Be Happy Anyway

Be Happy Anyway
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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Not the Normal Easter

This Easter was a little strange. I am not sure where it all went awry, but there were no eggs, no bunnies. The rabbits (toy) I bought are still sitting in my trunk.

Not to say we didn't have a nice weekend, but it was not the usual egg dying, egg hunting, chocolate induced coma we are used to having.

Good Friday was a school holiday and I had intended to take the kids to the zoo, but it was overcast and cold and I remembered that I had a doctor's appointment at 2 p.m. which would have cut into the zoo trip, so we stayed home until the appointment. James went to grammas and Caitlin went with me so we could shop for a couple of dresses and a pair of shoes for her. We finished the evening with dinner out for me and the kids.Dandelions - Treasures from your children - Nightmares in your yard

Saturday morning was another cold laid back, and I checked the schedule of the local planetarium and the IMax theater. Monsters vs. Aliens was playing in Austin, so Gary and I packed up the kiddos and we drove to Austin, enjoyed a great 3D movie in IMax format and then went to eat at our favorite restaurant - Cheesecake Factory.Look mom! I am Spiderman! (Insert swooshing sound effects.)

The view from the balcony at the
Bob Bullock Museum after the IMax movie!

The boys are down there somewhere.

This morning was an early one. We awoke to heavy rains which meant no outdoor egg hunt and our house is not conducive to running around finding eggs. Church was 8 a.m. and children had to be dressed and coiffed by 7:45. Off we went for a lovely service of mostly church regulars as the other two services are set aside for those who only come to church once a year. This is my mother's regularly scheduled service anyway, so it was not a huge deal. I did remember however to pull out the camera for a couple of shots.The Victory Men on the way to Sunday service.

An obliging pose after church to show off the
dress she will probably wear twice!

Mom talking to her good friend after church.

Church was followed by our normal visit to the local diner for breakfast and then home for a long lazy afternoon - something I have not had in a VERY long time. I enjoyed every minute of it including the carrot cheesecake I brought from the restaurant the night before.

Oh yeah...TAXES are due THIS WEEK!!!! I let the time come and go and I lost my husband's W-2, so I had to file for an extension just in case some other tragedy befalls me before the 15th - something I have NEVER had to do. I will have to finish the rest of the filing tomorrow when he emails me his W-2 from work. The rest is all entered and waiting to hit send.

Not my most exciting post, but I figure you gotta take the good with the bad and forgetting my taxes is probably among the worst things I have ever done, so all in all, not too bad.


Fly Girl said...

It sounds like a wonderful weekend after all (minus that whole tax thingy). Caitlin looks so pretty in her dress. Hannah wore the dress we had to buy for honor society induction earlier this year. I guess that makes her two times.

I had actually forgotten to buy dye and extra eggs.... Fortunately, found what we needed in the pantry (and 'fridge).

Good luck with your taxes! I hope you get it finished up quickly.


Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

It still sounds like you had a LOVELY weekend! The Imax movie sounds like so much fun! I love the photos - thanks for sharing!

miruspeg said...

So we have to take the good with the bad do we Annemarie!

Does that mean we also have to smile with the sad,
Love what you've got and remember what you had,
Always forgive but never forget,
Learn from mistakes but never regret,
People change,
Things go wrong,
But just remember life goes on!

:-) :-) :-) :-)

Sorry about that I couldn't help myself, couldn't stop my fingers typing!

So this was not a NORMAL Easter, but it sure sounds like you had a fun time with the family.....nice pics.

Joseph picks Dandelions all the time....I love how children love to give flowers to people they love.....gee there was a lot of love in that sentence.

I suppose you must think I have been just in a silly mood.

See ya later.........alligator


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I think it looks like U had a FAB weekend....well, minus the whole tax the photos! :):):):):):):):):):)):)

Octamom said...

Great minds, my dear--my post for tomorrow is about my lack of traditional Easter pics this year--it must be catching, although you actually did manage to get some great church pics!

Glad that you were able to play and relax this weekend!


Anonymous said...

i'm glad you got to relax and enjoy the holiday. i'm sure the kids really loved going to Austin. we had a very unusual Easter this year too.
Jake had to work most of the weekend so he really was too tired to go out of town to see the kids. we stayed home and worked in the yard and just and relaxed once Jake got home from work.

isn't it crazy how fast certain days of the year seem to spring upon time being one of them. hope you got it all squared away.

MJ said...

An 8:00 service. I gotta admire someone who has the skill to get her family to church by 8:00. We're lucky to be on time for the 10:55 service!

SILVER said...

Taxes?? Ouch.. painful.

Have a wonderful week ahead, my dear!

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