a happy, happy easter weekend

I made an Easter dinner! This is a huge feat for me. I actually love to cook, but out kitchen is SO. SMALL. I live for celebrating so this year I decided to just do it. I really, truly, had so much fun. Something about homemaking, and doing the same special things my mom did for me as a kid is so fun and special. I can't wait to make an Easter meal for my own kids one day. Those are the things I dream of. 

 I made homemade rolls, ham (kinda homemade... okay not at all. I bought it from Trader Joe's and I thought I was raw. Turned out it was already fully cooked and my job just got a lot easier!) homemade mashed potatoes, and garlic Parmesan carrots. I also made chocolate chip cookies for dessert! It was a very filling, and delicious meal.  

I made homemade rolls, ham (kinda homemade... okay not at all. I bought it from Trader Joe's and I thought I was raw. Turned out it was already fully cooked and my job just got a lot easier!) homemade mashed potatoes, and garlic Parmesan carrots. I also made chocolate chip cookies for dessert! It was a very filling, and delicious meal.  

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Cutest baby carrots! "You should take a picture of those, they are cute" - My husband. He knows me so well. Already planning on it sweetie! 😘 

 A few days ago the sister missionaries came over for a few minutes to share an Easter message with us. They showed us the new lds Easter initiative video. It was beautiful, and special, and it really set the mood for the weekend. I'm truly grateful they came by that day because as small and simple as it may seem, it made a big difference to me. 

A few days ago the sister missionaries came over for a few minutes to share an Easter message with us. They showed us the new lds Easter initiative video. It was beautiful, and special, and it really set the mood for the weekend. I'm truly grateful they came by that day because as small and simple as it may seem, it made a big difference to me. 

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Brady surprised me with those Saturday morning. We skipped easter baskets and gifts this year, so this was his way of saying Happy Easter. Little things like this is what it's all about for me. 

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The cherry blossoms are starting to bloom and they are stunning! I've been looking at a very dead NYC for far too long. I'm so ready for the blossoms and green trees! 

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I went to the Prospect Park Zoo with some friends last week. How cute is Nora and her little doll. Just taking a rest in the turtle. 

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Lucky to have found some wonderful friends here.  

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I hope everyone had a wonderful easter weekend ❤