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April 22, 2014

why we spent easter without our farmer

'tis true. we spent the easter holiday without our farmer.

a few months ago farmer and i discussed that around the end of april he was going to be super super busy planting corn and that it might be a great time to take a trip with kaye so that we could get out of his hair. 

(basically whenever we leave for a long weekend our farmer pulls all-nighters so he can maximize efficiency while we're gone. he's amazing like that. then when we come home he's back to playing dedicated husband/dad with dinners at 5 o'clock and making sure he's there to put kaye to bed most every single night. basically i won the lottery.)

so i booked the trip to chico, CA to visit my sister and her main man. little did i realize it was over easter weekend. clearly we're all very religious like that. 

it also left my farmer to spend the holiday alone and basically slave away. i guess that's how we roll.

so while farmer was slaving my sister was making sure kaye had her first memorable easter for the books, complete with a basket full of goodies and enough chocolate to kill a pack of dogs. (which i ate.)
farmer even left me a little easter surprise in my suitcase. thanks for the spending money, babe!

we proceeded to color easter eggs in our pajamma-jammas with food coloring hoping they would turn out just like the pinterest pictures. what a load of sh…crap. what a load of crap. the day i have a pinterest project turn out is the day i also lose ten pounds by not working out and eating frosting. 

what we did succeed in was kaye getting food coloring all over her fingers, face and clothing. she also managed to puncture a few hard boiled eggs rendering them useless. thanks turtle.

following our easter egg dying fail we decorated cupcakes with tiny m&m carrots, and they were absolutely delightful to the eye. i was tickled with how they turned out. 

also a pinterest project, but one of those projects that you knew would turn out from the get-go…ya know? no guess work involved.

you may notice our cupcakes or misshapen. well…my sister, we'll call her betty crocker, failed to realize she has no cupcake pans…so we improvised. we ended up with oblong cupcakes. but it's all in the taste. no harm, no foul.
when the turtle awoke from her midday slumber we handed her a basket larger than she and explained the rules of egg hunting. girlfriend didn't "get it." next year turtle. next year.
 but when you're as absolutely darling as she is, rules don't apply. turtle does as turtle pleases.
and while we missed our farmer terribly (seriously, we've missed him so so soooo much), it was a wonderful holiday still spent with family and new friends.
and cupcakes.

22 comments on "why we spent easter without our farmer"
  1. Sounds like you had a great weekend despite not having your man around. You also are lucky to have such a hard worker.
    P.S. Love all the photos!

  2. Each picture of your daughter makes me go "awwww" then I scroll down and go "awwww" again. She's adorable!

  3. Your farmer sounds like my farmer. 2 months of being a planting widow coming up!

  4. Your turtle is adorable :)

  5. well, i guess we're guilty of being bad christians too because farmer boy worked through the day as well... such is the life of a farm family i guess?! glad to see you sucked at pinterest projects to. fml

  6. Turtle is just so adorable! Sounds like a nice Easter, and I agree pinterest project just never work out so well for me.

  7. you won the husband lottery AND the sister lottery, and let's not even get started on the kid!

  8. I don't care if your cupcakes are oblong! The little M&M design is darn cute!

  9. Those cupcakes are adorable (I didn't even notice they were oblong until I read the caption), and Kaye seriously is darling. Happy Easter :)

  10. "the day i have a pinterest project turn out is the day i also lose ten pounds by not working out and eating frosting." ha. When that ends up working for you let me know, sounds like my kind of diet.
    Aria wasn't into the egg hunting outside, but she seemed to get the one inside. Apparently it is all about location, location, location.

  11. Ahh you got some really sweet pictures of you two together!!

    So, an additional pinterest egg fail is putting them in a whisk to color them. What numbskull decided that was a genius idea? IT ISN'T. I mean, I still tried it....and yeah. It's a fail.

  12. Looks like an awesome Easter was had. Too cute and who says cupcakes have to be round?

  13. Aww what an adorable Easter. I'm sure the Farmer missed you, but was glad your little got spoiled at your sister. Chico is one of my favorite places, its so pretty.

    Misshaped cupcakes taste better!

  14. I get you girl I get you! My farmer is the same way. With all the rain we didn't need it has us so backed up on planting our corn. We spent most of our Easter without the Farmer also. Your little one is precious and looks like she had a blast. Love the cute cupcakes

  15. Looks like she had a great first Easter!! Love the pic of her looking at her duck from her basket!

  16. Love the photos you gals together!

  17. Sounds like a great time!! The picture of you two is adorable!

  18. Your little lady is too cute holding that giant basket :)

  19. No holiday is complete without cupcakes!
    I swear your little gal is just precious. I think she totally should be able to make up her own egg hunting rules!

  20. When the weather is nice, you gotta go no matter what day it is. I'm excited that turkey poop & anhydrous is in the air..........yes I am that weird!!! Your pictures are too cute! Love the polka dots jammies!

  21. Great pictures of you and the babe!! And those cupcakes look fabulous, I don't know what you're talking about - they look like they are right off pinterest! :) I'm always in awe when people can pull those things off - I think I'm total crap at anything baking / craft / DIY related ;) haha! PS your farmer sounds like such an amazing husband and dad!! xx

  22. Sounds like you had an amazing Easter! Bummer you weren't able to spend it with your farmer, but it still looks like you guys had a great time. Love the cute Easter basket she got! Bummer the eggs didn't turn out... Pinterest can be quite the liar sometimes.


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