Friday, April 5, 2013

Pop-up Beach Party

I feel like the luckiest girl alive right now. Joey managed to throw an amazing surprise pop-up party for my birthday this weekend after we went paddle boarding. It was an amazing site to pull up onto the beach with my paddle board to see this display. Even then I had no clue it was all for me until they told me! Izzy made all the gorgeous flower arrangements, Joey made the delicious cake and he had an amazing lunch catered in from a great vegan restaurant downtown. It was a perfect party with the best of company. I love my Joey so so much!

Look at this cake! I am still SOOO impressed he made this! I mean look how level it is and how pretty it looks against the ocean in the background. Who knew we had a secret cake decorator hanging out in these parts?!

Thanks for throwing the best surprise party ever, babe!

//Arriving at the fiesta via paddle boards. Like I said, BEST PARTY EVER!! (and even better because I didn't plan a single bit of it!)

Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter Sunday

Easter was lots of fun to celebrate with the kids this year. As always, they managed to make the holiday infinitely more fun than it would have been without them. We are so grateful for our savior and his sacrifice for us to make it possible for us to be able to spend an eternity with these two party animals. (Betcha didn't think Savior and party animals could go together in one sentence--they can).

In their Sunday best feeling fab and ready to twist and shout!
I sort of developed a bit of a chalkboard theme with the Easter dinner. We had a lovely evening with a few of the couples from our ward over. It's always nice to have some faux family to hang out with around the holidays.
The Kinder eggs we ordered in from the U.K. were a huge hit with the kids this year.
Confetti eggs were as much fun as they were messy.
I made some fun little bunny jars for the Easter candy this year. So fun. Word of advice: DON'T, i repeat, DO NOT use old pickle jars...two of the candy jars ended up just being decoration instead of edible treats because of the permeating pickle smell. Yuck!! But nonetheless, they were adorable and so fun. I used the Schleich bunnies, super glue and cheap spray paint from Home Depot.
Kenny and Ellie at dinner + hard boiled eggs
More chalkboard fun
I was so excited my wheatgrass actually grew! We were amazed as we watched it grow at least an inch a day!! I painted the little pots and then penned some spring poem lines on each one as shown by Oh Happy Day!
I even turned an ugly old cake platter into a chalkboard platter for the carrot cake with some leftover chalkboard paint.

Happy Easter!
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