Tuesday, April 10, 2007

spt - easter 2007

i am officially in love with our easter photo!

(what you can't see is that it is approximately 45 degrees out, and i am frantically digging my toes into the ground and furiously leaning forward so as to avoid tumbling backwards into the pond, but, eh...)



what i loved most about easter 2007 was that i was able to relax. i daresay, i almost played! matty was home for the entire weekend, and managed to stay awake past 8 pm! jack was well behaved (mostly), and i committed to wrapping up chores on saturday so that we could truly have a peaceful sunday.

so, here is my little nuclear family knot, dressed in orange. we laughed, and read books, and decorated eggs with easter wraps (thanks, amanda!) and shared blueberry sour cream coffeecake(thanks, amy!) jack stayed awake on saturday night until the red sea parted (thanks, mr. de mille!)

i will always love this photo, as it will remind me of a peaceful weekend in time, a weekend when i remembered that i love these boys with all that i have.

35 comments:

Kristi Brooke said...

Happy Easter!
I love the color orange and it just doesnt' get enough attention in my book

i think it is great what memories this picture will bring for you in the future.

i am a little worried about my spt today, it reminds me that i struggled with following directions in school. ok off to give i a shot.

Jenny said...

What a beautiful photo. I love it! We did an orange family photo one year--it is one of my favorites too. You all look so great in orange. And I would never know it was that cold outside.

Thanks again for the fun challenge!

Mandy said...

I really like your family photo! You all look happy and I'm glad it will always bring a smile to your face. What could be better?

carlo said...

yay for relaxing weekends-- those certainly do not happen enough, do they?

oh and orange is my favorite color so i was tickled to see your beautiful family decked out.

so glad that your weekend was wonderful...

Kelly A. said...

Adorable! I am officially in love with your picture too. Not only do you look relaxed, you look happy! Perfect.

Rachel said...

You've got to frame that photo - gorgeous! In captures a truly happy family! I am so glad to hear your weekend was so pleasant and relaxing...as it should be!

Barb said...

Easter should be about family time. I love a good family photo - the relaxing weekend shows on your face.

Allison said...

Great family photo! I too love the color orange.

I am glad you had a relaxing weekend they are the best.

Thanks again for the challenge!

Angie said...

Love you in orange. Great picture and you can't tell it is chlly outside.

Thanks for these challenges.

Kari said...

What a fun Easter shot!! Those Easter wraps sound good and it sounds like you had a nice relaxing day.

Thanks for the challenge (that I kind of failed at this time)!!!

katie said...

I am new to the challenges, thank you so much for making me realize something I never had. I did not realize that this one time is addicting to make you see yourself and your life in a way I never have before.

I love the orange and love the Easter picture

andrea said...

I love orange. I will have to do this next year as it is one of my favorite colors. Your family looks fabulous! Glad you had a great weekend.

Price Cream Parlor said...

Great family photo! Love that it will bring back memories of a relaxing time! That, in itself, is a great gift!

donna said...

What a wonderful picture of your family.
I am glad you had a great easter.

Elizabeth said...

I agree, you all look great in orange. I am glad you had a relaxing weekend.

Chris said...

The orange family picture is beautiful!! I love it. The picture makes it look like spring and not as cold as it has been in the east as of late. Your challenges have been so fun to read. Thanks for the fun!

Amy said...

Beautiful. The photo is fantastic. And I loved that you thanked Mr. De Mille!

Michelle A. said...

I feel relaxed just hearing about your weekend. It was a little crazy until Sunday for us -the girl's are still getting used to daddy being home.

Love the family photo!

Amanda :-) said...

You hide mild panic very well! I'd never have known you were frantically trying not to fall into the water there! Haha!

When I lived in Holland, orange was the national colour, so people wore it with great pride and it was always associated with special days. Therefore I love orange, and you all look really happy together. Glad you got to relax!

Jessica Cornman said...

You are so lucky to even attempt being outside on Easter! We had a few inches of snow!!!!!!!

I think my spt is a bit different today....:) I have to agree with kristi brooke - I also had trouble following directions in school............

Jill said...

Orange is the perfect color for springy Easter photos. I love all your reasons for loving that photo and am so glad you got to relax.

Bridget said...

Great picture. Make sure you hang that up in your house.

Glad you had a chance to relax. :)

Sheri said...

that is a great picture. you guys look like you had a great Easter weekend.

sista # 2 said...

I can see why you love it!! That's cute of you to say!! Wish I had one too -got the kids though.
Your post below with the pix is killin me!! I was laughing SO hard - my sistas & I had Jessica McClintock gunne sac dresses too!
(same style) That was the IN thing -and pricey too! What a look, huh! -ciao,Janae

Kelly said...

Fabulous photo! No bonnet required. Your family is all the frill you ever need. And, how to find 3 people who all look great in orange?? This would be disastrous in my family, but so so cute in yours!

Tina said...

Great pic - love the orange!!! Thanks for the challenge! You definitely look happy, not like your struggling not to fall in the pond or freeze!!!

michelle said...

It sounds like your Easter was perfect! You have such a good looking family. I love that all of you matched. Thank you so much for this challenge, it was so nice to reflect on past Easters.

Tiffanie said...

Orange is my absolute favorite color! Love the photo, it is adorable!

Crystalyn said...

your picture is wonderful and you don't even look like you're fearful of falling into the lake ( : i'm glad you had such a wonderful weekend and peaceful easter.

Lucy said...

Beautiful photo, Lelly. I'm glad you had a great Easter!

Laurie said...

Your son is so cute. Hallelujah for a great photo to capture a memorable moment. :-)

Elizabeth said...

Hey Lelly! My friend just joined the spt ranks. Bucky at http://mcsmash.blogspot.com/

amy m said...

Cute photo of your sweet family. I love that every time you look at that photo you will remember your weekend and how much you love your boys.

Dana said...

I am glad you will always have fond memories of this day. :)

I love the pic of your family. You all look happy.

Laurie M said...

Great post and photo and SPT challenge. I just created a blog and joined in on this one for Easter. (http://laurie-laurie'sblog.blogspot.com)
Thanks for the inspiration!