Easter & Some Random Thoughts


Easter. What a fabulous day. The weather was perfect, my family was here, church was amazing and I just felt thankful for so much. Easter is one of my most favorite holidays. We of course had to take some Easter family photos after church and oh gosh! I think I need help- I have crossed that line of LOVING (obsessed with) dressing the girls in matching outfits. They will hate me later but as for now they get a kick out of it and I will ride that train until it’s over. I mean come on? How can I not? They are so stinkin’ cute in their dresses.

Thank you all for the sweet and encouraging comments, emails and tweets about fostering. Totally overwhelmed us in the best possible way. You guys are so awesome. Thank you, thank you! I will definitely be sharing more in the next week about our journey thus far.

This is random but you know what I am listing to right now? The soundtrack to Sister Act 2. So good. It’s been my favorite for many, many years. It’s right up there with the Newsies soundtrack.

I ate a lot of sugar yesterday because 1. Lent was over and 2. It was Easter (duh!) and I am paying for it now. Ugh. So sick to my stomach. Guess that’s what happens when you haven’t had sugar in 40 days. Tomorrow the sugar will be put away and we will be back to clean eating. I have some overall thoughts to share on my first Lent experience this week as well as how I see clean eating fitting into our day to day life. I can’t believe how much this cleanse changed us.

Finley’s had major trouble with teething this past week. Goodness gracious. That poor child has cried for 3 days straight. Today she actually smiled and it was so awesome. I’ve felt so terrible for her and my nerves are shot. We are glad to have you back little Fin!

Ok. With that I am off to take a shower (yep, at 4:34pm). Finley just went down for a nap and Rowan is zoned out watching My little Pony after a full day playing outside. Hello 20 mins to myself.
Hope you had a great Monday!










Denim Shirt: Madewell
Skirt: Anthropologie
Cap Toe Flats: Tj Maxx (Similar)
Glasses: c/o Bonlook
Watch: Michael Kors

Dress: Gap
Denim Jacket: Crew Cuts
Flower Pin: I made it
Sandals: Saltwaters

Dress: Gap
Sweater: Gap
Sandals: Saltwaters

Jeans: Forever 21
Denim Shirt: Forever 21
Sweater: Old Navy
Boots: (Similar)

  1. Love the family Easter photo!

  2. Love the girls’ matching dresses with different jackets. Also, you and Kev are looking pretty slim in these photos! Still doing the cleanse? Your family is so beautiful!

  3. I seriously can’t handle the cutest that is your adorable family! hope you have a great week πŸ™‚

  4. You look fabulous! I love how your girls are not too matchy matchy… Perfect family pictures


  5. Oh you guys all look adorable. Love the matching dresses! Look forward to hearing everything coming up, and hope you’re feeling better by now! πŸ™‚ Aloha

  6. Emmilee •

    Totally random observation: you are looking fabulously trim! (and I mean that in the least creepy way possible) How much are you running these days?

    Also, your girls are just the sweetest.

  7. Michelle •

    Your hair looks fantastic! Great photos πŸ™‚

  8. Such a beautiful family! Looks like a lovely Easter πŸ™‚

  9. Cute girls! My sister and I had matching outfits (mostly made my Mom) for years – and we turned out just fine. We still end up in matching outfits all the time. πŸ™‚

  10. Laura T •

    I started to sweat when I saw the words “teething pain”…. flashbacks to my baby girl a few weeks ago…

  11. Danielle •

    Hey! I’m just reading for the first time. Heard of you often, but just now coming to read while checking out next years line up for Hope Spoken! And, well, I read this line and couldn’t agree more:

    This is random but you know what I am listing to right now? The soundtrack to Sister Act 2. So good. It’s been my favorite for many, many years. It’s right up there with the Newsies soundtrack.

    I spent a year…a solid year…of my adolescent life watching Newsies at least once a day. Soundtrack makes me the happiest. and Sister Act 2…”Oh happy day….Oh happy da-ay-ay!” I mean stop it right now. πŸ™‚ New RFL (reader for life. Its a thing. don’t look it up…just trust me. πŸ™‚

  12. AHH! You guys take THE BEST family photos. You look gorgeous Jen and all the outfits are so great. Your blog always brings a smile to my face! I love your thoughts on Lent too and you inspired me this year to give up coffee. It did show me some hard things about myself. Thanks for challenging & inspiring us all!

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