Our Easter Brunch

Our Easter weekend felt so good.  As I sit here writing this post I just feel peaceful, relaxed, and so blessed.  Our son is sound asleep for the night and all I can think is “We.Are.A.FAMILY.”  I think because we did so many “family” things with James this weekend, it’s really sinking in that the three of us completely make up our own family.  We (Jimmy & I) are obviously still our parents’ children, but now WE are the parents and the ones driving the car to the zoo and the beach with OUR little guy in tow!  It’s a little surreal when I stop to consider it. . . I do have some super cute photos of the zoo and beach trip to share with you, but today I’m giving you a glimpse of our imageLast week I shared some of my inspiration photos, and this weekend we had Jimmy’s sister and family over to partake of a lazy Sunday brunch.  I am SO thankful for having a sis-n-law that I love to be around.  She’s funky and cool and sweet and wise (having been a mom for about 8 more years than me, even though she’s younger:), I really appreciate her perspective).  And since they live pretty close, we’re able to spend a lot of time together, which is especially fun with the kids.  image The table was inspired by these $2.00 plates from Target, which kinda remind me of the fun style of Jonathon Adler.  And because they’re plastic, we can use them outside this summer. image James was really clingy, wanting to be held a lot on Sunday, so sista swooped in and played with him in the living room so Jimmy and I could finish cooking.  (That’s the kind of greatness I meant about the sis-n-law- I didn’t even have to ask for her help and then I was relaxed because I could hear James laughing and playing, instead of pulling on my leg.) Jimmy made the most awesome breakfast potatoes, and I made Barefoot Contessa’s sour cream coffee cake- so delicious!  It’s a new tradition for Christmas, but was so good at Easter too.  We also had pancakes, scrambled eggs and bacon.  And coffee! image image I took a cue from Hi Sugarplum and planted some herbs in aluminum pails for a fresh addition to the table (they’ll go outside to grow tomorrow).  WalMart sold the herbs in plantable pods for just $3.33 and the pails were $1.00 at Hobby Lobby.  image I’m not a big drinker, but the  image sure went down easy! image The food was delicious and we lingered at the dining table enjoying easy conversation that comes from lots of time spent together.  We ate too much coffee cake.  We laughed as we watched our nephew put chocolate chips on his pancakes (his request for chocolate chip pancakes came after the last one was cooked, so he got a side of chips instead.)  After the dishes were cleared, we hung out awhile in the living room, and Jimmy and our nephew played video games (a familiar scene in our house for sure- the couch seats are permanently indented).  James played with his Easter pail and threw the plastic eggs in and out of the bucket. image image All gone. image Before they left, we made sure to get a few pics of James and his cousin together.  James is so fascinated by him, but I can see why- that 8-year old kid is one of the funniest, smartest, and coolest kids I know.  I love watching them interact with each other.  image image Hope y’all had a wonderful weekend too!

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  1. April 25, 2011 / 5:13 am

    Soo sweet! Looks like you all had a wonderful time! Your little guy is sooo adorable!!! Don't you just love when they have the perfect older friend in their life to look up to? πŸ™‚

    Blessings to you dear!


  2. April 25, 2011 / 5:17 am

    Those plates are adorable! LOVE Target!

    (Also, mimosas are one of my top 5 favorite things about brunch – total sucker)

  3. natasha {schue love}
    April 25, 2011 / 4:41 am

    Looks like you had an amazing time! Between the cute plates, coffee cake, mimosas, and family…what more could you ask for?! πŸ™‚

  4. Carmel @ Our Fifth House
    April 25, 2011 / 5:24 am

    Looks like you had a great time! Happy Easter!

  5. Allison
    April 25, 2011 / 5:34 am

    It sounds like the perfect Easter! Wonderful family time, a beautiful table, good food…a lovely day. James is a cutie!

  6. April 25, 2011 / 10:48 am

    What a beautiful table setting! I love the fresh green color. James is adorable, as are his cousins!!! So glad you had a wonderful weekend.

  7. April 25, 2011 / 12:37 pm

    Hey girlie, cute TABLE! You know I looooove me some green pop I didn't think I was going to do a table and then, boom, I wanted to, and scrambled all around the house to put something together at the last minute, whyyyyy do I do that to myself????? lol. James hair is growing! He is such a doll and I am jealy that he has little cousins to play with too…..I am an only and hub has one bro who is more into his surfboard than family life, lol. Maybe someday! Looks like you had a fab day too. Oh, and my hub was all proud of the grass comment, so thanks for that, lol. He's been out there every weekend working on all of that 'stuff' happy monday doll!

  8. April 25, 2011 / 1:33 pm

    The last photo is very sweet πŸ™‚
    I definitely ate too much at our Easter dinner haha Today will be much lighter on the food πŸ™‚

  9. April 25, 2011 / 3:18 pm

    Yum! Everything looks delish πŸ™‚ So glad to hear you had a great Easter. Your son is cute as a button! Love the color scheme. I love green.


  10. Natalie
    April 25, 2011 / 11:27 am

    The brunch food looks delish! I almost bought those Target plates. I love them and what a great idea to put the herbs out as decoration! Job well done! Looks like you had a fabulous Easter. James is so handsome!

  11. April 25, 2011 / 4:40 pm

    Your brunch looked amazing!! We actually went out for lunch this year and came home for an afternoon Easter egg hunt. Love those sweet pics of James and his cousin. πŸ™‚

  12. April 25, 2011 / 4:44 pm

    Our Easter was fantastic. Glad to year yours went well. Love what you did to your table… and those plates I'll have to pick up at Target! The last photo of James is super cute, almost like he's telling a secret.

  13. Elsa
    April 25, 2011 / 11:52 am

    What a gorgeous table setting!!! It looks like you did a great job with brunch πŸ™‚

  14. Colleen
    April 25, 2011 / 12:21 pm

    Very pretty table and I love James' cute little outfit! he looks like he has fun with his cousins.

  15. April 25, 2011 / 6:20 pm

    Your table looked great! I love the Target plates. It sounds like you had a great Easter.

  16. Courtney {a thoughtful place}
    April 25, 2011 / 2:26 pm

    I like chocolate chips on my pancakes too! Looks like was a wonderful morning. So nice to take time out of life and just enjoy being together. Thanks for sharing.

  17. That one girl
    April 25, 2011 / 2:27 pm

    Very cute and don't the mimosas ALWAYS go down easy? Love them!

  18. Katie
    April 25, 2011 / 2:36 pm

    Yours is a fabulous, blessed life, indeed, Megan! Thanks so much for sharing with us — Glad to see that your Easter holiday was lovely.

  19. April 25, 2011 / 8:21 pm

    Thanks for all the sweet comments friends! I love hearing what you have to say, especially when the post relates to family AND decor! πŸ™‚

  20. April 25, 2011 / 9:50 pm

    Everything looks gorgeous, so happy your weekend was a good one Megan!

  21. Kelli
    April 25, 2011 / 5:35 pm

    Very cute table… even cuter kiddo! He looks so big in these pictures (compared to the christmas ones)! He is becoming a toddler and not a baby!

  22. April 26, 2011 / 1:24 am

    This sounds like a terrific day! Holidays shared with family are the best. Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

  23. April 26, 2011 / 3:25 am

    What a great family celebration; it sounds like most of our holiday celebrations!

  24. emily
    April 26, 2011 / 3:59 am

    Looks like such a wonderful weekend with family!

  25. Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair
    April 26, 2011 / 10:40 am

    What a lovely post! The cooking looks fab as does the table! The herbs are such a great idea.
    Rachie xo

  26. Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful}
    April 26, 2011 / 2:46 pm

    What a great Easter….I know what you mean about having people to help around, especially when you don't even have to ask! Family is the best thing ever! (c:

  27. Traci
    April 26, 2011 / 6:37 pm

    I've been craving a Mimosa for weeks now! Looks like y'all had a great Easter.

  28. April 29, 2011 / 2:51 am

    Beautiful spread!

  29. April 29, 2011 / 2:51 am

    Beautiful spread!

  30. July 1, 2011 / 4:10 am

    I love ur table runner…did u buy it or made it?? I have an obsession for tale runner..not to big on table cloth…also I see that ur kitchen is spotless…I have a WOLF range and cant seem to get the spots off the range…do u have a cleaning product that u use to clean the stove top???
    u can email me at
    I love reading ur blog

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