Monday, April 5, 2010

Over the Hills, Through the Desert, Past the Sea and Across the Interstate

To Grandmother's house we go!

We did a lot of driving to make all of our destinations this past Easter weekend. It started off Saturday with a trip to Oceanside to visit friends still in the Marine Corps, Cruz and Tara. They were having a going away BBQ because Tara is deploying to Afghanistan for 13 months. After that we drove to Grandma and Grandpa's house in Upland where we stayed the night and were visited by the Easter bunny. Here are the kids with their Easter baskets:

And showing off their excitement at some of their new treasures. Jake got a new set of Army men:

And Jadyn just loved this kitty cat notebook:

After getting dressed in our Sunday best, we drove to Joe's sister house for Easter brunch.

Here is Jadyn with her cousin Lilly:

Jake and Jadyn with cousin Aidan (aka Bubba):

Jadyn showing off her Easter dress:

And finally after hunting for Easter goodies there, we drove up the hill to Victorville to visit with my Grandma and Grandpa Schexnyder, as well as several of my Aunts, Uncles and cousins. The kids got to participate in yet another egg hunt and spend some play time with second cousins they don't get to see very often.

Unfortunately I wasn't able to get any good action shots of dyeing eggs Friday before the weekend OR from any of the egg hunts. I am such a kid at heart, I am right there with them coloring eggs and helping them hunt for eggs, so I can't really photograph the occasion too.

Needless to say, by the time we got home, we were all exhausted and tired of being in the car but it was all worth it to visit with so many friends and family and have a great Easter weekend!


Heidi O said...

Looks like a fun weekend.

Joanna said...

Phew, I'm tired just reading it all. What a busy weekend! It sounds like it was well worth it though.

Jadyn's dress is so pretty. She's really growing up though. There's no little baby left in her.

Also, next year, I want you to do my Easter basket. You pick out cools stuff.

Steph said...

Happy Easter! I love Jadyn's dress. Makes me excited about having a girl to dress soon!