Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Weekend

One of the reasons we were excited to move to NJ last year was because we would be closer to my family in MA and our good friends, Dan & Brenda in PA. However, despite being only a couple hours away, this past weekend was the first time we have been able to visit with them since our move. Ryan finally had a free weekend, so we drove down to their house first thing Saturday morning.

Dan & Brenda have been some of our closest friends since we were first married and living in Greenville. Our apartments were only a couple minutes away from each other, and we were always getting together for an impromptu dinner or movie night or Wal-Mart shopping run at 10:00 pm to buy more Christmas lights. I love that we can always pick up right where we left off every time we see them. They have two little ones, and another baby due any day!

The weather was absolutely beautiful, and Avery did great in the car on the 5 hour (round trip) drive. She slept for about an hour each way and spent the rest of the time talking to her toys and giggling to herself. We couldn't ask for an easier baby!

Avery loved playing with Carter and Elli and thought they were hilarious! Elli was so sweet to Avery and wanted to sit by her at meals and share her toys. After lunch, we walked to a nearby park and let the kids play on the slides and swings. Avery greatly enjoyed her first ride on the swing. I think she would have been happy to swing for the rest of the day.

 After a relaxing afternoon and pizza for dinner, it was time to get back on the road and head home. Although we wish it could have been longer, we are so grateful for a great time of fellowship with such sweet friends.

Resurrection Sunday was pretty low-key for us. We had great services at church, and Avery slept for 2 1/2 hours this afternoon, so that makes for a good day! Our Easter outfits were actually coordinated this year. I needed a little sweater for Avery's sleeveless dress, and I found some yarn I bought a year ago that just so happened to match a dress I got last month. Add a new tie for Ryan, and we were set!

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