A Walk Down Easter Lane

By Moriah on April 13th, 2009

I was trying to remember what the kids looked like at previous years’ Resurrection Celebrations, and even had to dig around some for actual visual reminders. Thought I’d share!

2003: Newly pregnant with Drew:

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2004:

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2005:

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(I have a darling 2005 family photo, but can’t find the album it’s housed in. I was VERY pregnant with Madeline and she is obvious in the photo, in all her pre-birth glory.)

2006:

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We drove down and spent the afternoon with these monkeys:

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2007 – SICK AS DOGS:

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2008:

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2009:

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Also, I was reminded again today of one of my favorite Eastertime posts from last year, Chocolate Eggs and Jesus Risen! at Femina.



There’s a starfish growing on our counter

By Moriah on February 25th, 2009

We used to spend several weeks of the summer growing up at my grandparent’s house in Colorado. Occasionally we’d be treated with a trip to an amusement park in the surrounding mountains, called the North Pole.

Of course we rode rides and ate junk food, touched petting zoo animals and were carried sky-high on the Ferris Wheel. But at the end of the day, one of my favorite things to do was make a stop into the wonderland that is the Gift Shop.

I don’t remember any of the things we bought in all those years, save one. It was a tiny pink seahorse that was supposed to grow when placed in water. I have no idea if this is accurate, but my childhood memory claims it grew to the size of the bathtub at my grandparents’ mountain cabin.

And I remember it having the most wonderful squishy feeling between my fingers.

Now fast forward twenty years. I took Drew last week to get his 5-year-old pictures taken (nevermind that he turned 5 in January) and afterwards we made a stop in at Michael’s. I told him he could choose a couple of dollar-bin treats for being so good at the portrait studio.

And I’ll be darned if they didn’t have those exact same plastic rubber sea creatures that grow up to 600% in water.

OF COURSE I had to get one. Just to see.


Surely we’re not the only family with odd toys?



Have I ever mentioned it was also graduation day?

By Moriah on January 28th, 2009

When I first saw this wedding carnival at Eli’s Lids, I wasn’t going to participate. But I decided to for two reasons – 1) I didn’t have any other ideas for a post for today and 2) the vast majority of my current close friends weren’t at our wedding and have never seen pictures (not to mention my bloggy friends).

Only a small handful of people have ever even seen these photos (probably because they reside in a gigantic leather album that sits inside a glass box table thing in our living room). So I decided to scan a few and give it a shot.



This one sort of half-shows the window topiaries. They had tiny yellow rosebuds stuck in them and they were gorgeous. Gold pillar candles sat on either side with a length of swirled tulle.





The cake was DIVINE. Coulda eaten the whole thing myself.


Okay, maybe not.


They lived happily ever after. The end.

(Now leave me a comment so I don’t feel so self-conscious.)

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