New Traditions

Happy Easter, my dears!  I hope you have had a wonderful day, whether you are celebrating or not!

It’s always tough to be away from family on a holiday, but my Richmond friends and I made our own new traditions today!

First, we donned our Sunday best and met up at church for mass.

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The girls!

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At 85* and breezy, we couldn’t have asked for a nicer day.  We decided to take full advantage and dye eggs on the deck!

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Grown up Easter is a lot of fun!  For instance, when you dye eggs, you can also have wine . . .

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And some 90s style Vanilla Ice!

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C’mon—you know you always wanted to make an Ice Ice Baby egg! Open-mouthed smile

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My personal favorite, a special decoration for my cracked egg. Winking smile

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Here’s to the new tradition of decorating eggs on the deck!


Danielle also made Easter baskets for each of us!

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Complete with a gazillion Clif Bars in mine!  YESSSS!!!

Then, we cooked up a feast!

Beer can chicken . . .

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Team effort!  We stuffed it with (what else?) beer, rosemary, and garlic and grilled it for an hour.  So moist!  YUM!

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On the side . . .

Green beans and mushrooms with garlic and almonds . . .

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Grilled garlic bread with olive oil and parmesan for dipping . . .

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And a simple salad with tomatoes, onions, and blue cheese.

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My plate (X2 . . . or 3 . . . Open-mouthed smile)

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Cheers to Jesus!  (We are so inappropriate . . . )

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For dessert, I whipped up some simple Lemon Raspberry Tarts—super easy and decently healthy!  Winning!

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Don’t worry, I’ll share the recipe soon! Smile

And just because it’s Easter, I had to have a zillion few jellybeans on the side!

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Look at this little cutie I found!

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Baby bean!

Fun (???) fact: I hate grape flavored anything.

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They’re my jellybeans, and I’ll sort them if I want to!!!

Quite possibly the highlight of the day, though, was this homeboy chocolate bunny that Bryce got for me!

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Da’ bunny!  Word to your mother.  Yo.

Just want you to know, I think you’re a . . .

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Hope you had a . . .

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Open-mouthed smile


10 thoughts on “New Traditions

  1. Renee Byard says:

    I wish I could have been there~ That was WAY more fun! 1st year I haven’t had mimosa’s on Easter morning in FOREVER! Cheers to Jesus, fo sho homeboy~ 🙂

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