Monday, March 28, 2016

Weekending with the Easter Bunny

Ok I didn't exactly hang out with the Easter bunny this weekend, but I did get in a good amount of friend and family time.
My weekend highlights included:

~Getting a fresh cut and color on Thursday afternoon
~Busted out the deck furniture out of Winter storage
~Having MG's family and my best friend come into town Thursday night and grilled out on the deck for dinner
~Finished our taxes and thankfully are getting money back--there was a time we thought we might owe. Phew!

~A visit from my dad in my dreams for the second time, which made me smile when I woke up

~A beautiful funeral service for my dad at Quantico National Cemetery with full military honors. It was an incredibly emotional, but beautiful day. So many friends showed up to show us love and support, along with family. It was incredible. I think my dad would have approved of the service.
~Celebration of Life memorial and luncheon afterwards where we socialized, shared stories about my dad and read the letters that we'd written to him
~Family left town in the early evening and then MG and I went out to dinner with my best friend and his best friend and fiance and tried out a new restaurant in Old Town which was really delicious
~Back to the house for a sleepover with our best friends

~Saturday morning brunch with our friends followed by some cherry blossoms and a low key afternoon
~Put our new Spring bedding onto the bed--love that the color in the pattern totally matches our walls. Overstock for the win!
still need to find something to go above the bed....
~Early to bed since we were both exhausted from all of the activities from the previous days

~Sunday morning errands and about 9 loads of laundry from all of the towels and sheets used over the weekend.

 ~Went to an Easter brunch at my friends' house with so much delicious food and yummy drinks. It was so fun to celebrate with good friends.
~Mid afternoon walk to work off some of the delicious brunch food and bloody mary's/mimosas #oops

~Finished the book Ive been reading for the last week and started another one (review coming soon!)

~Made dinner and had a low key rest of the night 

Today I'm back to work, but at least it's a teacher workday so I'm easing back into the work week. This weekend was tough, but it was eased by having so many friends and family around to support us and love us. Thank you for your prayers last Friday and during the weekend--they were so appreciated!
I hope you had a nice, fun-filled weekend!

39 comments:

  1. I'm so jealous of your workday today--we go back to normal today so it'll be hard on everyone! And Overstock has great finds sometimes! Love your bedding :)
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  2. Such a beautiful service honoring your dad and how amazing that he keeps coming to you in your dreams!! Such a wonderful weekend surrounded by family and friends with good food yay!! Hope today is easy for you! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. What a lovely service for you dad. I am sure it was hard, but how wonderful that your friends showed up to support you.

    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  4. Your hair looks AMAZING! Love it! And such a beautiful service for your dad. I love that he's been with you so much in your dreams too. I'm glad you had so many people supporting you this weekend and hope today is easy for you! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  5. Looks and sounds like such a fabulous weekend! I love your cut and color, as well as your bedding! And what a gorgeous service and remembrance for your Dad. I hope you have an easy transition back into work today!!

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  6. Sending lots of love and prayers as you head back to school after an emotional weekend. What a beautiful service for him. ~Hannah

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  7. Loving the new hair, so pretty! Prayers and good thoughts as you go back to work today!

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  8. Was thinking about you and your family this weekend. Looks like you had a wonderful and tough weekend. Your hair looks fab and so glad you were surrounded by so many family and friends! xoxoxo

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  9. glad you had all the love surrounding you girly! was def needed. and glad your dad visited you again. the best <3 - loving your spring bedding and that pretty cut! nothing quite like a little pampering to make a day quite nice. good luck getting back into it this week girly!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  10. Love the new bedding! and The cherry blossoms! And you. Like I said last night, always here for you and love you and he is always there with you too.

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  11. Your hair looks sooo cute!! Hope you have a good week!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  12. Tell me we just missed each other at the cherry blossoms! It looks like you had a wonderful weekend and I'm so glad that you were surrounded by family and friends <3

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  13. YAY more cherry blossoms! I love that each state seems to have a different Spring flower that blooms at the same time. For Washington it's the cherry blossoms and for Texas it's bluebonnets! Memorials are never easy but I'm glad y'all were able to celebrate your dad's life in such a beautiful way.

    Jealous of your teacher work day! we have state testing tomorrow and Wednesday so thankfully this is gonna be an easy week for me! :)

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  14. Such a busy weekend! I'm sure your dad would have loved the service. Have a great teacher work day! Xo

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  15. You're so so cute! I LOVE that you dreamt about your daddy and that you shared his honor with us!! I hope your week is off to a marvelous start!

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  16. Fresh haircuts are the best! And what a beautiful memorial.

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  17. your weekend sounds wonderful!!! we got some money back too! when I first started all it was showing was owed money! I love your deck furniture too. have you used it a lot now that it's getting warmer?

    My condolences on your father's passing. His funeral looks beautiful.

    liz @ j for joiner

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  18. Looks like a weekend surrounded by those you love! Your dad's service sounds like it was a great and meaningful chance to remember him! I am glad you also got lots of time with friends to balance out an emotional weekend. On a side note, love the jacket you wore on Easter!

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  19. I'm so glad your dad had such a beautiful ceremony, and yay for a visit from him in your dreams! Your hair looks gorgeous and YAY for cherry blossoms <3
    Green Fashionista

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  20. Sounds like a great service was held to honor your father's life. i can imagine how emotional of a day it was but sounds like you have a great support system and were about to enjoy some time with friends. Those cherry blossoms are gorgeous!

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  21. So glad you were able to honor & remember your dad this weekend! I love the idea or reading the letters to him. So happy you also had so many friends and family members surrounding you this weekend!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  22. What a nice sendoff for your dad. And a bonus second visit from him. Huge hugs.

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  23. I'm glad that your father's service went well and that you got a second visit from him - he's definitely watching over you! Happy Monday!

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  24. Wow, you have had a few busy days. Your dad's funeral looks really beautiful. Loving your new comforter! I'm really happy you had an awesome Easter brunch. Thinking of you as you get back to work this week!

    Ashley
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  25. I'm glad that your father's service was one that he would have been proud of, and how amazing that you got a second visit from him!! I know you were excited about that.

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  26. I'm so glad that your dad received all of the recognition and love that I am sure he deserves. I'm glad you had a nice Easter and love the new hair ;)

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  27. Even with everything going on this past weekend, it sounds like you still had a great weekend! There's nothing like surrounding yourself with family and friends to get through the tough times! Hooray for the cherry blossoms being in bloom! I would have loved to see them this week!

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  28. So glad you were surrounded by so many family and friends. Sounds like it was a beautiful service for your dad! <3

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  29. Sounds like a busy and great weekend. What a great way to honor your dad! I am glad he visited you in your dreams again. Hair and bedding are so cute! Enjoy the work day!

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  30. i'm glad your father's service went well, the luncheon afterwards sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate and remember him.
    your hair looks fabulous and i love the bedding!

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  31. I love how you guys were surrounded by so many family and friends this weekend. It sounds like a beautiful service and a great way to honor your dad!

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  32. The service for your dad looks absolutely beautiful. I'm so glad that you had so many friends + family there to support you, you guys are so loved! Hope your first day back to work isn't too rough today!

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  33. What an amazing weekend spent with friends and family and celebrating the life of your Daddy. It made me smile to read that he visited you in your dreams. Thinking of you and your family! Xx

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  34. Looks like such a beautiful and memorable service honoring your father. I'm glad that you got to spend that time with family and friends. The rest of your weekend sounds beautiful too, I love that bedding such a pretty pattern!

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  35. I'm so glad you were able to spend the weekend with so many loved ones!! You are so strong, my friend!!
    Also, do I see a snap?! I just got snapchat a few weeks ago! What's your username?! I'm courtneybrink

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  36. Looks like a pretty good weekend. Your dads service looks like it was beautiful. So glad that he was in your dreams twice recently. So special. My husband's great aunt passed yesterday and I said that I hoped we would see her in our dreams last night or very soon. Love your highlights and cut. Very fresh!

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  37. Sounds like you had a nice Easter with lots of time celebrating your dad. I love that he is visiting you in your dreams a lot. And your picture of the cherry blossoms is stunning!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

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  38. I love that you're seeing your dad in your dreams. So sweet. His service looked beautiful. You look great and I'm glad you got family and friend time in. xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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