The Fun After The Storm


Hello from a rainy day on the couch. No school for Easter! Our little family had a fabulous weekend after a really tough week.

I got some kind of food poisoning/stomach bug and ended up on the floor of the CVS minute clinic with a trash bag. Then it took a long time for me to recover. I think being sick while taking care of a baby is the hardest thing I’ve had to do since becoming a mom. Don’t’ ask me how you do it with multiple kids, especially when they get sick too! Matt and Em were fine, thankfully, and kept me in good ok spirits last week.


By Friday, I was ready to get out of the house and do something fun! Matt was able to leave work early, so I met him for a late lunch downtown. After taco bowls, we walked over to the Dallas Museum of Art, and walked around until Emerson woke up from her nap. Then we got popsicles and headed to a local park for play time. Our happening Friday night consisted of homemade chicken nachos and Moana.


Saturday, we worked out and did a bunch of stuff around the house before getting ready for a date! Matt and I slipped away for a quick dinner – we got a sitter at the last minute and didn’t make a reservation anywhere, so we ended up at Oak. The portions were super small for the price, but the entrees were incredible! And being out to dinner just the two of us felt quite special.


We didn’t have much planned for Sunday, so we decided to go to church with a friend. Emerson wore one of my (and my sister’s?) dresses from the 80’s. She was so cute during the service and was smiling at everyone around us.


She got a small basket of books and two toys!


I hope y’all had a nice Easter. If the Easter Bunny visits your house, what does he typically bring?

  • Laura
    April 22, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    That top picture is so cute! When my tween was younger her basket was mostly candy with a few things like art supplies (markers and clay) blowing bubbles, sidewalk chalk, and inexpensive ) sunglasses, basically fun stuff but nothing too pricey.
    It’s actually trickier now that she’s 13, I still fill the basket with candy but I try to make it unique stuff that she wouldn’t normally be able to get the rest of the year. This year I also put in a CD, a fidget spinner, colored pencils and a journal . I watch what I spend (CD was $4 on sale at Amazon) but I like making her basket personalized and unique to her without breaking the bank (or becoming like Christmas.)

    Glad you’re feeling better!

    • Laura
      May 1, 2017 at 1:13 pm

      Thanks! It sounds like you give really good baskets:)