Green Eggs and [Easter] Ham

Did someone say there was no such thing as the Easter Bunny!?

 

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Pft… I don’t know what she is talking about!

 

Easter is usually filled with lots of candy, chocolate, and other goodies, so I loaded up on a healthy breakfast before heading to Tampa.

 

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I had a bowl of apples and cinnamon oatmeal, with a green egg from yesterday’s coloring adventures.

 

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Look what the bunny brought!  A GIANT Reese’s Egg.

 

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It just wouldn’t be Easter without Candy for breakfast. I had a little nibble. 🙂

 

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Upon arriving to Tampa, I was greeted by my family.

 

Michael, my little brother, was bouncing off the walls after consuming copious amounts of refined sugar…

 

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…My dad showed off his mad skills on the wii guitar…

 

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…and Lexie was her usual silly self.

 

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They make me laugh. I love them! 😀

 

Let’s not forget about Belle!!

 

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Mark came along for the Easter celebration to meet my family. I’m really glad they got along, but what’s not to love?!

 

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Seriously… I feel like if he can deal with this…

 

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…he’s a keeper! 😀

 

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It was such a gorgeous day outside. There was not a cloud in the sky and the weather was warm. We sat on the porch and munched on some snacks while everyone arrived.

 

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Don’t be fooled. I ate this plate times five.

 

It’s always fun to see my family members. Most of my family lives in Tampa, and as I get closer to graduation, I can’t really imagine moving too far from them.

 

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As it got closer to dinner time, I was getting annoying with the camera. I seriously think that my family thinks I’m trying to get a job as paparazzi. Sorry, guys! 

 

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I was just getting hungry… sheesh.

 

Dinner was fabulous! I always leave feeling absolutely stuffed to the brim. It’s worth it, though. I never deprive myself on Holidays, or ever really.

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I had a little of everything. My stepmom is becoming quite a chef!

  • honey glazed ham
  • squash casserole (made my grandma!)
  • mashed potatoes and gravy
  • green beans with special seasoning
  • citrus salad
  • challah bread chunk

 

After dinner, it was time for the annual egg hunt!

 

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The kids had a blast! I miss Easter egg hunting. It was always so much fun growing up.

 

By the way, Mark’s mirrors sunglasses make for some awesome photography!

 

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After all the eggs were found, we came inside for some delicious dessert. I had a little bit of everything…

 

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  • chocolate chip cookie
  • cheesecake/pecan brownie
  • devil’s food cheesecake (EPIC!)

 

I am really glad that I went home for Easter, it just wouldn’t be the same without my family.

 

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I’m off to get ready for the week ahead! I actually have a little bit of free time tonight, which is so rare.  Enjoy your night!

 

Happy Easter!

 

❤ MegaNerd

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26 Responses

  1. I am happy Mark got to meet your family! You guys are super cutee!

    Yeah I want to stay with my family too when I graduate next year but it all depends on where I go for my masters. Good luck with everything :)!

  2. This post is brimming with family, just like Easter should be.
    I would LOVE to meet the peanut butter chicken who laid that Reeses Egg

  3. What a fun day!! Wish I could’ve been home with my family 😦

  4. Looks like a fun day….I am jealous of that egg!! Yum 🙂

  5. I love the facial expressions in all your photos. It’s amazing how we communicate through them; hope yours are all smiles the rest of the week!
    Katherine

  6. Devil’s food cheesecake? ummm YUM!!
    You and Mark are too cute!!! I’m so happy you found someone that makes you so happy! (well, you look really happy!)
    What a delicious meal! I’ve realized the importance of family as I’ve gotten older, I can’t imagine life without them.
    Have a great week!

  7. Glad you found a good guy- it doesn’t seem like there are many out there;) Happy Easter!

  8. Aww! I’m glad that Mark was able to meet your family and spend the day with them. It looks like you had a great time 🙂

    Happy Easter!

  9. I LOVE the picture of your little bro – he really does look like he’s hopped up on the sugar :).

  10. Your family looks like so much fun! I’m glad you were able to meet up with them for the holiday. You and Mark are too cute together as well!

  11. What a fun family day 🙂 Wish I was home with the fam!!

  12. Happy Easter! Looks like you had a great one filled with family, friends, food and fun! 😀 Love!

  13. Your family’s so cute! 🙂
    Good for you, eating what you wanted and not being worried about calories or whatever. That’s what holidays are for (as long as you get seriously sick or whatever!). These are foods we only see every once in a while! Glad you had a great time.

  14. I love how much of a big deal Americans make out of the holidays! People never celebrate like that here (maybe cos it just rains all day…) – it looks SO FUN!!
    And that PB easter egg…wow.

  15. Aw you and Mark look so cute together, he looks so relaxed considering he was meeting all your family, i was petrified when i first met my husbands family!

    I wish they made Reese’s PB eggs in the UK!

  16. What a great day with family!!! Mmmm PB eggs…;)

  17. That picture of you and Mark looks like a framer to me… 😀

  18. I’m so glad that Mark hit it off with your family! You look really happy in all of your photos.

    I have really started appreciating my family more as I get older. Even though I only live a few hours away, I miss them so much, especially on holidays. I’m happy that you got to spend Easter with your loved ones!

  19. You two are adorbs! I totally love that you are so silly in pics and that you got to hang with the fam. 🙂

  20. I loove honey glazed ham and never tried it until I started dating my boyfriend whose mom is southern. She made it and I was like, “Oh! THIS is how ham is supposed to taste!”

  21. what a wonderful day filled with food, fun and family! love it 🙂

  22. I’m jealous that you have such little siblings to spend the holiday with – I feel like it makes the holiday so much more festive. Looks like you had a great time. (And BTW, Mark is very cute – what a good sport to be in so many pictures. 🙂 )

  23. i am so jealous of that enormous PB egg!! your posts in general have seemed more relaxed and roll with it happy, and it’s nice!

  24. You look really happy. It’s so nice! What a beautiful day for you!

  25. so…does that mean he isn’t a boy (space) friend but a boyfriend?

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