Smith Family Easter 2019

We spent this Easter with the Smiths at Tracy (my father-in-law’s sister) and Mark’s house with pretty much everyone.. we were missing a few, who are always missed, but it was such a great day together. It was supposed to be storming all weekend but the weather couldn’t have been more beautiful!

Tracy and Mark prepared Chicken Piccata, ham, fluffy rolls, and carrot bundles for us, all of which were amazing of course. We brought a nice big salad, Dan and Carla brought deviled eggs, Tracy and Mark’s friends Kristen and Steve brought Scalloped Thyme Potatoes, their friends Bob and Jody brought the incredible wine, and Freda brought the Sweet Potatoes… Let’s bring Tracy and Mark’s friends around more often because off of that was so good! I’m sure I’m forgetting something but it was all so yummy…

We all sat between two tables and enjoyed our delicious dinner with amazing red wine and a beautiful toast and prayer from Pete (Tracy & Mark’s son). Tulips are my new favorite flower… Trace had the tables decorated so beautifully simple with the red and yellow ones in clear vases. I was all heart-eyes… They’re just so pretty.

“There are 16 people and 16 carrot bundles - if you take more than one I’ll kill you!” hahaha…

LOVE this shot of Pops and Carla… So happy!

Tyler’s brother Jarod and his beautiful girlfriend Orchid…


Bob & Jody, who were so fun to sit next to and get to know during dinner…


Tyler and Uncle Mark… I just love how close we all are!

Uncle Buck (aka Matt, Dan’s brother) and his daughter Kellie… We missed you Cheryl!!!


Cheers! To family, love, and our undeserving blessing of Christ’s Resurrection. <3

Afterwards, it was time for dessert, particularly cake for Dan (my FIL) and Tracy’s birthdays, both in April. Carla (my lady-in-law) made Tracy a yummy pear and almond cake and Tracy made a carrot cake for Dan, his fave. Tyler and I made the cookies and everything was absolutely scrummy, as Mary Berry would say…

After cake, cookies, and coffee, we all ventured out on the patio, catching up with each other and relaxing with Bloody Marys and sunshine. It was a perfect way to spend the day. :)

Cute shot of Pops and Ty… And the one below of Tracy with her dear girlfriends Freda and Kristen.

It’s impossible to get everyone looking and smiling at the same time, but we tried!


Hope all of you had as much of a lovely Easter as we did! Thanks to our loving family for making it special. We missed everyone on the Cook/Morrison/Elsmo (my) side! That’s what’s hard about holidays, trying to see everyone at once… But we’ll see everyone soon, I’m sure! :)

Happy Easter, everyone!