Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter Recap

Happy Monday!  I hope you all have a great weekend.  Mine was a bit of a whirlwind, but a great weekend, nonetheless.  I was at my parents lake place just under 24 hours, so it was a quick trip, but it was just what I needed.  I'll let the photos do the talking!

I hadn't seen baby Charlie for 3 months and my gosh, he has changed!  I love his curly red hair!!  He does this awesome worm/army crawl move to get around.  It's adorable.

This is the view I woke up to on Sunday morning.  Talk about peaceful!!

Here I am with my nephews, James and Charlie.  Charlie had just woken up from a nap so was not really into picture taking!

It was really quiet when we were getting dinner ready and us adults were like - 'uh oh, what are the boys up to now?' (quiet is usually not a good thing).  Turns out they were quiet because they were on the couch reading.  This makes their book-loving aunt VERY happy!!

After dinner, Matthew snuggled up on the couch with me for a bit and James and Andrew jumped in for a self-portrait photo.

And soon it was time to say good-bye to this place...  But I will be back in just a month as I have my nephew James's first communion in May.  I can't wait to return then, and many weekends this summer.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I am definitely starting my week a bit more calm. The CFA exam is just under 8 weeks away, so I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.  Those brief 24 hours gave me a glimpse of what life will be like again once the CFA is behind me.  I can't wait!

28 comments:

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

Looks like a great time! I love that the boys were all reading before dinner :) So cute!

Becky said...

I'm so glad you got to relax a bit this weekend! And wow, Charlie has grown so much! (Love it when babies do the "army" crawl!)

Hope your week goes as smoothly as your weekend!

Kyla Roma said...

It looks like you had such a great time! I'm so glad you got some quality down time & hope your week is just as fun :)

Amber @ A little pink in the cornfields said...

I'm glad you had such a great weekend! Those weekends are absolutely necessary during stressful times like these.

You're almost done! I'm so excited for you!

abbi said...

Looks like a gorgeous view. And, boys, sitting quietly and reading books? Wow, that's impressive!

missris said...

What a beautiful place to relax! I'm glad you were able to get away and see your family for Easter. It's kind of hard to believe the CFA is that close, huh? You're almost there!

B and B said...

What a great weekend! Miss you all!

Carolina John said...

Indeed, a little time away can be all it takes to hit the mental "reset" button. good call!

Nora said...

That is a beautiful house! Love it and the photos are adorable. Glad you had a quick getaway! <3

amy b.s. said...

sounds and looks like it was a great weekend!

Marlys said...

I'm so glad you took pictures! I didn't even take one so these made my day! We were so glad you could join us, even if it was less than 24 hours!

San said...

Ah, what a wonderful weekend with family! And look at your cute red-haired nephews ... adorable!

This lake house is really awesome. It's like out of a movie! :)

Alli said...

I cannot even handle Charlie's hair! Gorgeous. Great pictures, I'm glad you got in some quality time with the fam.

My Passover Seder's were nice and I have some big news... I have a boyfriend. He's cute, sweet, funny and he worships me; unfortunately he's only 3. Sigh.

Raquelita said...

I'm glad that you were able to get away - even if it was only for a day - and enjoy time with family. I am trying to get caught up on everything after a whirlwind trip to Toronto for passover. I'm hoping I have a chance to write up a post this evening.

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Your parents lake home is BEAUTIFUL! And I love that bright pink cardigan you are wearing. It looks awesome on you! So glad you were able to fit in some much-needed time with family this weekend!

pinkflipflops said...

love the house! cute pictures. ;)

Abby said...

Wow the house looks gorgeous!!! I cannot wait to see it in July!

Charlie looks like a little ham! How cute! I am in love with his red curls! My goodness - want to smooch those cheeks!

I can tell our nephews are getting older, as they all actually posed in the picture you took. That is super impressive!

I bet their quietness-in-reading made you such a proud aunt! Too sweet!

Jamie and Missy said...

The house is beautiful!

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

The house is BEAUTIFUL! This is the new house, right? So glad you were able to sneak in some time with your family. Sounds like it was very much deserved!

Stephany said...

Oh wow! The lake house is GORGEOUS! I don't think I could ever leave. :)

I'm so glad you had a great weekend. I think you needed to have some time away.

And Charlie! I can't get over his hair. He's adorable!!

imlivinginadream said...

All those pictures with your nephews made me swoon! Seriously cannot wait for mine to be old enough to come snuggle up to me, read on his own and just be an older little boy. I know I'll miss the baby days but I'm still so excited to see his life in the future!

qwerkyqook said...

Great post. Loved the cabin pics, I've never seen any before!!

Gracie (Complicated Day) said...

Look at the little red-head, precious!

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

I love the red hair! I am glad you had a good time this weekend with your family!

8 more weeks! This year is flying!

Cherry Blossoms said...

WOW Love the new cabin!! Super nice.
I can't believe how big Charlie is! Your nephews are so adorable!

CharisFaith said...

Your nephews are all so handsome!!! LOVE the red hair!!! I'm so glad that you were able to get a brief respite from the studying!! You can see the light at the end of the tunnel and what I've known all along you will make it through the tunnel!!!

Leigh said...

So glad that you were able to spend time with your family this weekend even if it was for a short time. Your parent's new cabin is gorgeous!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Glad you can see the light at the end of the tunnel! It will be over before you know it :-)