Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Eggstravaganza (Yes, definitely overused).

Well, it was definitely a weekend to remember. Let me share....

If you remember anything I've said about my Mom, you know that she goes out of her way to make people feel special. She just has that gift. My brother and I told her that we would all be in for Easter and it was the first time since Christmas to be home. She had a load of goodies waiting for us when we got there!

These special treats were delicious.



We also walked in to a feast! Mom prepared lots of food and set the table springy and beautifully.





When I saw the bountiful feast she made, I laughed and said "Mom! This is exactly what you made the night I told you I was pregnant! What if Luke and Hollie (my brother and sis-in-law) came in and said that they were pregnant tonight?! Wouldn't that be weird?"

She laughed at me. Husby rolled his eyes. He tells me that I always think everyone is pregnant.

So, everyone gathered around together a few hours later and I snapped some pictures of the food. Y-U-M!!!!



We had muenster chicken (my favorite), the best mac-n-cheese in the WORLD, broccoli casserole, twice baked potatoes and huge delicious wheat rolls. Man oh man, it was heaven.



So. We gathered around the food, grasped hands and prayed.

Hollie jumped up and said, "hold on - I got you a little Easter present."

I nudged mom and smiled at Husby.

She came back with a little Easter bag with an egg in it. "It's no big deal," she said, "but open it at the same time".

I nudged Mom even harder and smiled at Husby even larger.

This is what we saw:





I screamed, "I KNEW IT! I KNEW IT! I KNEW IT!" and threw my arms around my brother in congratulations. I am so excited that Levi will have a little cousin so close in age and even better, in the same town! They will be exactly 6 months apart. How fun is that?

I told Mom next time she wants someone to announce their pregnancy, just go ahead and make muenster chicken. It works every time. Well, in our family, apparently.

After a long and relaxing celebratory dinner, we retired to our rooms for a cozy nights sleep. Look at what was waiting for us!





Forget an Easter basket, Mom made us an Easter Eiffel Tower! It was full of fun gift cards and money. Um, hello ---- it was amazing!!! I screamed. A lot.

However, she did tell us to forget it being about us anymore. After this, it's all about Levi and new Baby B. :) Hee Hee.

And our bathroom was stocked with everything and anything we might need.



Check my preggy belly in the mirror. Haha! Hilarious.

And, because they're pretty, my parents room and their ammmmmazing bathtub that I am in love with.



45 comments:

  1. Wow! You are one lucky girl!! =) I've never heard of that chicken dish before, hmmm...care to share the recipe?

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  2. Oh my gosh, you hit the motherload with your Easter goodies! I didn't even get a card this year :( Ha. And I dig the egg pun. You went there.

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  3. I want an Easter Eiffel Tower!! Hook a bloggy sister up! :)

    And what a cute way to share the news! :) Congrats to your bro and your fam!

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  4. Babies babies everyone! Congrats to them - looks and sounds like you had an amazing Easter weekend.

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  5. Looks like a fun Easter to me. I am so excited for Hollie and Luke. Luke, the Dad - now THAT would be a reality show!

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  6. The amazing bathtub even has a "chandy" in it! Looks like you had a blessed Easter!

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  7. Wow! Your parents' house is very ... well, extravagant! Congrats to your sister in law!! How fun to have close cousins!

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  8. Of course, your mom has quite a gift for making things special! Congratulations to LUke and Holli!

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  9. You are pregnant psychic! That's great your sister-in-law is pregnant. Your room looked awesome, your mom seems so sweet.

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  10. Beautiful pictures! The food looks so good and everything is so pretty. You are very blessed! On, and congrats on your new nephew or neice that's great news!!

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  11. Oh please please please share some recipes with us!!!!!

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  12. I am so excited for you whole family. How special that our kids will be so close in age and in friendship.
    Your mom is AMAZING. I can't wait to see how she has such fun spoiling little Levi and baby B. And I agree with Verla, Luke as a daddy is going to be a blog life in itself. Tell him to begin one for us now so we can enjoy the journey with him and Hollie as we have with you. luv ya

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  13. Their house is BEAUTIFUL & I am SO excited for your brother & sister-in-law. How exciting!! I love that she cooked the same meal for both announcements :)

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  14. Money doesn't grow on trees..it grows on towers! I knew I should have not spent all these years looking for the money tree! ;)

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  15. I think I've said this before...do you think your mom would like to adopt me? You are very lucky to have such wonderful parents!

    Definitely need the recipe for the chicken dish!

    Hugz,
    Michele

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  16. And I forgot.. congrats on the upcoming new addition in your family!!

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  17. HOW EXCITING!!!!!!! YIPPEEE!!!!!

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  18. What a beautiful house you mom has! And congratulations on your new little niece or nephew :-)

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  19. That food looks delish! I'm so excited for Luke and Hollie!!

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  20. So fun that Levi will have a cousin so close in age! Easter next year will be so fun!
    And I'm thinking you need to share the recipe for that chicken dish.
    Oh and my favorite thing in all of the pictures? The stand up fan sitting in your parent's beautiful room. I come from a family that has a fan like that in every room! Gotta have that fan!

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  21. I came upon your blog through the blog of a blog friend :O)

    Congratulations on your new baby! I hope you get your dream of being a SAHM soon. It's a wonderful blessing and gift.

    Your mom is a wonderful roll model for you! Are you sure her name is not Martha????

    Wowzers on that Eiffel tower thing! I hope I can do something that amazing for my kids one day. But on a Pastor's salary, uh, probably not LOL.

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  22. Your mom is absolutely AMAZING. In every way. Does she have a blog? She needs one, I have decided. (o:

    And congrats to your brother and sister-in-law with the baby news. How exciting that little Levi will have a cousin so close to his age!

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  23. your momma is one of a kind! she definatley has that gift! love her!

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  24. that is so fun!! I've always wanted to tell everyone I am pregnant in a fun way!! (Maybe the next one, hehe)

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  25. how exciting.. my sister in law.. is having a baby 19 days after me:) So ours will be close too and I am excited as well and what a cute way to tell you guys! How fun in the money tree and your moms decorations and well her whole house.. is amazing!! love it!! And love seeing your belly in the mirror! u are too cute my friend!

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  26. Yes, please share the chicken dish recipe!

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  27. Wow! Your mother is so stylish and I am in love with her house!!

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  28. Your parent’s house is beautiful! Sounds like a great Easter. I do agree with you, I feel like everyone seems to be getting pregnant lately. Congrats on the new addition to the family.

    By the way can you post the recipe for that Muenster chicken, it sounds wonderful!

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  29. Let me just say your mom's house is GORGEOUS!!

    That Easter Tower was awesome! I've never seen that before. She's definitely a giving person. Not everyone is.

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  30. Congrats on the new addition to the family!

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  31. wowzers - your parent's house is so glammy! I guess it is just reflective of her name, right?!?

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  32. I love that story! How fun! And, the chicken sounds good. I think you should post the recipe!

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  33. Wow!! You had a great Easter! Your parent's house is fab! That gift tree...amazing!! Xoxo

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  34. That is so exciting! The little cousins will be so close!

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  35. Wow! That's all I have to say.

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  36. Hey December 14th is my birthday! Geez your mom really spoiled you with that tree, I am afraid to ask what you get for christmas...lucky duck

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  37. WOW! Your parents house is AMAZING!!! And your mom and sister-in-law are adorable! I loved the goodies and how she told you she was preggers. How cute! Kudos to you for guessing correctly!!:)

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  38. The Eiffel Tower idea is excellent and I do so love your parents house. Congrats on the new little one!

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  39. Ah! I'm so happy for you & your brother, that's kinda what happened with me & one of my brothers except the gap is just a little bit bigger. Alex is 4 months & Zadie is almost a year. It's truly a gift!!

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  40. wow your mom has great taste in presents and in decorating.

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  41. I am already a SAHM (to 7 month old Ava, my mommy blog - it's private - is at www.thepregnancychronicles.blogspot.com) - I soooo aspire to be just like your mom!!! Her welcome/Easter gifts for you all were just fabulous, I love it!

    Congrats on the cousin for your little one. I grew up with cousins close in age and it was the best!

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  42. I've recently started reading your blog and I wanted to start from the beginning! I am at this post as of now and your mom's cooking is making me sooo hungry as I sit here at work! :( Would it be possible for me to get the recipes??

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