Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Home is...Easter 2010 Memories

Today I'm joining Sandy at The Reluctant Entertainer for her series "Home is..."

Home is...

I love Creating a Welcoming Home, and this Easter Celebration was a fun way for our family to continue some Easter traditions we already had and also to create new memories in our home!

For our family, our celebration focuses on the Gift of Life that we have been given through Jesus. The fact that He has Risen!!!

So, after we attend Easter Morning church services, we spend the day as a family celebrating with food, fun, & fellowship!

We traditionally have an Egg Hunt for the children, and this year the weather was beautiful :) so we were able to have it outside.

The girls loved gathering tons of eggs filled with treats, new hair accessories, coins, and more treats!

Home is special because of the memories we make there.

Home is creating, and then continuing, family traditions that will bond your family's hearts even closer together.

Home is celebrating with family and friends!

Hubby's parents and grandparents came to town for the weekend, and we had such a fun time together! A huge family Easter dinner was prepared and enjoyed by all. We ate foods that are traditionally eaten by Hubby's side of the family, and laughed and talked the afternoon away!

Home is hearing the sounds of giggling children, feeling a warm hug, smelling an Easter ham in the oven, tasting sweets brought by Grandma, and seeing the smiles on your loved ones faces.

Home is making a welcoming, lovely place for your family and friends...not just because you can, but because you care.

A Welcoming Home begins with a Welcoming Heart!

I set a simple Easter table this year, using what I already had.

Bright ribbon in Springtime shades of green and pink gave a fun pop of color to the table, and complemented the pink roses in our centerpiece.

Votives filled with peanut M&M's gave the sweet-tooths something to nibble on!
(plus the colors went with the table!)

The wonderful memories we made here as a family this Easter made our little house feel even more like HOME!

For more ideas on HOME, please click on the
"Creating A Welcoming Home" link
(under Inspiration) on my left sidebar!


Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

What a great way to spend your Easter day! We have our tradition like this too. Your girls are so pretty and so was your Easter dining room table! Thank you for sharing! Have a great day!!


Lisa said...

What a beautiful family and you certainly did create a welcoming home for Easter Sunday.

Darlene said...

It looks and sounds like you all had a beautiful Easter Sunday.♥

Adelle said...

What beautiful girls! As a boyomom, I'm a bit jealous that I never get to shop for matching dresses and bobby socks!

A lovely post - and thanks for your sweet comments on my blog as well!

Consider yourself followed, too!

Jenny S said...

This is all so beautiful!

southerninspiration said...

cutie pie girls, and it sounds like a lovely day!!!

Richella said...

You know, I can really get into a table setting that uses M&M's as an element!

Seriously, your Easter table looked beautiful, as did your daughters. What a blessed day you must have had!

Musings Of A Gem said...

I totally agree! Making your home welcoming is the best..home is were a family is formed :)

Lovely yet simple

Gemma X

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I love that someone else besides me dresses her girls in matching dresses on holidays. :) :) They look lovely, and I think your centerpieces are great. Our Easter sounds similar to yours. :) Thanks for the visits while I was away. :)

Kirstin said...

I just realized I didn't get any Jelly Beans this year )C: I might have to go buy some. I love your tablescape.

jenjen said...

Hi Stacey!

What a wonderful Easter you had! I loved seeing your pictures. Your girls' dresses are so pretty!


Lei said...

Thanks for sharing pics of your lovely home! And hey - thanks for commenting on my tute over at Tatertots today!

Sandy said...

What beautiful pictures of a beautiful day! I love the pix of your 2 daughters - precious! Thanks for linking up at RE, Stacey! Hugs!

Melanie said...

Stacey, your daughters are lovely!
What a beautiful Easter celebration! Your table looks beautiful & inviting!
Thanks so much for always sharing great inspirations! Many blesings!

Tara G. said...

I love your photos! What a pretty table!

Miss G said...

Beautifully written and photographed! Kelly