It didn't rain!

You know you've been gone from the office for a while when you have to think about your passwords when logging back into your accounts.  I have to say that I would love another month away, but that's just not the way it works...  And I've realized just how many junk emails I get a day and it is CRAZY.  I need to get some sort of filter on there because for some reason I get multiple emails a day from women all over the world in their 20s asking me to marry them.  And I also get emails about enlargers.  (You know the kind I mean. ) Somewhere along the line, I must be logged into somewhere or some search engine or whatever as a lonely middle-aged man.  (Don't know what's up with that because I am not lonely.  ;)

Anyway, we had a really great break!  We dyed Easter eggs:

And the Easter Bunny hid them:

My children had peeps for breakfast:

peep! peep!

{they're honestly really gross to me but they are pretty cute.}

The kids looked far & wide for eggs:

Our backyard was pretty muddy but that didn't stop them:

I set an Easter table & we had our family over. 

{I used a massive piece of peachy-pink & aqua woven paisley fabric that I bought a while back as the table cloth.  It usually hangs out in our family room as a throw blanket.}

I topped it with a frayed aqua linen remnant and then loaded it with aqua bottles of daffodils from my garden as last-minute easy centerpieces. 

{I pretty much do everything in my own home last-minute, so I was lucky that I'd even planted my daffodil bulbs last-minute (this March!) and they came up late enough that they just bloomed this past week & I had flowers for Easter.}

We made eggs with everyone's names on them for placeholders:

{I only took a pic of this one because I took the pics before the party & didn't want the eggs all sitting out.}

My mom made these beautiful pansy cupcakes:

{She used actual pansies, which are edible}

...And I turned 29!

~And there it didn't rain!~ 
It almost always rains on my birthday so we were shocked when the sun held out & we had temperatures in the 80s.

Hope you had a happy Easter & I'm so envious of any of you that are still on vacation!!! 

xoxo, Lauren

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Kate (Embarrassment of Riches) said...

Happy birthday! Your mom's cupcakes are lovely. I'm so glad it didn't rain on your day (mine is in late February, and I've been lucky - it always seems to be clear and unseasonably warm!).

Mariette said...

Dearest Lauren,

Happy belated birthday to you! Cute kids and a fun table setting you used.
Have a great week!


Melissa said...

Happy Birthday! Your Easter table is very fun and love the photos of the boys.

the industrial cottage said...

Looks like tons of fun. We started out with Peeps as well. You should try them frozen. The kids swear they are great that way. I am a little scared to try! Love the pictures of the boys.

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Lauren- Happy Birthday! The pics of your little ones and their egg hunt is too fun!


p.s. I don't get spam in my email box. We run all our mail through an address and the good folks at M.I.T have a great spam filter.

AnneHH said...

I don't get any spam on my mac and used to get all of those horrible emails on my PC. But more importantly, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
Got to see your beautiful room at the showhouse again on perfect.
xo, Anne

Magnolia Charm said...

HBD! :) ya'll look like ya'll had FUN! :)

lj said...

I am glad that you had wonderful weather. Your kids look very happy.

In Michigan, we had rain in the morning, but it cleared up by the afternoon. Those sun rays felt like the real Easter miracle!

Windlost said...

Sounds like a wonderful Easter and break. I always forget my passwords after like 2 days.
And Happy 29th!! xo Terri

kayce hughes said...

Your baby is getting so big! So glad that you had a dry birthday.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Lauren! So glad you were able to take time away from some things in order to enjoy other things! I love last minute table dec, too. I'm all about inspiration hitting 10 minutes before guests arrive!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Lauren! So glad you were able to take time away from some things in order to enjoy other things! I love last minute table dec, too. I'm all about inspiration hitting 10 minutes before guests arrive!!

Anonymous said...

OH, gracious! That's a lot of well-wishes - sorry about the repeats!!

Holly Irwin Fine Art said...

Happy Birthday, Lauren! Thanks for sharing those sweet photos!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday!!! looks like a fun and special day.

I did some unsubscribing in my email just this morning. it's so ridiculous!

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

Happy Birthday, Lauren! It looks like you had a wonderful birthday and Easter with your family. I cannot believe how nice your weather is right now! So jealous. said...

Happy Birthday! I just have to say that I can't believe you are only 29 with all the fabulous things you have accomplished. Of course, you look a gorgeous 26, but with what you've already done with family and career, i can only imagine what great things lie ahead for you this year and many more! All this before 30! You continue to go girl!!

suzanne said...

Happy Birthday and I just wanted you to know I visited the DC Showhouse of Saturday and your room was the best by far. Creative, comfortable and inviting. Great job.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Hey happy Birthday Girl!! Love all your pics. Fun times!

Back to the they say!

Acquired Objects said...

Well Happy Birthday Lauren, don't worry it really doesn't hurt to age....yet! Looks like your day was fun and your little men are so cute!

Miss Rubio said... are definitely now lonely. You have such a lovely family. Happy, 30 next year (sorry for the reminder hee-hee). Best wishes.

tarheel said...

Happy Birthday! You have certainly accomplished a lot for such a young person!

Haven and Home said...

I am late to the party but I hope you had a WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY!!!!

Kathysue said...

Lauren, Happy 29th, I can remember my 29th bday and that was a loooong time ago.It looks as if you had a great Easter!! I have some picts of my grown up boys hiding eggs for their children on my post today. Someday and sooner than you realize your little guys will be hiding eggs at your house for your grandbabies. I love family and traditions!!! happy bday and EAster to you and YOURS,Kathysue

5th and state said...

happy happy birthday lauren!

so much fun keeping up with you and yours from afar. the boys are getting so big! time to have another :-)

The DIY Show Off said...

Happy belated birthday, Lauren! Looks like you had a fun memory-filled day (and Easter)!


LindsB said...

Happy Belated Birthday and YEAH for no rain!!!

Anonymous said...

reading your post makes me want to have a vacation too. Yet there are still so many things to do that's why its hard to ask for a vacation leave. Love the egg hunting game, eh

Peny@embroidery digitising