Monday, April 16, 2012


Good Friday

I was off work for Good Friday, so Bryson and I went to the Zoo and had a blast! Last time we went, we were one of 50 people that were there...we basically had the place to ourselves. It was quite the opposite this time.
We got to the Zoo 30 minutes before it opened, so instead of waiting in the car, we went over to the McDonalds right next door. Coolest McDonalds ever! Bryson loved running around loking at the larger-than-life animal while inhaled some coffee. :)

We headed back over to the zoo and went straight for the Wild's of Africa. We spent about 20 mins with the giraffes; Bryson wouldn't let us leave :)


We went to a friend's 1st birthday bash and then came home to do our family easter egg hunt since there was no way we could do it Sunday morning before going to Michael's parent's church down in Rowlett. I found some amazingly huge eggs and filled them with toys...he LOVED finding the "so much big eggs!!"


We woke up bright and early, got ready for church and went out to see what the easter bunny left him :)

Afterwards, we went down to Rowlett to go to church at LakePointe with Grandma and Papa and then back to their house for another fun easter egg hunt. 

He would run over to every single egg, pick it up, shake it next to his ear and yell, "someting in it! someting in the egg! candy?!" and then try to open it.

Uncle Beau and Aunt Reb helped him empty all the eggs

Family pic

We had a fantastic lunch of hamburgers and tater tots and relaxed and watched some tv for the afternoon.

Sunday Afternoon

We headed over to my parenet's house and got there while all of my Dad's family was still there.

Ray and Alicia met us over there and joined in the festivities :)

It was raining outside by this time, so we had to have the egg hunt inside. Bryson was kinda "done" with finding eggs by this point...his 4th egg he would stand in the middle of the room and turn and point out the eggs without going to find them. haha! He did realize that some of them had Cheerios and Fruit Loops in them and ran to find them to shove them in his mouth :)

We spent a lot of time reading the Easter Story book. I know Bryson still doesn't really understand the real meaning of Easter, but he will one day. It is my hearts desire that he know and love and Jesus and everything he did for us.

We had such a fun and busy Easter weekend and loved every minute of it. We loved being together as a family celebrating Jesus and making fun memories together :)


  1. Looks like such a great time!

    We also went to the zoo on Good Friday, although we went to the one in San Antonio. You're right - it was PACKED! We've never been there when it was so insanely busy, and may try a weekday next time ;)

    Your family is so beautiful all dressed up and ready for church!

    1. Thanks girl! And i definitely agree about going on a weekday. Bryson actually WANTED to stay in the stroller, there were so many people there

  2. You took such great pictures of your weekend! Sometimes when we have really busy weekends with my family my camera doesn't even get out!!

    1. thanks! my camera doesn't even leave the house on most occasions; I know how ya feel. I don't know what got into me this weekend ;)

  3. I love all the family pics! It's great they are close enough that you can get together. Those big eggs are awesome! Where did you find them? I definitely want those for next year!

    Great zoo pics too. We're definitely due for a zoo trip.

    Glad you had such a great weekend!

    1. Thanks! We're so blessed with how much we get to see all of our family :)

      The giant eggs are from Hobby Lobby. They might have them at other crafty/party stores, too. Jack will love them!

  4. What a fun weekend! We haven't been to the zoo since the fall and now I really want to go. Asher never lets us leave the pandas either :-)

    1. I wish our zoo had pandas!!! Ours just opened a koala exhibit, but that's as close as we get ;)