productive weekend you had! Did you hike in Great Falls, VA? We live in Arlington and are always looking for a good trail.

Nikki said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous Easter weekend! I LOVE the photos from your hike! So peaceful!

Amanda {Kids and Cabernet} said...

The views on your hike are stunning! You all looked beautiful yesterday and I'm making Cornish hens tonight - I love them!! Xoxo

Sarita @ it's my girls' world said...

What an awesome weekend with so much packed in. YOu looked amazing!!

Illegally Blonde said...

Gorgeous family! Love all of them. And you look tiny woman. I have nothing exciting to report other than I am still preggo! lol. xoxo

Meghan @ Me as Meghan said...

Sounds like a perfect Easter weekend! I love that purple dress...it is a gorgeous color!

Julia said...

Sounds wonderful! Your family pics look great, and love the pics of you and your hubby! You look beautiful!

Brianne said...

Your family is gorgeous! Glad you had a great Easter weekend.

Jen said...

What an awesome weekend you had! I love all of your photos especially the food haha.

Jamie said...

What a fun hike!

Christina Sotherden said...

What beautiful scenery pictures you got this weekend! I love the beautiful flower cross outside of your church. Your Easter feast looks fabulous!

Mree said...

What a wonderful weekend. Great pictures. Love that dress! You look fantastic!! Love the pink shoes with the dress.

Tori G said...

What a great weekend! You looked gorgeous as always! PS is that dessert the no bake oreo jello thingy? I'm obsessed with it...so freakin good!

Alisha said...

What a wonderful weekend! LOVING your dress!! So cute, perfect for Easter!

Rebecca Virginia said...

ooo I love the marble nails! what a cool idea!

Courtney B said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend! Gosh, I love Easter so much! My heart was full all weekend thinking of the blessings we have and the miracle of Christ's resurrection!
That hike looks GORGEOUS!
LOVE your pink shoes with that dress! Too cute! Also, so much good food! Glad you had such a good weekend!

~Dawn~ said...

Happy Easter! Your dress is gorgeous!! Can't wait to hear more about your family trip you've been planning. :)

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Looks like an amazing weekend with family, great food, and loving the outdoor yoga!

And your nails... so pretty :)

The Siberian American said...

That hike you did looked so pretty! Love your Easter dress. I've got to try that marble nail tutorial-so pretty. :)

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

Love your dress! And Easter services are my favorite..such a good reminder of what it's all about!

Emily said...

The hike an waterfall looks beautiful! Sounds like you had an awesome Easter weekend. The spread looks delish too!

JumpingJE said...

Aw, I love the hiking photos and the family photos. You're so good at going from hiking/kickball chic to Easter church chic! Love it!

Lindsey said...

I love how your nails turned out! And beautiful dress!

Ashley said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend packed with beautiful weather and yummy food!

Katie Elizabeth said...

Your hens look AMAZING!! Can't wait for that recipe! So glad you had a wonderful Easter :)

Laura Marie Keenan said...

Love seeing everyone all dolled up for Easter! Purple is your color!

Maddie said...

I love the nail color & the dress color! You're killing it, and look awesome girly!

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

Your nails came out great! Prefect for Easter. Your Easter dinner looks really yummy. Glad you got to spend some time with family. Thanks for linking up today!

~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
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Ashley said...

Your family photos are lovely and you look gorgeous! I wish I could be up everyday for sunrise but it rarely happens.. its always so pretty and peaceful! As always, the food looks delish! :)

Kay R. said...

What a beautiful Easter weekend! You all looked gorgeous!

Jessica said...

What a beautiful Easter with a sweet family! Love that you were all together to celebrate that He is risen. Such a day full of hope and joy. Best day of the year! And what a meal. Wow! So impressed with the culinary skills going on in that kitchen. Goodness!!!

And, as a side note: LOVE your shoes:)
Happy Easter one more time, sweet girl!

Janna Renee said...

Beautiful family, and looks like y'all had a fun filled weekend! The island is coming right along ;) PS. Love your pink shoes on Easter.